ERIC Number: ED434627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Students' Off-Campus Work Patterns.
Harding, Edie; Harmon, Laura
This report presents findings of a study of the off-campus employment status of undergraduate college students attending all of the public and most of the private institutions of higher education in Washington State during the winters of 1997 and 1998. Specifically the study examined: (1) characteristics of working students; (2) work patterns based on student characteristics and institution attended; (3) impact of work on student performance and persistence; and (4) off-campus employment and financial aid. Findings led to the following conclusions: 69 percent of the winter-enrolled students reported they had worked at some point during the 1996-97 academic year; major differences existed in how much students earned, per hour earnings, and how many hours they worked based on the institution attended and class standing; working did not appear to be a major influence in a student's likelihood of re-enrollment in a four-year institution nor upon student performance as measured by grade point average; and 85 percent of students received financial aid or worked in off-campus employment. Appendices provide additional detail on participating institutions, available data, on-campus employment, and work-study employment. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Community Colleges, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Private Colleges, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
Washington State Institute for Public Policy, 110 East Fifth Ave., Suite 214, P.O. Box 40999, Olympia, WA 98504-0999; Tel: 360-586-2677.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Olympia, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington