ERIC Number: ED444408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Study on the Place of Employment of Maryland Graduates.
Randall, Monica E.
This report examines the college graduates who remain in Maryland after graduation to live and work. The information is based on a series of follow-up surveys of bachelor's degree recipients and community college graduates conducted one year after graduation by the Maryland Higher Education Commission over the past 20 years. The analysis covers data only from Maryland public institutions because data from independent institutions has not been consistently available. The items on the questionnaire have remained the same over the entire period of the study; students were asked to identify their: (1) academic major; (2) residency status at the time students initially enrolled; (3) residency status one year after graduation; and (4) place of employment. The data show that at least 85 percent of bachelor's degree recipients who were Maryland residents at enrollment remained in Maryland, and at least 31 percent who were out-of-state residents at enrollment remained in Maryland. However, there are considerable differences when the data is examined by academic major. In general, the percentage of community college graduates who remain in Maryland is higher than the percentage of bachelor's degree recipients. Two appendices detail full-time employment fields of graduates one year after graduation. (RH)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Employment Opportunities, Employment Statistics, Higher Education, Occupational Mobility, Out of State Students, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 16 Francis St., Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.