ERIC Number: ED432353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Employment and Earnings Outcomes for Recent Graduates of Public Higher Education Institutions in West Virginia, 1995. Research Report 1997-2.
Krotseng, Marsha V.; Glenn, Darrell E.
This report presents information on employment and earnings outcomes for recent graduates of West Virginia public higher education institutions. Data from the Central Office Student and Graduation files and the West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs (WVBEP) wage and employment files were merged, creating a database that makes possible the determination of within-state employment outcomes for graduates. Degree recipients from the 1991-1992, 1992-1993, and 1993-1994 academic years are included, along with their West Virginia employment outcomes for all four quarters of 1995 and public higher education attendance data for calendar year 1995. Findings in the areas of employment, further education, earnings, and earnings growth include: (1) 75.8% of 1993-94 degree recipients who were residents at graduation remained in West Virginia to work or pursue further education, compared to 73% in 1992-93, and 67.5% in 1991-92; (2) three years after graduation, master's and first professional degree recipients earn over $10,000 more than associate and bachelor's degree recipients; (3) when education and health majors are taken out of the analysis for 1992-93 graduates, the average earnings for bachelor's degree recipients exceed earnings for associate degree holders by 13.9%; and (4) while earnings growth is impressive for all degree recipients, it is largest for those who were 23 or younger at the time of graduation. (TGO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Coll. and University Systems, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia