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ERIC Number: ED500530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
One Year Later: The Status of the Class of 2005 Bachelor's Degree Recipients
Oregon University System
In 1996, the Oregon University System (OUS) conducted the first systemwide survey of recent (1994-95) bachelor's degree recipients. Changes in Oregon's economy in the preceding decade led to concerns about the preparedness of college graduates as they entered the work force. The purpose of this study is to assess an OUS college experience from the graduate's perspective and ascertain the activities of graduates within one year of completing their degree. The survey provides a mechanism for gauging student outcomes, attitudes, and experiences following graduation, and allows OUS to respond to issues related to educational quality and the state's labor market. The performance data reported from this survey include: graduate satisfaction; graduation success; internship participation; and graduates employed in Oregon. The year following college graduation represents a significant transition period for most individuals and often encompasses a series of changes in their circumstances--employment, income level, location, and personal life. This survey provides a snapshot of graduate activity and satisfaction during this transition period. The following are appended: (1) Survey Methodology; (2) Representativeness of Survey Respondents; (3) Survey Instrument; and (4) Oregon Regional Map. (Contains 13 figures, 2 tables, and 8 footnotes.) [This report was prepared by the Office of Strategic Programs & Planning within the Oregon University System.]
Oregon University System. Office of the Chancellor, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751. Tel: 503-725-5700; Fax: 503-725-5709; Web site: http://www.ous.edu
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon