ERIC Number: ED431348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
Public University Follow-Up Studies: Baccalaureate Class of 1997 and the Senior Class of 1999.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report presents findings of the Baccalaureate Follow-Up Survey of the class of 1997 alumni (n=10,672) one year after graduation from any of Illinois' 12 public universities, as well as a survey of 1,180 seniors (class of 1999), concerning post-graduation plans and satisfaction with their undergraduate education. Almost two-thirds of the alumni were nontraditional students (older than 22 at graduation) and half the seniors were older than 22 years. Highlights of the survey of graduates indicated that 78.2 percent of graduates were employed full-time, 9.5 percent were employed part-time, and only 3.9 percent were still seeking work a year after graduation; about a third of graduates were enrolled either full- or part-time in further education; almost 80 percent of those employed full-time had jobs related to their majors; about 75 percent of respondents had found full-time jobs within three months of graduation; and the median salary for full-time employed respondents was $30,000. A comparison of responses of graduates and class of 1999 seniors noted that one-third of seniors planned to continue further education immediately, while one-third of graduates actually had enrolled in additional education; 95 percent of seniors and 93 percent of alumni rated their undergraduate experience positively; and both seniors and alumni rated their professors highly. Methodology information is appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Outcomes Assessment, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Public Colleges, State Universities
Web site: http://www.ibhe.state.il.us./Board9020Items/1999
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois