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ERIC Number: ED500571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Retaining Graduates of South Carolina Public Colleges and Universities. Special Report
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
With significant investments being made in higher education, particularly through merit-based student financial aid programs intended to encourage enrollment and graduation from the state's colleges, and the need for increased numbers of college graduates in South Carolina, the question of whether graduates of South Carolina's colleges and universities stay in South Carolina, or leave for other states after earning their degree, has assumed increased importance. This report compares South Carolina college graduates to South Carolina drivers' licenses status five years after graduation to examine this trend. Patterns of graduates from two cohorts, 1996-1997 and 2001-2002, were considered. In both groups, data indicate a significant majority of graduates at the bachelor's degree level and beyond are remaining in South Carolina at least five years after graduation. The data also confirm that a large majority of students who attend two-year colleges and earn certificates, diplomas and associate degrees stay in South Carolina after graduation. Additionally, students receiving state scholarships are also remaining in South Carolina. Six appendixes include: (1) Graduates of SC public institutions living in SC 5 years after earning degree (undergraduate and graduate); (2) Native graduates of SC public institutions living in SC 5 years after earning degree (undergraduate and graduate); (3) Graduates of SC public institutions living in SC 5 years after earning degree (undergraduate and graduate) by gender and by race/ethnicity; (4) Graduates of SC public institutions living in SC 5 years after earning degree (undergraduate and graduate) by award level; (5) Graduates of SC public institutions living in SC 5 years after earning degree (undergraduate and graduate) by discipline; and (6) Discipline category listing. (Contains 14 figures and 13 tables.)
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. 1333 Main Street Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201. Tel: 803-737-2260; Fax: 803-737-2297; Web site: http://www.che.sc.gov
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina