ERIC Number: ED542539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1939
Reference Count: 0
Project in Research in Universities: Economic Status of College Alumni. Bulletin, 1937, No. 10
Greenleaf, Walter J.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The study of the "Economic Status of College Alumni" carried out on a uniform basis in 31 universities in 20 States is reported in this bulletin. These institutions are considered representative of universities for the country as a whole. Nearly 50,000 graduates, both men and women; contributed to the study by returning usable questionnaires. Each of the 31 institutions finished the study of its own alumni, and because uniform procedures were used it was possible to consolidate the findings into a single study. The plan used in this study was very simple. Each question, as stated in the questionnaire, was repeated at the head of the corresponding section of the study. The summary of the replies then follows, with any explanation necessary to make clear the meaning of the summary table. The detailed, consolidated table or tables from which the summary is drawn are found in the appendix. Along with the detailed consolidated tables, there is also given in the appendix the complete instructions used by the institutions in interpreting the questionnaires and in compiling their own reports. It is hoped that with the detailed tables and with these instructions, it will be possible for additional institutions to compile data concerning their own alumni and compare them with the 31 institutions cooperating in this study. The following topics are covered in this bulletin: (1) Ages of alumni; (2) Migration and residence; (3) Marital status; (4) Home communities; (5) Living conditions; (6) Occupations of fathers; (7) Undergraduate majors; (8) Unemployment and majors; (9) Self-help in college; (10) Graduate study; (11) Graduate majors; (12) Extension work; (13) Degree earned; (14) Scholastic honors; (15) First jobs; (16) Unemployment; (17) Relief; (18) Employment status; (19) Owners and employers; (20) Salaries; (21) Investment income; (22) Earned investments; (23) Occupations; (24) Salaries by occupation; and (25) Negro alumni. An appendix presents: (1) Consolidated tables for 30 universities; (2) Covering letter to college alumni; (3) Questionnaire to college alumni for gathering material for alumni study; and (4) Manual of Procedure for conducting the alumni study. An index and a selected bibliography are also included. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 72 tables and 9 charts.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Alumni, Questionnaires, Age Differences, Place of Residence, Marital Status, Neighborhoods, Housing, Occupations, Fathers, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Study, Unemployment, Employment Level, Self Determination, Graduate Study, Extension Education, Academic Degrees, Social Services, Employers, Salaries, Income, Investment, African Americans, Divorce, Family Structure, Migration Patterns
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)