ERIC Number: ED426721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
The General Degree Productivity and Retention of Oklahoma Graduates.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
This report presents data regarding employment and retention within Oklahoma of college graduates. Two specific issues addressed are: (1) the general productivity of the degree fields at the bachelor's and associate degree levels; and (2) the proportion of Oklahomans who receive these degrees and remain in the state over time. Both the academic degree fields and the Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) are presented in a matrix. The tables display the distribution of graduates in each of 11 SIC codes by degree field. Data are presented separately for holders of bachelor's degrees and associate degrees or less. The study found that the degree-to-job relationship was more convoluted than expected. This may be due to the lack of correlation between classification systems and databases, or to the fact that there is not yet an agreed-upon expectation between the academic and employment sectors. Seventy-five to 80 percent of Oklahoma graduates remained in the state for work and/or further education. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma