ERIC Number: ED424397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
What's Happening with the Marin County Class of 1990?
Mergendoller, John R.; Michaelson, Andrew; Horan, Carolyn
In spring 1997, members of the 1990 graduating classes of 12 public and private high schools in Marin County, California, were surveyed regarding their accomplishments after high school and their perceptions of the quality of their high school education. Surveys were mailed to 1,932 members of the class of 1990. A 34.3% response rate (662 completed surveys) was achieved. By spring 1997, 62.6% of the respondents had attained a degree from a four-year college and an additional 11.8% had attended, but not completed, a four-year college. Overall, 73.1% of the respondents were working full time in fall 1996, earning a median salary of $25,200. Of those attending four-year colleges, 64.3% stated that their high school education had prepared them well or very well in reading and writing. Of the respondents, 45.7% had enrolled in a two-year or technical school at some point during their postsecondary education. Compared with respondents without a four-year college degree, college graduates worked in a wider variety of fields and were most likely to be employed in fields associated with higher earning potentials. (Fifteen tables/figures are included. Appended are a compendium of 10 tables and the survey instrument.) (MN)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Beryl Buck Inst. for Education, Novato, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California