ERIC Number: ED437077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Outcomes of Non-transferring Students.
At the close of the 1996-97 academic year, some 45,000 transfer-oriented students left the Washington community and technical colleges they had been attending. Eleven thousand, three hundred of these students transferred immediately to a four-year institution in Washington or Oregon, with another 2,000 transferring a year later. More than half of the students did not transfer but either stayed in the job held during college or gained employment after college. The employment status of these non-transferring students is described in this report. All of the former students described here reported that their purpose for attending was to prepare for transfer, but they also encompass people who plan to work for several years before actually transferring. Given the diversity of purposes masked in the simple transfer declaration, knowing about how the college experience impacts the quality of employment of these former transfer-oriented students is important. Some key findings are: quality employment is a key outcome for those enrolled with a declared transfer purpose; the more education gained at community and technical colleges, the greater the economic outcomes for these non-transferring students; and non-transferring students had substantial labor force attachment before and during college as well as after college. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia. Education Div.