ERIC Number: ED442476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-9
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of Graduates Outputs and Outcomes. Data Trend 12.
The number of community college degrees and certificates awarded has increased steadily during the time of Performance Based Budgeting in Florida. The vast majority of Community College System awards are one of the following four types: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), postsecondary vocational certificate (PSVC), and postsecondary adult vocational certificate (PSAV). AA degrees have increased 23.8% from 1993-94 to 1997-98. AS degrees increased by 1.7% during this same time period. Certificates also increased during this time period. PSVC increased by 20.6%, and PSAV increased by 3.9%. The initial quarterly earnings for community college graduates ranged from $6,013 for AA graduates to $7,739 for AS graduates. Seventy-five percent of AA graduates transferred to the State University System. A comparison of initial outcomes for the 1995-96 versus the 1996-97 graduates shows that Florida is employing more and supporting less. There were increases across the board in the percent of graduates found employed in Florida for 1996-97 compared to 1995-96. The percent of students receiving public assistance has declined for all groups. Florida Education & Training Placement Information Program also has been tracking the 1990-91 graduates over the past six years. All groups experienced an increase in their average quarterly earnings. The largest increases were for the highest degrees. Eleven tables are appended, which use data from the Florida Education & Training Placement Information Program. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida