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  1. Success After Graduation. A Study of the Baccalaureate Graduates of Empire State College.

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    Lehmann, Timothy

    Empire State College (ESC) has an interest in following the progress of its recent graduates in the world of work as well as discovering what happens to those graduates wishing to continue their education. To obtain this information a survey was conducted of all graduates and additional data analyzed that was contained in each graduate's file.…

  2. Public versus Private Colleges: Political Participation of College Graduates

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    Lott, Joe L., II.; Hernandez, Jose; King, Joe P.; Brown, Tiffany; Fajardo, Ismael

    2013-01-01

    Using data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) of College Graduates, we use structural equation modeling to model the relationships between college major, values held in college, collegiate community service participation, and the post-college political participation of college graduates by public versus private…

  3. Tidewater Community College 1998 Graduate Survey Study.

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    Kleiman, Lisa

    This report presents Tidewater Community College's (TCC's) (Virginia) 1998 graduate survey study. Approximately half of the graduates attended another college or university prior to enrolling at TCC. A small portion enrolled directly from high school. Almost three-fourths of the graduates were working either full- or part-time while enrolled, and…

  4. Graduates of Denver Public Schools: College Access and Success

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    Buckley, Pamela; Muraskin, Lana

    2009-01-01

    Denver Public Schools (DPS), the Denver Scholarship Foundation, The Piton Foundation, and the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education undertook a study to learn how DPS graduates perform in college. The report describes who enrolls in college, and who persists and earns a college certificate or degree. In addition, the…

  5. Job prospects for college graduates

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    Bell, Peter M.

    During the recent recessionary slump, employers in the private sector, responding to a national survey conducted by the College Placement Council, continued to report increased employment opportunities for engineering graduates. While business disciplines and the science, math, and other technical categories experienced some fluctuation during this period, overall, employers continued to report increased hiring. What is unique about this early forecast for 1981-82 is that for the first time in the past several years an anticipated increase in hiring was reported for the other nontechnical categories. Five hundred fifty-one employing organizations in the private sector anticipated an increase in hiring for each of the four curricular areas surveyed.

  6. College Graduation "Is" the Bottom Line

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    Johnson, Greg

    2006-01-01

    Bottom Line was founded in 1997 to help disadvantaged Boston students get into college, graduate from college and go far in life. In its first year, it supported 25 students through the college admissions process. This year, it is helping more than 350 Boston high school seniors from the class of 2006 to get into college and providing support to…

  7. Tidewater Community College 2000 Graduate Survey Study.

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    Kleiman, Lisa S.

    The 2000 Tidewater Community College (TCC) Graduate Survey Study is a measure of student satisfaction with the college educational experience. The study gives demographic data pertaining to all 2000 graduates, as well as enrollment, attendance, employment, educational, and attitudinal data generated from survey respondents. Highlights of the…

  8. First Generation College Students: Indicators of College Persistence and Graduation

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    Moore, Angelica

    2013-01-01

    First generation college students are accessing colleges and universities at an increased rate. However, first generation college students, which include a disproportionate number of minorities and low income populations, continue to lag behind their counterparts in graduating from college. More prevalent in the research are factors that cause…

  9. Study of ESC [Empire State College] Graduates.

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    Palola, Ernest G.; Ogden, Katharine

    This paper reports the results of a survey that examined the success or failure of Empire State College's first 29 graduates in obtaining admission to graduate school. Of the 13 applicants, 7 were accepted, 5 were waiting to hear, and 1 was rejected. Difficulties encountered by the applicants are discussed, as are the intentions of those not…

  10. Graduation Research Applying National College Robot Contest

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    Toyama, Shigehiro; Masuyama, Hiroyuki; Hatinohe, Toshitaka; Yamashita, Kouji

    This paper investigates graduation researches applying the national college robot contest whose rules become complicated gradually. First, an analysis of our students participating in the contest indicates that they are almost beginners, and some instruction methods for such beginners are presented. Second, the planning and the making process of a robot for the national college robot contest in 2003 are introduced, and a graduation research on the robot employing a bogie suspension system is illustrated. Finally, two improvement examples of engineering experiment in the electronic mechanical engineering department, which are fed back information gotten through the instruction of the graduation research, are introduced.

  11. Leadership Skills of College of Agriculture Graduates.

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    Birkenholz, Robert J.; Schumacher, Leon G.

    1994-01-01

    Graduates of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri (n=293) perceived themselves to possess leadership skills. A number of high school and college activities were found to be related to the perceived skills of respondents. (JOW)

  12. Selling College Graduates to Employers.

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    Nagy, Daniel R.; Biehl, Kimberly A.

    1980-01-01

    Describes a University of Pittsburgh placement office program to increase placement of graduates with local businesses. To challenge the employment agencies' monopoly on this market, an advertising and direct communications program was launched with continuing good results. (JAC)

  13. College Graduates: Highlights from a Nationwide Survey.

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    Pace, C. Robert; Milne, Mary

    1971-01-01

    A general report of significant and interesting data generated by the CSE Alumni Survey is presented. The survey explored a variety of activities, interests, views, judgments, and experiences of men and women who had graduated from college at mid-century. One section of the questionnaire is related to community affairs, national and state…

  14. The Labor Market for College Graduates.

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    Holmstrom, Engin Inel, Ed.

    1975-01-01

    During the spring of 1974 a series of seminars on student aid programs and student access were held in connection with the congressional hearings on Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The final seminar in the series focused on the labor market predictions and conditions facing college graduates. The presentations reported on four major areas;…

  15. Job Hunting for the College Graduate.

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    Erdlen, John D.; Sweet, Donald H.

    The new or soon-to-be college graduate is provided in this book with the basic facts of the employment process and the system within which this process operates. A master plan is presented for effective representation of self on paper, during the interview, when deciding upon a job offer, and on the job. Guidelines are established for…

  16. Trident Technical College 1998 Graduate Follow-Up.

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    Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.

    Presents the results of South Carolina's Trident Technical College's (TTC's) 1998 graduate follow-up survey report of 915 TTC graduates. Graduates were surveyed and results were obtained for the following items: graduate goals, employment, placement rates, graduates in related fields, when job were obtained, job finding methods, job locations, job…

  17. Gender and Racial Gaps in Earnings among Recent College Graduates

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    Zhang, Liang

    2008-01-01

    Using a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate graduates from 1993 (B&B 93/97/03), I explore factors that contribute to the gender and racial gap in earnings among recent college graduate. Results indicate that college major remains the most significant factor in accounting for the gender gap in pay. Female graduates are still left…

  18. Earnings Expectation and Graduate Employment: Evidence from Recent Chinese College Graduates

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    Po, Yang

    2011-01-01

    Chinese college graduates have faced increasing labor market competition since the expansion of tertiary education. Given rigid market demand, graduates with realistic earnings expectations may experience a more efficient job search. Using the 2008 MYCOS College Graduate Employment Survey, this study finds that a 1000 yuan reduction in a…

  19. Trident Technical College 1999 Graduate Follow-Up Report.

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    Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.

    Presents the results of South Carolina's Trident Technical College's (TTC's) 1999 graduate follow-up survey report. Graduates were surveyed and results were obtained for the following items: graduate goals, employment, placement rates, graduates in related fields, when job obtained, job finding methods, job locations, job satisfaction, job…

  20. Do New Male and Female College Graduates Receive Unequal Pay?

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    McDonald, Judith A.; Thornton, Robert J.

    2007-01-01

    We analyze the female-male gap in starting-salary offers for new college graduates using data from the annual surveys of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), unique (and proprietary) data that have not previously been used for this purpose. A major advantage of working with a data set on salaries for new college graduates is…

  1. Fewer Diplomas for Men: The Influence of College Experiences on the Gender Gap in College Graduation

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    Ewert, Stephanie

    2012-01-01

    Women's advantage in college graduation is evident at all socioeconomic levels and for most racial and ethnic groups. This study examines whether college experiences critical to persistence to graduation, including college major, attendance patterns, social integration, and academic performance, contribute to this gender gap in graduation.…

  2. "Chasing a Passion": First-Generation College Graduates at Work

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    Olson, Joann S.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the college-to-work transition as experienced by first-generation college (FGC) graduates. First-generation graduates are often adjusting to workplaces that are significantly different from parents' work environments. Design/methodology/approach: This phenomenological study explored the…

  3. Civic Engagement among Recent College Graduates. Fact Sheet

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    Lopez, Mark Hugo; Elrod, Brent A.

    2006-01-01

    A previous CIRCLE fact sheet showed that young people who attend or have attended college are generally more civically engaged than those who do not. In the present fact sheet, analysis was limited to college graduates from the graduating class of 2000, highlighting relationships between core civic engagement measures, on the one hand, and…

  4. Psychological Comparisons of Undergraduate and Graduate College of Education Students

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    Illovsky, Michael E.

    2010-01-01

    This is a study of 57 graduate students and 229 undergraduate students in classes preparing them to be teachers. The survey extended over a period of five years, involving 14 classes in a college of education. Using the Personality Research Form scales to compare the psychological aspects of undergraduate and graduate college of education…

  5. Dieting Behaviors of Young Women Post-College Graduation

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    Soliah, LuAnn; Walter, Janelle; Antosh, Deeanna

    2007-01-01

    Obesity is a major public health epidemic in the United States. During the past decade, obesity has increased across all education levels, including college graduates. The purpose of this research was to study the health decisions that young women, post-college graduation make regarding their food intake. The subjects in this study completed a…

  6. The Impact of New College Graduates on Intrastate Labor Markets

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    Trostel, Philip A.

    2010-01-01

    A crucial issue in the debate on state support for higher education is the extent that a state's production of college graduates affects the state's education attainment. The view that many new graduates take their state-supported degrees to labor markets in other states undermines states' incentives to promote wider access to college. This study…

  7. Now What? Life After College for Recent Graduates.

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    Education Resources Inst., Boston, MA.

    This report integrates information from federal agencies, higher education associations, institutions, and other organizations to present a picture of employment, education, and lifestyle outcomes for recent college graduates. The following promising trends are identified: (1) recent college graduates face a good job market, with employers…

  8. Predicting the College Attendance Rate of Graduating High School Classes.

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    Hoover, Donald R.

    1990-01-01

    An important element of school counseling is providing assessments on the collective future needs and activities of a graduating school class. The College Attendance Rate (CAR) is defined here as the proportion of seniors graduating from a given high school, during a given year, that will enroll full-time at an academic college sometime during the…

  9. Community College Graduates, July 1, 1975 to June 30, 1976.

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    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.

    From July 1975 to June 1976, 2,229 students were graduated from the Hawaii Community College System, an increase of 12% over the previous year's total of 1,995 graduates. During this same period, 2,299 degrees and certificates were awarded: 65 graduates earned multiple degrees (five earned three degrees and/or certificates, 60 earned double…

  10. Summary of Responses to Follow-Up Questionnaire Sent to Nursing Graduates in Five LACCD Colleges.

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    Gold, Ben K.

    As a means of evaluating its nursing curriculum, the Los Angeles Community College District conducted a follow-up survey of 111 nursing graduates: 33 White graduates of Los Angeles Pierce College; 17 Black graduates of Los Angeles Southwest College; 27 Hispanic graduates of East Los Angeles College; 19 Asian/Pacific Islander graduates of Los…

  11. COLLEGE WOMEN SEVEN YEARS AFTER GRADUATION, RESURVEY OF WOMEN GRADUATES, CLASS OF 1957.

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    WELLS, JEAN A.; WOOL, MURIEL B.

    IN A RESURVEY OF 1957 WOMEN COLLEGE GRADUATES, QUESTIONNAIRES RETURNED BY 84 PERCENT OF THE 5,846 CONTACTED IN 1964 PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERRELATED INFLUENCES ON COLLEGE WOMEN OF THEIR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION, POSTGRADUATE SPECIALIZATIONS, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, AND WORK CAREERS. ALMOST THREE-FOURTHS OF THE GRADUATES SURVEYED…

  12. Open-Access Colleges Responsible for Greatest Gains in Graduation Rates. Policy Alert

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    Doyle, William R.

    2010-01-01

    The largest gains in graduation rates over the past decade have been accomplished at open-access or nearly open-access colleges and universities. In addition, states could see even bigger increases if they directed their policies and supports toward improving graduation rates at these nonselective institutions. These findings from the author's…

  13. A Follow-Up Study of LaGuardia Community College's 1973-1977 Graduates.

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    Weintraub, Jeffrey I.

    A follow-up study of the graduates of LaGuardia Community College (LCC) classes of 1973 through 1977 was conducted to analyze the salary levels, rates of salary gain over time, employment levels, promotional opportunities, job stability, career paths, and additional education attained by LCC graduates who entered the labor market, continued their…

  14. Underemployment among College Graduates. ASHE 1983 Annual Meeting Paper.

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    Phelan, Jo Carol; Phelan, Thomas James

    Rates and severity of underemployment among a sample of college graduates were assessed using objective and subjective measures. Attention was directed to job characteristics related to underemployment, gender differences in the characteristics, and the effect of college type attended, college major, and academic performance. The data were drawn…

  15. Practice Characteristics of Recent Illinois College of Optometry Graduates.

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    Gailmard, Neil B.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Demographic information regarding mode of practice, income and satisfaction level is provided for 1978-82 graduates of the Illinois College of Optometry. A practice management questionnaire is appended. (Author/MLW)

  16. Graduate Training in Toxicology in Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.

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    Robens, J. F.; Buck, W. B.

    1979-01-01

    Presented are an American Board of Veterinary Toxicology survey and evaluation of the training resources available in graduate programs in toxicology located in colleges of veterinary medicine. Regulatory toxicology, number of toxicologists needed, and curriculum are also discussed. (JMD)

  17. Women Entering Agriculture: A Study of College Graduates.

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    Thompson, Orville E.; And Others

    A study examined the educational and labor market experiences of female graduates of agricultural programs. During the study, researchers interviewed 95 female and 84 male graduates of agricultural programs at 3 community colleges and 6 universities in California between the years 1977 and 1979. Survey participants were asked to supply various…

  18. Graduate Students on Campus: Needs and Implications for College Counselors

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    Benshoff, James M.; Cashwell, Craig S.; Rowell, P. Clay

    2015-01-01

    Graduate students compose an important segment of university and college populations. However, institutions of higher education often have not addressed adequately their status as adult students with different developmental and life issues and concerns. This article defines and describes the needs of graduate students, discusses implications, and…

  19. SUNY/Westchester Community College. 1992 Study of the Graduates.

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    Lee, Marcia M.

    In fall 1992, a survey was sent to students who graduated from Westchester Community College (WCC) in late summer 1991, fall 1991, or spring 1992. The survey sought to collect information on graduates' demographic, educational, and work-related characteristics. This document contains the executive summary and the results of the survey. Of the 883…

  20. The Plight of Job Placement for Female College Graduates.

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    Jiang, Naiyong

    1992-01-01

    Presents interviews with a female college graduate and a male factory director concerning women graduates' opportunities in China's labor force. Suggests that Chinese managers fear that women will abandon job obligations in favor of family concerns. Lists four reasons that the factory director gave for failing to hire female workers. (SG)

  1. Job satisfaction of college graduates with learning disabilities.

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    Witte, R H; Philips, L; Kakela, M

    1998-01-01

    Job satisfaction, as assessed via five scales that posed questions concerning colleagues, work, supervision, pay, and promotion, as well as overall total job satisfaction, was examined for 55 self-identified college graduates with learning disabilities (LD) and 55 control graduates matched by gender, major, degree, and graduation year. All participants graduated from a competitive midwestern university from 1987 to 1994 and represented advantaged groups when compared to both LD and non-LD populations. The graduates with LD required significantly more time to complete their degrees and showed significantly lower CPAs. Data analysis indicated that the graduates with LD perceived themselves as receiving significantly less pay and promotion opportunities, and reported less total job satisfaction, than graduates without LD. However, no significant salary differences between the groups were found. The implications of these findings are examined. PMID:9599958

  2. Understanding the Determinants of Debt Burden among College Graduates

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    Chen, Rong; Wiederspan, Mark

    2014-01-01

    This article examines debt burden among college graduates and contributes to previous research by incorporating institutional and state characteristics. Utilizing a combination of national datasets and zero-one inflated beta regression, we find several major themes. First, family income and college experiences are strongly associated with the…

  3. California's Future Workforce: Will There Be Enough College Graduates?

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    Reed, Deborah

    2008-01-01

    Over the past several decades, the demand in California for college-educated workers has grown. But the supply of college graduates has not kept pace with demand, and it appears that this "workforce skills gap" will not only continue but widen. This study examines the causes, magnitude, and likely consequences of the potential mismatch between the…

  4. Attributes of Students Graduating from Schools and Colleges of Optometry.

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    Optometric Education, 2000

    2000-01-01

    This report by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry identifies desired attributes of students graduating from schools and colleges of optometry. Introductory information includes information on the report's development and assumptions. Personal and professional attributes are then listed followed by a list of 10 knowledge-area…

  5. Communication Strategies of Employment Assistance for College Graduates.

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    Wenger, Paul

    Placement services and employee recruiting for college graduates have become major enterprises. Organized employment assistance consists of (1) college placement services, (2) personnel departments within businesses, (3) traditional employment agencies paid by employers, and (4) agencies paid by the client for individual job searches. Although…

  6. Comparative Analysis of Labour Market Outcomes of Graduates and Non-Graduates from Manitoba Community Colleges.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Labor and Manpower, Winnipeg.

    A survey of the 5,278 students who either graduated (N=3,095) or withdrew (N=2,183) from the Manitoba community colleges during 1978 was conducted during 1979 to determine: (1) the employment status of the students; (2) their earnings; (3) the number of weeks spent in the labor market before and after college enrollment; (4) the number of weeks…

  7. College Selectivity, Not College Type, Is Related to Graduate Women's Career Aspirations.

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    Lentz, Linda P.

    Differences among college types and among selectivity levels that may affect women's career aspirations were studied. Graduates of six women's colleges and nine coeducational colleges were compared for three levels of admission selectivity in relation to level of the organizational ladder being pursued, innovativeness of chosen career, and plans…

  8. Faith Development in Graduating Christian College Seniors

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    Powell, Elizabeth Sinclair; Tisdale, Theresa; Willingham, Michele; Bustrum, Joy; Allan, Claire

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative study involved conducting semistructured interviews with 12 students attending a Christian liberal arts college. The study sought to identify how students' Christian faith changes over the course of time they are attending college. The factors identified as potentially influencing changes in faith within students attending a…

  9. Exploration of Interstate College and Post-Graduation Migration in the United States

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    Ishitani, Terry T.

    2011-01-01

    Using national data, the present study first investigated interstate college migration. Unlike existing studies of interstate college migration, this study also tracked students to college graduation to explore their post-graduation migration, such as leaving to other states after graduating from in-state institutions and returning to home states…

  10. Retaining Graduates of South Carolina Public Colleges and Universities. Special Report

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    South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    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…

  11. Understanding the Experience of College Graduates during Their First Year of Employment

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    Polach, Janet L.

    2004-01-01

    A company's college recruitment practices, as well as its socialization processes for graduates once they have joined the organization, can be improved when there is understanding of college graduates' experience during the first year of employment. This study recorded the experiences of eight college graduates who were employed by a medical…

  12. The Relationship between Advanced Placement and College Graduation. 2005 AP Study Series, Report 1

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    Dougherty, Chrys; Mellor, Lynn; Jian, Shuling

    2006-01-01

    This study explores the relationship between college graduation rates and student participation and success in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams. We reviewed three approaches to examining this relationship: 1) comparing the college graduation rates of AP and non-AP students; 2) comparing the college graduation rate of AP and non-AP…

  13. Grave New World? Workplace Skills for Today's College Graduates

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    Eisner, Susan

    2010-01-01

    Today's college graduates face an uncertain and demanding job market in which they are likely to encounter evolving skill needs, reduced hiring, and heightened competition from experienced laid off workers and globally available labor. These realities underscore the importance expressed by educators and practitioners of identifying attributes new…

  14. Mixed Mode Effects in a Community College Graduate Survey.

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    Goho, James

    This paper describes the results of research evaluating the use of mixed-mode surveys in institutional research. Surveys were administered to 1999-2000 graduates at Red River Community College in 2 phases. Phase 1 offered three modes of response: mail, Web-based, and touch-tone data entry (TDE). Phase 2 (administered to non-respondents of Phase 1)…

  15. Predictors of Graduation among College Students with Disabilities

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    Pingry O'Neill, Laura N.; Markward, Martha J.; French, Joshua P.

    2012-01-01

    This exploratory study determined which set of student characteristics and disability-related services explained graduation success among college students with disabilities. The archived records of 1,289 unidentified students with disabilities in three public universities were examined ex-post-facto to collect demographic data on the students, the…

  16. Status of Recent Male and Female College Graduates.

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    Knight, G. Diane; Sedlacek, William E.

    A survey of 542 recent graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park, indicated many significant differences between males and females. More males (71 percent vs. 64 percent) reported professional managerial or technical occupations, while more females (25 percent vs. 12 percent) reported clerical-sales positions. Seventy-five percent of…

  17. The Career Course as a Factor in College Graduation

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    Reardon, Robert C.; Melvin, Brittany; McClain, Mary-Catherine; Peterson, Gary W.; Bowman, William J.

    2015-01-01

    Conducting research and engaging in discussions with administrators and legislators can be important contributions toward alleviating the trend toward lower graduation rates among college students. This study used archival data obtained from the university registrar to examine how engagement in a credit-bearing undergraduate career course related…

  18. Supply and Demand for College Graduates in the South, 1985.

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    McCarty, Marilu H.; Galambos, Eva C.

    Data concerning job prospects and supply/demand figures for 1985 college graduates in the southern United States are presented in this booklet prepared by the Southern Regional Education Board. Supply is defined as the number of entrants into the job market, and demand as the number of job openings in that year. The data provide an update of…

  19. College Officials Urged to Monitor the Graduation Rate Gap

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    Roach, Ronald

    2008-01-01

    Documenting that there are 62 U.S. colleges and universities where the six-year graduation rates for Black undergraduate students have recently outpaced those of their White peers, the report by the Washington, D.C.-based Education Sector, an independent education policy think tank, has pointed out that schools where underrepresented minorities…

  20. The Migration of High School Graduates to College

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    Cooke, Thomas J.; Boyle, Paul

    2011-01-01

    The National Center for Education Statistics reports that over 250,000 high school graduates moved across state lines to enroll in college in 2008. The choices made by these high ability individuals may have long-lasting implications for state economies; not only do they contribute to state and local economies through their tuition and daily…

  1. Physical Activity Patterns of Young Women Post-College Graduation

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    Soliah, LuAnn; Walter, Janelle; Antosh, Deeanna

    2008-01-01

    Americans need more physical activity in their daily routines. There are numerous physical as well as psychological benefits that can be credited to regular physical activity. The purpose of this research was to examine the physical activity patterns of young women, post-college graduation. The average woman in this study exercised 22 minutes per…

  2. The Effects of Student Aid on Recent College Graduates.

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    Sanford, Timothy R.

    1980-01-01

    The relationship between aid received and activities pursued after college (attending graduate school, career choice, forming a family, and forming personal values) was examined. Results imply that the self-help forms of aid (loans and work) are not detrimental to the future plans of recipients. (Author/LB)

  3. Newcomer Adjustment among Recent College Graduates: An Integrative Literature Review

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    Klemme Larson, Rachel E.; Bell, Alexandra A.

    2013-01-01

    Newcomer adjustment, the process an individual goes through within the first year at a new organization, can be a challenging transition for traditionally aged recent college graduates. Unsuccessful adjustment can have profound negative consequences for young adults, organizations, and undergraduate institutions. Gaps exist in the human resource…

  4. Wage Differentials between College Graduates with and without LD.

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    Dickinson, David L.; Verbeek, Roelant L.

    2002-01-01

    This study compared employment and wage figures for 97 college graduates previously diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD) and 1,130 comparison adults. The observed lower wages for individuals with LD were found to be primarily due to differences in productivity, although the possibility that some of this differential is due to discrimination…

  5. Graduate Student Concerns: A Study of a College of Education.

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    Roney, Robert K.; And Others

    The objective of this research was to develop a systematic and accurate process for the assessment of concerns of 408 graduate students in University of Tennessee-Knoxville's College of Education, utilizing a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. A 77-item, Likert-type instrument was developed, with a final open-ended question,…

  6. Medical Colleges in Saudi Arabia: Can We Predict Graduate Numbers?

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    Althubaiti, Alaa; Alkhazim, Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    The shortage of Physicians is a major problem in many countries. Medical colleges are often encouraged to increase the graduate numbers. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi physicians form only 37.89% of the physician manpower. The remainder of the physicians are expatriates. It was recently estimated that the Kingdom would need 29,128…

  7. College Challenge to Ensure "Timely Graduation": Understanding College Students' Mindsets during the Financial Crisis

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    Chen, Xiaoying; Yur-Austin, Jasmine

    2016-01-01

    Since mid-2007, the United States has experienced the direst economic recession since the Great Depression. While considerable institutional resources have been spent on boosting 4-year graduation rates, many college students purposefully delayed graduation, waiting to enter the labor market until the overall economic situation had improved. The…

  8. College Quality and the Earnings of Recent College Graduates. Research and Development Report.

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    Fitzgerald, Robert A.

    This report examines the association between institutional characteristics and the earnings of recent college graduates five years after graduation. Data from the 1980 High School and Beyond (HS&B) survey were combined with information about courses, grades, credits, and credentials contained in the Postsecondary Education Transcript Study, a…

  9. The Effect of a College Pen Incentive on Survey Response Rate among Recent College Graduates

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    Stange, Jonathan P.; Zyzanski, Stephen J.

    2011-01-01

    Incentives have shown a variable effect in improving survey response rates, but the effect of a pen from an organization to which the respondent has loyalty has not been studied. Recent college graduates were randomized to receive or not receive a college logo pen accompanying an initial survey mailing. Among 119 total respondents, there were no…

  10. Turning Community College Drop-Outs into Graduates. Policy Page. No. 10-439

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    Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Although two-thirds of Texas college-bound high school graduates are prepared for college work, a large number of recent graduates and adults returning to pursue higher education are not college ready. Those underprepared for college face the hurdle of completing remedial courses--known as developmental education--in one or all core subject areas…

  11. Educational Looping OR Why Do Four Year College Graduates Return to Community Colleges for Vocational Training. Final Report.

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    Swartz, Carl

    A study was done to (1) determine how extensive is the need for vocational education for college graduates who must return for job-entry level course work (educational loopers), (2) determine the kinds of vocational course work the returning graduate desires, (3) investigate the reasons the college graduate has chosen to return to a college…

  12. Technical College Graduate Perceptions of College and Career Readiness

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    Hanson, Dale M.

    2013-01-01

    The United States workplace requires increased levels of postsecondary education to support workforce development for an economy driven by technology, automation and global competition. By 2018, 63 % of new jobs created will require postsecondary education (Carnevale, Smith, & Strohl, 2010). Currently, one in four graduates earns a bachelor's…

  13. What Can You Do with that Degree? College Major and Occupational Status of College Graduates over Time

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    Roksa, Josipa; Levey, Tania

    2010-01-01

    While income inequality among college graduates is well documented, inequality in occupational status remains largely unexplored. We examine whether and how occupational specificity of college majors is related to college graduates' transition into the labor market and their subsequent occupational trajectories. Analyses of NLSY79 indicate that…

  14. Gis-Based Spatial Statistical Analysis of College Graduates Employment

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    Tang, R.

    2012-07-01

    It is urgently necessary to be aware of the distribution and employment status of college graduates for proper allocation of human resources and overall arrangement of strategic industry. This study provides empirical evidence regarding the use of geocoding and spatial analysis in distribution and employment status of college graduates based on the data from 2004-2008 Wuhan Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, China. Spatio-temporal distribution of employment unit were analyzed with geocoding using ArcGIS software, and the stepwise multiple linear regression method via SPSS software was used to predict the employment and to identify spatially associated enterprise and professionals demand in the future. The results show that the enterprises in Wuhan east lake high and new technology development zone increased dramatically from 2004 to 2008, and tended to distributed southeastward. Furthermore, the models built by statistical analysis suggest that the specialty of graduates major in has an important impact on the number of the employment and the number of graduates engaging in pillar industries. In conclusion, the combination of GIS and statistical analysis which helps to simulate the spatial distribution of the employment status is a potential tool for human resource development research.

  15. The Blue-Chip Graduate: A Four-Year College Plan for Career Success.

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    Osher, Bill; Campbell, Sioux Henley

    A plan is presented that is intended to prepare students to become the type of college graduate (the "blue-chip" graduate) who is successful in a highly competitive job market. The following topics are discussed: "What College Students Want--Job$"; "What Employers Want--Blue-Chip Graduates"; "How To Write a Term Paper, Coordinate Homecoming and…

  16. Beyond Instrumentation: Redesigning Measures and Methods for Evaluating the Graduate College Experience

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    Hardré, Patricia L.; Hackett, Shannon

    2015-01-01

    This manuscript chronicles the process and products of a redesign for evaluation of the graduate college experience (GCE) which was initiated by a university graduate college, based on its observed need to reconsider and update its measures and methods for assessing graduate students' experiences. We examined the existing instrumentation and…

  17. Chasing the American Dream: Recent College Graduates and the Great Recession. Work Trends

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    Stone, Charley; Van Horn, Carl; Zukin, Cliff

    2012-01-01

    This report describes the findings of a nationally representative sample of 444 recent college graduates from the class of 2006 through 2011. The purpose of this study is to understand how recent college graduates are faring in the workforce, specifically looking at those individuals who graduated before and during the difficult labor market…

  18. Examining the College Preparation and Intermediate Outcomes of College Success of Avid Graduates Enrolled in Universities and Community Colleges

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    Huerta, Jeffery; Watt, Karen M.

    2015-01-01

    This quantitative study examined first-year university and community college students who were former Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) high school students. Participants in this study were students from groups that are underrepresented in higher education. In the first sample of 329 graduates, grade point average and college credit…

  19. Maine's College Graduates: Where They Go and Why. Finding Maine's Future Workforce (Revisited)

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    Silvernail, David L.; Woodard, Brianne L.

    2006-01-01

    In the knowledge-based economy of today, training and retaining a college educated workforce is crucial to the vitality of Maine. Approximately one-half of Maine's high school graduates who go on to college leave the State to do so. A previous study, "Maine's College Graduates: Where They Go and Why" (2003), looked at the factors that influenced…

  20. High School Influences on College Enrollment and College Graduation of Dallas Independent School District 2002 Graduates

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    Johnson, Linda K.

    2011-01-01

    The overarching goal for American education under President Barack Obama has been to increase college enrollment and completion rates. The pressure to achieve this goal has been keenly felt in the postsecondary community, especially as federal and state funding have become increasingly tied to achieving higher college completion rates. Yet the…

  1. Ethnic and Gender Differences in Science Graduation at Selective Colleges with Implications for Admission Policy and College Choice.

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    Smyth, Frederick L.; McArdle, John J.

    Emphasizing graduation rate, W. Bowen and D. Bok (1998) argue that race-sensitive admission at selective colleges enhances the educational attainment of underrepresented minority students, and that the effect increases with college selectivity. Focusing on graduation in science, however, R. Elliott and colleagues (1995) conclude that: (1)…

  2. Rising Mal-Employment and the Great Recession: The Growing Disconnection between Recent College Graduates and the College Labor Market

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    Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.

    2011-01-01

    This article looks at the phenomenon of mal-employment among college graduates in the United States, beginning with an overview of labor-market trends and the effects of the Great Recession on the job-market experiences of young people, including recent college graduates. It then defines "mal-employment" and examines its incidence over time. The…

  3. Effects of College Educational Debt on Graduate School Attendance and Early Career and Lifestyle Choices

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    Zhang, Lei

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines how college educational debt affects various post-baccalaureate decisions of bachelor's degree recipients. I employ the Baccalaureate and Beyond 93/97 survey data. Using college-aid policies as instrumental variables to correct for the endogeneity of student college debt level, I find that for public college graduates, college…

  4. Four-Year Myth: Make College More Affordable. Restore the Promise of Graduating on Time

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    Complete College America, 2014

    2014-01-01

    In American higher education, it has become the accepted standard to measure graduation rates at four-year colleges on a six-year time frame. Evaluations of two-year community colleges are now based on three-year graduation rates. Metrics like these are unacceptable, especially when we consider that students and their families are trying…

  5. The 1962-67 College Study of San Diego Adult School Graduates.

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    Winslow, Jacqueline Lee

    This study investigated numbers and percentages of San Diego Adult School graduates completing their first semester of college work during 1962-67, locations of colleges attended, numbers of students attending, grade point averages (GPA) and number of credit courses taken, and GPAs for graduates out of state, in California, in the San Diego area,…

  6. The Importance of Academic Challenge in College Preparation of High School Honor Graduates

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    Barber, Paul Linton

    2011-01-01

    High school honor graduates at a rural high school in the Southeastern United States of America have not been as prepared for science classes at the college level as their teachers expected. At the study site, which is located in one rural high school, honor graduates have been struggling with their freshman college science classes although these…

  7. Student Satisfaction at The College of Staten Island: A Study of June 1980 Graduating Students.

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    Picciano, Anthony G.

    Characteristics of the 1980 graduating student population of the College of Staten Island and student satisfaction with their college experiences were studied. A modified version of the student attrition questionnaire of the National Center for Higher Education Management Services, which is appended, was administered to the 770 graduates and the…

  8. CUNY Community College Graduation Rates Do Not Effectively Measure Student Success

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    Lax, Jeffrey

    2012-01-01

    The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) released a report last November asserting that, with a six-year graduation rate of 28 percent, City University of New York (CUNY) community colleges "should be doing much better." The report declared graduation rates "lackluster" and criticized community colleges for "not yet delivering on their potential." But…

  9. Lived Employment Experiences of College Students and Graduates with Physical Disabilities in the United States

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    Kim, Mikyong Minsun; Williams, Brenda C.

    2012-01-01

    This phenomenological study aims at understanding lived experiences of college seniors and recent college graduates with physical disabilities seeking employment opportunities after graduation in the USA The extensive interviews revealed that participants' attitudes about and experiences with disability are diverse (pain to pride, denied…

  10. Job Satisfaction: The Comparison between School-Leavers and College Graduates

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    Kamarulzaman, Wirawani; Nordin, Mohamad Sahari

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to address the gaps in the literature and compare the job satisfaction between school leavers and college graduates. Specifically, the proposed study sought to expand the existing, yet limited research exploring job satisfaction between school-leavers and college graduates. In this study, the comparison includes these…

  11. Virginia Employers of 1992-1993 VCCS Graduates. Virginia Community College System Research Report Series.

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    McHewitt, Earl R.

    To determine employment outcomes for graduates of the 1993-93 academic year, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) undertook a study of outcomes by examining state unemployment insurance wage records. The analysis determined that for all 23 colleges in the system, 63.6% of graduates were employed by a Virginia business or industry at the…

  12. Are AP® Students More Likely to Graduate from College on Time? Research Report 2013-5

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    Mattern, Krista D.; Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J.

    2013-01-01

    The current study examined the role of AP® Exam participation and performance on four-year college graduation in four years. Because students who take AP Exams can earn college credit while still in high school, it was expected that AP students would have higher four-year graduation rates. Moreover, it was expected that AP students who earned…

  13. Salary Comparisons of 1979-80 College Graduates, by Sex in May 1981. Analytic Report.

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    Crane, Jane L.

    The relationship between background characteristics and salaries of male and female college graduates was assessed, and causes for salary differences were investigated. Data were drawn from the 1981 Survey of 1979-80 College Graduates, which covered individuals who received bachelor's or master's degrees from July 1, 1979, to June 30, 1980. A…

  14. Why Are Recent College Graduates Underemployed? University Enrollments and Labor-Market Realities

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    Vedder, Richard; Denhart, Christopher; Robe, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    Increasing numbers of recent college graduates are ending up in relatively low-skilled jobs that, historically, have gone to those with lower levels of educational attainment. This study examines this phenomenon in some detail, concluding: (1) About 48 percent of employed U.S. college graduates are in jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)…

  15. An Examination of High School Graduates Who Identify Teachers as Influential in Their Choice of College

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    Mozie-Ross, Yvette D.

    2011-01-01

    This exploratory study contributes to what is known about the college choice process by providing a quantitative comparative analysis to determine how high school graduates who identify teachers as influential in their choice of college differ from graduates who do not. Specifically, this study answers the following research question: How do…

  16. Job Search Patterns of College Graduates: The Role of Social Capital

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    Coonfield, Emily S.

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation addresses job search patterns of college graduates and the implications of social capital by race and class. The purpose of this study is to explore (1) how the job search transpires for recent college graduates, (2) how potential social networks in a higher educational context, like KU, may make a difference for students with…

  17. College Peer Counselor Teaching Modalities: Sequelae in the Life and Work of Graduates

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    Hatcher, Sherry L.; Shields, C. Comfort; Wierba, Elizabeth E.; Hatcher-Ross, Juliet L.; Hanley, Steven J.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined extended influences of peer helping courses on graduates' self-reported experiences of interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and ongoing engagement with the training. The 109 participants included 49 college graduates who completed a peer counseling theory course, 47 graduated psychology concentrators who took…

  18. Red River College Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report, 2000/2001.

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    Red River Community Coll. (Manitoba).

    This report contains results from surveys of two sets of Red River College (Canada) graduates. The first is the Graduate Satisfaction and Employment survey, which gathers information on employment status and program satisfaction from graduates of full-time diploma, certificate and refresher programs. The second is the Continuing Education Graduate…

  19. Careers in the Private Sector--A National Study of College Graduates in Business and Industry. Report No. 6.

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    Bisconti, Ann Stouffer; Gomberg, Irene L.

    Three out of ten college graduates and other advanced degree recipients enter employment in private companies. The document focuses on this situation and describes the characteristics of two cohorts of college graduates (who entered college in 1961 and 1966) several years after graduation (1971). The study is based on responses from 127,212…

  20. Wage differentials between college graduates with and without learning disabilities.

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    Dickinson, David L; Verbeek, Roelant L

    2002-01-01

    Wage differential studies examining legally protected groups typically focus on gender or racial differences. Legislation also fully protects individuals with learning disabilities (LD). This article is the first to decompose wage differentials between adults with and without LD. An original data set of college graduates with documented LD was constructed, and these individuals were compared to a control group from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). Our results show that much of the observed lower wages for individuals with LD is due to differences in productivity characteristics. However, there is an unexplained portion of the wage gap that could possibly be considered wage discrimination against individuals with LD. This possibility seems smaller due to the fact that the subsample of the employers who knew of the employee's learning disabilities did not appear to pay significantly lower wages to these individuals. Alternative hypotheses are discussed, as are sample-specific issues. PMID:15490744

  1. Predicting international medical graduate success on college certification examinations

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    Schabort, Inge; Mercuri, Mathew; Grierson, Lawrence E.M.

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Objective To determine predictors of international medical graduate (IMG) success in accordance with the priorities highlighted by the Thomson and Cohl judicial report on IMG selection. Design Retrospective assessment using regression analyses to compare the information available at the time of resident selection with those trainees’ national certification examination outcomes. Setting McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. Participants McMaster University IMG residents who completed the program between 2005 and 2011. Main outcome measures Associations between IMG professional experience or demographic characteristics and examination outcomes. Results The analyses revealed that country of study and performance on the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination are among the predictors of performance on the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification examinations. Of interest, the analyses also suggest discipline-specific relationships between previous professional experience and examination success. Conclusion This work presents a useful technique for further improving our understanding of the performance of IMGs on certification examinations in North America, encourages similar interinstitutional analyses, and provides a foundation for the development of tools to assist with IMG education. PMID:25316762

  2. Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates. Education Outlook. No. 2

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    Schneider, Mark; Yin, Lu Michelle

    2012-01-01

    An ever-increasing number of individuals are turning to community college for their higher education. However, the majority of students entering community college fail to complete their degrees, and as a result, earn lower wages throughout the course of their lives. If community college retention rates were increased, graduates could become part…

  3. A Study of Perkins 2P1 Graduation Performance Rates at Virginia Western Community College

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    Archer, J. Andrew.

    2006-01-01

    "2P1" is the Carl Perkins label for an institution's graduation performance rate. Systems receiving Perkins funds, like Virginia's 23 community colleges, are expected to meet a federally approved 2P1 target rate. For the 3-year period 1999-2001 Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) was one of seven community colleges in the VCCS (Virginia…

  4. A Descriptive Look at College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates. Policy Brief

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    Durham, Rachel E.; Westlund, Erik

    2011-01-01

    Earning a college degree improves a person's life outcomes in employment, income, health, and quality of life. Thus, it is important to track Baltimore City Schools graduates success in attending and completing college. In this study, the authors sought to summarize college enrollment and completion trends over the past several years. These data…

  5. Communication between College Counselors and Academic Faculty when Supervising Graduate Student Trainees

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    Sharkin, Bruce S.; Coulter, Lisa P.

    2009-01-01

    College counseling centers play an important role in the training and supervision of counselor trainees. This article addresses the importance of communication between college counselors and academic counseling program faculty when college counselors supervise graduate students from academic counseling programs. As the authors discuss, effective…

  6. Employment Outlook for 1976 College Graduates in New England. Regional Report Number 76-4.

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    Bowen, Gordon E.

    Primary information furnished by college placement directors in New England revealed that recruiting for the 1976 New England college graduates started slowly in the fall of 1975 but picked up in the early months of 1976. Most placement officials reported slight increases in the number of recruiters visiting college campuses. Chemical engineers…

  7. Employment Outlook for 1975 College Graduates in New England. Regional Report Number 75-5.

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    Bowen, Gordon E.

    Based on interviews with placement officers at more than 24 colleges in New England and information sought from corporate placement officials and college seniors, the job outlook for many 1975 New England college graduates seemed favorable according to early spring indications. Campus recruiting, as measured by the number of firms scheduling…

  8. Math-oriented fields of study and the race gap in graduation likelihoods at elite colleges.

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    Gelbgiser, Dafna; Alon, Sigal

    2016-07-01

    This study examines the relationship between chosen field of study and the race gap in college completion among students at elite colleges. Fields of study are characterized by varying institutional arrangements, which impact the academic performance of students in higher education. If the effect of fields on graduation likelihoods is unequal across racial groups, then this may account for part of the overall race gap in college completion. Results from a large sample of students attending elite colleges confirm that fields of study influence the graduation likelihoods of all students, above and beyond factors such as students' academic and social backgrounds. This effect, however, is asymmetrical: relative to white students, the negative effect of the institutional arrangements of math-oriented fields on graduation likelihood is greater for black students. Therefore, the race gap is larger within math-oriented fields than in other fields, which contributes to the overall race gap in graduation likelihoods at these selective colleges. These results indicate that a nontrivial share of the race gap in college completion is generated after matriculation, by the environments that students encounter in college. Consequently, policy interventions that target field of study environments can substantially mitigate racial disparities in college graduation rates. PMID:27194657

  9. Comparison of Health Status and Health Behaviors between Female Graduate and Undergraduate College Students

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    Bulmer, Sandra Minor; Irfan, Syed; Barton, Barbara; Vancour, Michele; Breny, Jean

    2010-01-01

    Objective: Graduate females represent a substantial and growing proportion of the college student population, yet health promotion research and programming has traditionally focused on undergraduates. This study compared health status and health behaviors of female graduate and undergraduate students at a public university in the northeastern U.S.…

  10. Estimated Demand for 1986 Graduates of Michigan Four-Year Colleges and Universities.

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    Shingleton, John D.; And Others

    The current employment market for 1986 college graduates from Michigan was assessed by placement directors from 29 Michigan four-year institutions. The directors rated supply and demand based on information obtained from follow-up studies of recent graduates, campus interviewing statistics on employer requests by major and degree level, numbers of…

  11. Texas Community College Graduation and Persistence Rates as a Function of Student Ethnicity

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    Spangler, J. Mark; Slate, John R.

    2015-01-01

    In this investigation, the graduation and persistence rates of Texas community college students by ethnic membership (i.e., White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian) for the 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 academic years were examined. Statistically significant differences were present between the 2000 and the 2010 graduation and…

  12. Placement Survey Report: North Hennepin Community College 1994-1995 Graduates.

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    Winch, Cheryl; And Others

    Comprised primarily of data tables, this report presents findings from a survey conducted by Minnesota's North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) to determine outcomes for the 779 graduates from 1994-95. Following an introduction describing the study methodology and indicating that 672 graduates returned completed surveys, the first section…

  13. Follow-Up Survey of the 1988-1989 Radiography Graduates of Middlesex Community College.

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    Spence, Weymouth

    A graduate follow-up survey evaluated student outcomes for the radiography program at Middlesex Community College/Middlesex Memorial Hospital (Connecticut). The program prepares students for entry-level employment as radiographers. The questionnaire, based on input from program officials and respondents, was mailed to 14 1988 and 1989 graduates.…

  14. Recent College Graduates Study, 1987 (RCGS-1987). Transcript Data [machine-readable data file].

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    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    The transcript component of the 1987 Recent College Graduates Study (RCGS-1987) is presented. This transcript data file, RECENT.GRADS.TRNSCRPT.A8586, is the second of three data files produced from the RCGS-1987. Although the purpose of the RCGS is to provide data on the educational experiences and post-degree employment 1 year after graduation of…

  15. Follow-up Report on Employers of 1993-94 Graduates, Macomb Community College.

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    Adams, Judith

    Each year, Macomb Community College (MCC), in Michigan, conducts a study to determine the extent to which the training received by the previous year's graduates met the needs of area employers. Surveys were mailed to 305 employers for whom release of information forms were completed by the graduates in a November 1994 survey. Completed forms were…

  16. Occupational Stability of New College Graduates. Research Note. IERC RN 2003-1

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    Presley, Jennifer B.

    2003-01-01

    Henke and Zahn (2001) found that 1992-93 college graduates who entered K-12 teaching were among the most stable of all employed graduates with respect to their occupations three years later. This Research Note reanalyzes "Baccalaureate and Beyond" ["The 1993 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study" ("B&B93")] data to include in the three-year…

  17. College Graduation to Employment in STEM Careers: The Experience of New Graduates at the Intersection of Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minority Status and Disability

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    Hawley, Carolyn E.; McMahon, Brian T.; Cardoso, Elizabeth D.; Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.; Barbir, Lara A.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To examine the recent labor market indicators of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) versus non-STEM college graduates with disabilities. Method: The sample included bachelor of science (B.S.)/B.S.-level college graduates including 1,567,527 with a disability and 32,512,446 without a disability. Data were derived from…

  18. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM IN PREPARING ITS GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT AS REPORTED BY POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS.

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    STEPHENSON, DON

    IN 1967, GRADUATES OF THE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM OF CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE WERE SENT A QUESTIONNAIRE ASKING HOW THEY RATED THE CURRICULUM AND WHAT THEY DID AFTER GRADUATION. THE 178 STUDENTS POLLED HAD GRADUATED AT ANY TIME DURING THE 14-YEAR LIFE OF THE PROGRAM. SEVENTY-EIGHT USABLE RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED, FROM WHICH THE FOLLOWING DATA WERE…

  19. Job Hunting Behaviors and Employment Status of Recent College Graduates.

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    Becker, Heather Anne; And Others

    The self-reported employment status, job-hunting behaviors, and career potential of current jobs for liberal arts/natural sciences graduates and nonliberal arts/sciences graduates at the University of Texas at Austin were studied approximately six months to one year after graduation. Sixty percent (151 persons, representing a 21 percent return…

  20. The Impact of Major-Job Mismatch on College Graduates' Early Career Earnings: Evidence from China

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    Zhu, Rong

    2014-01-01

    This paper assesses the impact of the mismatch between a college major and job on college graduates' early career earnings using a sample from China. On average, a major-job mismatched college graduate is found to suffer from an income loss that is much lower than the penalty documented in previous studies. The income losses are also found to…

  1. Exploring Critical Factors of Self Concept among High Income Community College Graduates

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    Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Nor, Ahmad Rosli Mohd; Amat, Salleh; Rauf, Rose Amnah Abdul

    2015-01-01

    This study was undertaken to explore the critical factors influencing the self-concept of community college graduates in the development of their careers. Individuals with a positive self-concept are often associated with a good career choices and a well-panned career development path. Hence community college students should be girded with a…

  2. What Parents Don't Know about College Graduation Rates Can Hurt. Education Outlook. No. 2

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Schneider, Mark

    2011-01-01

    You would not buy a car without knowing its mileage, or a home without knowing its age and condition. Why would you invest in a college education without knowing graduation rates? Over the next several months, high school seniors across the country will decide where to go to college. Many students and their parents will base the decision on…

  3. Guide to Sources: Colleges & Universities, Graduate Programs, Transfer Information, Financial Aid. Revised.

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    Goodwin, Bryan

    This library guide lists some of the more useful sources of information about colleges and universities that are available in the Fogler Library at the University of Maine. The 99 items cited are listed in four categories: (1) colleges and universities, including general, graduate, and foreign programs; (2) preparation for admission exams; (3)…

  4. Ethical Behavior and Human Development among Male and Female Graduate and Undergraduate College Students.

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    Sottile, James M., Jr.; Brozik, Dallas

    The purpose of this research was to describe and better understand the ethical experiences of graduate and undergraduate, male and female college students attending a university in a rural location of a mid-eastern state. A survey was created to determine the ethical activities of college students. A total of 2,718 surveys were completed.…

  5. Evaluating the Relationship between THEA Scores and Graduation Rates among College Students

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    Jones, Lakia; Kadhi, Tau

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) scores and the Graduation rate of college students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Using a Regressional analysis that tested the predictability of the Reading, Writing, and Mathematics scores on the THEA…

  6. First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories.

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    Garrod, Andrew, Ed.; Larimore, Colleen, Ed.

    This book presents 13 stories of Native American college students struggling for survival on several planes--intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual--and striving for success in their own terms in a cultural setting not their own. Although all the students attended Dartmouth College and graduated, the salient common theme of the stories is…

  7. Retention of Recent College Graduates in New England. Policy Brief 09-2

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    Sasser, Alicia

    2009-01-01

    The population of recent college graduates has been growing more slowly in New England than in the rest of the United States, and New England states are concerned that an inadequate supply of skilled workers may hamper economic growth. In some sense, New England is a victim of its own success. The region's colleges and universities excel at…

  8. Northern Illinois University Abstracts of Graduate Studies on the Community (Junior) College, 1970-1971

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    Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Community Coll. Services.

    This document includes summaries of 25 recent research projects in the area of community (junior) colleges undertaken by graduate students at Northern Illinois University. The topics of the projects were: student reactions to senior college; student values and choice of program; personality characteristics and attitudes of nursing students;…

  9. Opportunities, Obstacles, and Options: First-Generation College Graduates and Social Cognitive Career Theory

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    Olson, Joann S.

    2014-01-01

    First-generation college (FGC) students often encounter a campus environment and set of norms that are substantially different from those they previously experienced. Although the literature exploring the challenges facing these students is growing, less attention has been given to their experiences as they graduate and transition from college to…

  10. Graduate Placement Report, 1985: New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Colleges and New Hampshire Technical Institute.

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    New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord. Div. of Post-Secondary Education.

    The New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) and the six New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Colleges (NHVTC) offer collegiate education preparing individuals for direct employment in business, industry, health, and service related fields. At the completion of the 1984-85 academic year, the college/institute system graduated 1,080 students from 47…

  11. Do Colleges Have an Effect on the Labour Market Success of Their Graduates?

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    Bosker, Roel; And Others

    This article explores the following questions: first, "Do colleges of higher vocational education vary in the mean success of their graduates on the labor market?" and, second, "Are the differences between these colleges stable over time?". The analysis drew upon school effectiveness, quality assurance and labor market research. The school…

  12. Supply and Demand for College Graduates in the South, 1980. Manpower and Education.

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    Engels, Richard A.; Galambos, Eva C.

    This report presents findings on the supply of college graduates in 1980 in the Southern region as compared to openings in which they may become employed. The projections of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) indicate that for a range of 421 occupations (the Comprehensive Projection), there will be a deficit of college educated workers.…

  13. Factors and Characteristics Influencing the College Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation of Black Males

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    Wilborn, Willie J.

    2013-01-01

    During the past decade, Black male students have been enrolling in college in growing numbers. They have also been dropping out of college, prior to graduation, in high numbers. These trends have generated concern among educators and policymakers about the economic future of the Black community. Despite these concerns, most of the research on this…

  14. A Smart Break? College Tenure Interruption and Graduating Student Outcomes

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    Routon, P. Wesley; Walker, Jay K.

    2015-01-01

    Using data from a longitudinal survey of college students from over 400 institutions, we examine the impacts of occupational internship programs and voluntary academic leave on returning academic achievement, post-college ambitions, and general facets of the college experience. Previous literature on college internships has focused on labor market…

  15. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates

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    Prescott, Brian T.; Bransberger, Peace

    2012-01-01

    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been producing high school graduate forecasts for over 30 years. This publication marks the eighth edition in the series, covering the period from 1996-97 through 2027-28, with projections starting with graduates of the 2009-10 academic year. WICHE is proud to produce these…

  16. The Way to Wealth and the Way to Leisure: The Impact of College Education on Graduates' Earnings and Hours of Work

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    Zhang, Liang

    2008-01-01

    This study extends the analysis of the economic return of college education up to 10 years after college education and further examines the impact of college education on graduates' hours of work. The results suggest that variation in hours of work explains a portion of earnings differentials among college graduates. Graduates from high-quality…

  17. Community Colleges Respond to Demand for STEM Graduates

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    Mangan, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    As concerns grow over labor shortages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, the colleges ready students for jobs or more education. Educators are also looking to community colleges to fill the gap. With their high enrollments of minority and low-income students, community colleges are obvious places to recruit a diverse work…

  18. School-to-Work Transition of College Graduates in Korea: The Impact of High School Track on College Performance and Post-College Occupational Outcomes

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    Kwon, Sung Youn

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed at examining the impacts of high school track on college performance and subsequent occupational outcomes after college graduation. To this end, the Korean Education and Employment Panel (KEEP) data from 2004 through 2010, including 4,000 samples of 12th graders as of 2004 from vocational and general high schools, were analyzed.…

  19. First-Generation College Students: Additional Evidence on College Experiences and Outcomes

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    Pascarella, Ernest T.; Pierson, Christopher T.; Wolniak, Gregory C.; Terenzini, Patrick T.

    2004-01-01

    The growing demographic diversity of the under-graduate student body in American postsecondary education has been well documented over an extended period of time. One result of this increased diversity is the substantial number of "first-generation" college students from families where neither parent had more than a high-school education. For…

  20. Proactive personality and the successful job search: a field investigation with college graduates.

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    Brown, Douglas J; Cober, Richard T; Kane, Kevin; Levy, Paul E; Shalhoop, Jarrett

    2006-05-01

    The current article tests a model of proactive personality and job search success with a sample of 180 graduating college students. Using structural equation modeling, the authors tested a theoretical model that specified the relations among proactive personality, job search self-efficacy, job search behaviors, job search effort, and job search outcomes. Job seekers were surveyed at 2 separate points in time, once 3-4 months prior to graduation and once 2-3 months following graduation. The results suggest that proactive personality (a) significantly influenced the success of college graduates' job search, (b) was partially mediated through job search self-efficacy and job search behavior, and (c) was independent of self-esteem and conscientiousness. The findings are discussed in terms of their general implications for understanding the nature of the process through which distal personality factors, such as proactive personality, affect the nature and success of an individual's job search. PMID:16737367

  1. Relative Success? Determinants of College Graduation Rates in Public and Private Colleges in the U.S.

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    Scott, Marc; Bailey, Thomas; Kienzl, Greg

    2006-01-01

    Amid growing criticism of public universities, there is little discussion of what appropriate institutional evaluation would entail. Six-year graduation rates are commonly used, and public bachelors granting institutions have lower rates than private institutions, but with the growth in non-traditional college attendance, these can be misleading.…

  2. Dine College Graduate Made It His Mission to Do Well

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    Henderson, Davis

    2012-01-01

    During the author's early years of high school, he made it his mission to do well. He is proud and honored to say that he has attended Dine College (Tsaile, Arizona). Dine College was the foundation of his college career. It allowed him to develop a sense of financial awareness and readiness and the right place for him to begin--financially. Now,…

  3. Non-nurse college graduates: a new resource for future nurse practitioners.

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    Smith, P L; Shoffner, D H

    1991-01-01

    Non-nurse college graduates are admitted to the master's of science in nursing (MSN) degree program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Over the years, a majority of these non-traditional students have chosen the family nurse practitioner clinical concentration. The purpose of this study was to compare non-traditional and traditional family nurse practitioner (FNP) graduates in terms of academic and career-development characteristics. The study population consisted of all 91 (48 non-traditional and 43 traditional) UTK FNP graduates from 1981 to 1986. Little difference was found between the two groups' academic success in the program, self-perceptions of clinical preparedness for practice, current participation in the workforce, and self-perceptions of acceptance from administrators, other nurses and physicians in current work settings. Several notable differences between the two groups were found. The non-traditional FNP graduates had higher Graduate Record Examination (GRE) mean scores. More non-traditional than traditional FNP graduates were employed initially as nurse practitioners. Similarly, more non-traditional FNP graduates were currently employed as nurse practitioners in primary health care settings. Fewer non-traditional FNP graduates expressed satisfaction with their initial or current nursing positions. In regard to career goals, however, more of the non-traditional FNP graduates stated their intent was to be functioning as nurse practitioners in the future. Non-nurse college graduates with an interest in health care are a rich resource from which to recruit practicing nurse practitioners for the future. PMID:1996179

  4. College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2005 High School Graduates. Bureau of Labor Statistics News. USDL 06-514

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2006

    2006-01-01

    In October 2005, 68.6 percent of high school graduates from the class of 2005 were enrolled in colleges or universities, according to data released on March 24, 2006 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The college enrollment rate for recent high school graduates was a historical high for the series dating back to 1959.…

  5. College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2006 High School Graduate. Bureau of Labor Statistics News. USDL 07-0604

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007

    2007-01-01

    In October 2006, 65.8 percent of high school graduates from the class of 2006 were enrolled in colleges or universities, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since 2001, the college enrollment rate for recent high school graduates has been trending upward. Information on school enrollment and…

  6. Recruiting Trends 1993-94. A Study of Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies Employing New College Graduates.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This report examines job market trends for new college graduates based on a survey of 618 organizations (businesses, industries, manufacturing organizations, service sector employers, government agencies and military services. Topics considered include: (1) anticipated changes in hiring trends for new college graduates, (2) changes in campus…

  7. Learning Curve: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace. Project Information Literacy Research Report

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    Head, Allison J.

    2012-01-01

    Qualitative findings about the information-seeking behavior of today's college graduates as they transition from the campus to the workplace. Included are findings from interviews with 23 US employers and focus groups with 33 recent graduates from four US colleges and universities, conducted as an exploratory study for Project Information…

  8. Using NSC StudentTracker for High Schools Reports: "Considerations for Measuring the College Enrollment Rates of High School Graduates"

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    National Student Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Thousands of high schools currently use StudentTracker reports from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center to measure how many of their graduates go on to college, where, and how many persist to graduation. The reports were designed to help schools to measure their success in preparing students for college, and to evaluate the…

  9. Understanding the Graduate College Experience: Perceptual Differences by Degree Type, Point-in-Program and Disciplinary Subgroups

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    Hardré, Patricia L.; Hackett, Shannon M.

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated graduate students' perceptions of their graduate college experiences. Participants were 1704 masters and doctoral students across colleges and disciplines at a research university. They completed questionnaires reporting their perceptions of their teaching and advising faculty, academic programs, centralised services,…

  10. Urban College Graduates: Their Investments in and Returns for Strong Quantitative Skills, Social Capital Skills, and Soft Skills

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    Haynes, Marie Ellen

    2010-01-01

    This case study examined strong quantitative skills, social capital skills, and soft skills of urban college graduates using data from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality Household Survey. The urban college graduates lived in Atlanta, Boston, or Los Angeles and had bachelor's, master's, PhD, and professional degrees. Among the three skills…

  11. A Comparison of the Views of College of Business Graduate and Undergraduate Students on Qualities Needed in the Workplace

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    English, Donald; Manton, Edgar J.; Sami, Abdur Raquib; Dubey, Anvit

    2012-01-01

    In this study, we have attempted to determine and compare the views of graduate and undergraduate college of business students pertaining to the skills and competencies needed for employment. A questionnaire was administered to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the college of business at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Three hundred…

  12. Retaining Recent College Graduates in New England: An Update on Current Trends. Policy Brief No. 13-2

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    Modestino, Alicia Sasser

    2013-01-01

    This policy brief presents some basic facts about the retention of recent college graduates and changes in retention over time, updating an earlier report on this topic. It shows, for example, how New England compares with other Census divisions, what factors affect its ability to retain graduates, and the reasons why recent college graduates…

  13. The Employers V: A Survey of Employers Who Have Hired Career Program Graduates of Montgomery Community College.

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    Armstrong, David F.

    In this 1977 survey, the fifth in a series of followup studies of career curriculum graduates of Montgomery Community College (MCC), 248 of 396 graduates indicated they were working in jobs related to their college programs; of these, 208 (84%) provided employer names and addresses and permission to contact them. Questionnaires drew responses from…

  14. Follow-Up Study of 1969 to 1975 Graduates of the Division of Technology of New York City Community College.

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    Gammel, Jeanne M.; And Others

    This study examines the achievements of seven graduating classes (1969 to 1975) in 12 curricula of the Division of Engineering Technology at New York City Community College (NYCCC). In all, 2,087 technology graduates were surveyed, and 922 usable responses were received (44 percent). Achievement was measured in terms of graduate activities with…

  15. Schools Break the Mold to Produce Graduates Ready for Success in College and Careers. High Schools That Work

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    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011

    2011-01-01

    Schools are implementing new and effective strategies in an effort to graduate 90 percent of students and to ensure that graduates are prepared to succeed in college, advanced training and work. This newsletter describes how schools have redesigned their schedules, organizational structures and cultures in an effort to graduate 90 percent of…

  16. Feasibility and psychometric analysis of graduate satisfaction survey of medical students graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain).

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    Strachan, Kathryn; Ansari, Ahmed Al

    2016-01-01

    To assess the satisfaction levels of graduates of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain). The graduate survey was administered to four groups of graduates of the RCSI Bahrain who graduated between the years 2010 and 2014. The graduate survey assessed five major domains and comprised 41 items. The RCSI Bahrain opened its doors in 2004, with the first class graduating in 2010. The graduate cohorts used in this study were working in various countries at the time of survey completion. Out of 599 graduates, 153 responded to the graduate survey. The total mean response rate of the graduate survey was 26 %, including 102 females, 44 males, and 7 students who did not indicate their gender. 49 students graduated in 2012, and 53 students graduated in 2013. Of these graduates, 83 were working in Bahrain at the time of survey administration, 11 in the USA, 4 in Malta, and 3 in the UK; the total number of countries where graduates were working was 14. Reliability analysis found high internal consistency for the instrument (with a Cronbach's α of 0.97). The whole instrument was found to be suitable for factor analysis (KMO = 0.853; Bartlett test significant, p < 0.00). Factor analysis showed that the data on the questionnaire decomposed into five factors, which accounted for 72.3 % of the total variance: future performance, career development, skills development, graduate as collaborator, and communication skills. The survey results found that graduates of the RCSI Bahrain program who responded to this questionnaire are generally satisfied with their experience at the university, feel well prepared to join the field and feel ready to compete with graduates of competing universities. Furthermore, the graduate survey was found to be a reliable instrument and we provided some evidence to support the construct validity of the instrument. PMID:27066343

  17. Meeting the 2020 American Graduation Initiative (AGI) Goal of Increasing Postsecondary Graduation Rates and Completions: A Macro Perspective of Community College Student Educational Attainment

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    Kotamraju, Pradeep; Blackman, Orville

    2011-01-01

    The paper uses the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data system (IPEDS) data to simulate the 2020 American Graduation Initiative (AGI) goal introduced by President Obama in the summer of 2009. We estimate community college graduation rates and completion numbers under different scenarios that include the following sets of variables: (a) internal…

  18. Boeing to Rank Colleges by Measuring Graduates' Job Success

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    Basken, Paul

    2008-01-01

    Boeing Company, the Chicago-based aerospace giant, has spent the past year matching internal data from employee evaluations with information about the colleges its engineers attended. It has used that analysis to create a ranking system, which it plans to unveil in the coming month, that will show which colleges have produced the workers it…

  19. The Big Picture College: A Model High School Program Graduates

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    Scurry, Jamie E.; Littky, Dennis

    2007-01-01

    The Providence-based Big Picture Company has transformed the American high school experience for low-income, urban students. Now it is ready to take on a new challenge: redesigning the American college. In this article, the authors discuss how the Big Picture College will build a curriculum that emphasizes students' interests, integrates…

  20. Employment Outcomes of Community College Equity Group Graduates

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    Goho, James; Blackman, Ashley

    2004-01-01

    The initial school to work transition is a critical time for individuals in achieving the economic benefits of post-secondary education. Community colleges perform a key role in this connection to the workplace for disadvantaged groups. This research examined the effectiveness of a large comprehensive community college in achieving successful…

  1. Effects of College Programme Characteristics on Graduates' Performance

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    García-Aracil, Adela

    2015-01-01

    Education programmes are designed to equip young populations with the qualifications required to assume responsible roles in specific professions and in society generally. In this paper, the focus of the analysis is on the significance of a number of higher education programme characteristics in allocating young higher education graduates across…

  2. Black Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    Palmer, Robert T., Ed.; Hilton, Adriel A., Ed.; Fountaine, Tiffany Patrice, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    This book provides context about the experiences of Black graduate and professional students attending HBCUs. Indeed, such research is important, particularly since HBCUs play a significant role in the number of Blacks who receive doctorates and professional degrees (i.e. M.D., D.D.S., J.D. etc.), especially in science and engineering. In fact,…

  3. Deficient Critical Thinking Skills among College Graduates: Implications for Leadership

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    Flores, Kevin L.; Matkin, Gina S.; Burbach, Mark E.; Quinn, Courtney E.; Harding, Heath

    2012-01-01

    Although higher education understands the need to develop critical thinkers, it has not lived up to the task consistently. Students are graduating deficient in these skills, unprepared to think critically once in the workforce. Limited development of cognitive processing skills leads to less effective leaders. Various definitions of critical…

  4. Graduating College Students' Orientations toward Scientific Research Activity

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    Zubova, L. G.; Andreeva, O. N.; Antropova, O. A.

    2009-01-01

    The population of scientists in Russia is aging, and it is difficult to attract young graduates to enter the profession. Greater efforts need to be made to change the condition of work for scientists in order to make it attractive to those who will become the next generation of Russian scientists. Creating the conditions favorable to the…

  5. To Dream the Impossible Dream: College Graduation in Four Years

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    Raikes, Mark H.; Berling, Victoria L.; Davis, Jody M.

    2012-01-01

    The cost of higher education continues to climb, while calls for increased institutional accountability and the value of a "four-year degree" are ever present. This research sought to identify factors by which consumers might predict four-year graduation rates at institutions within the CCCU. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis of data…

  6. A Follow-Up Study of Graduates with Learning Disabilities from a College of Education: Impact of the Disability on Personal and Professional Life

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    Russak, Susie; Daniel Hellwing, Ariella

    2015-01-01

    The present study examined three issues connected to the experiences of graduates with learning disabilities (LD) from a college of education (N = 45): support services that had been most beneficial during studies, positive and negative effects of the disability on personal, and professional life. Additionally, demographic data were collected. A…

  7. Countermeasures for Universities on the Dislocation between the Job-Finding of Fresh College Graduates of and the Employment of Units

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    Zhang, Pei

    2008-01-01

    In recent years, conflicts over the employment of college graduates are becoming more and more evident. On one hand, many college graduates cannot find appropriate jobs, whilst for another, many units fail to recruit college graduates who are qualified. This paper, on the basis of making deep analysis on the reasons that cause the dislocation of…

  8. Students with and without Disabilities at Dawson College Graduate at the Same Rate

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    Jorgensen, Shirley; Fichten, Catherine S.; Havel, Alice; Lamb, Daniel; James, Crystal; Barile, Maria

    2003-01-01

    In an archival study, the academic outcomes of 653 Dawson College students with and 41,357 without disabilities were compared over a 12 year period starting in 1990 and ending in 2002. Results indicate that students with both physical and learning disabilities had graduation rates that were virtually identical to those of nondisabled students,…

  9. A Prediction Model for Community Colleges Using Graduation Rate as the Performance Indicator

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    Moosai, Susan

    2010-01-01

    In this thesis a prediction model using graduation rate as the performance indicator is obtained for community colleges for three cohort years, 2003, 2004, and 2005 in the states of California, Florida, and Michigan. Multiple Regression analysis, using an aggregate of seven predictor variables, was employed in determining this prediction model.…

  10. Northern Illinois University Abstracts of Graduate Studies on the Community (Junior) College, 1968-1969.

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    Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Community Coll. Services.

    This document summarizes recent graduate studies (independent or for degree) on junior colleges. The topics examined were: general education requirements in three states; characteristics and attitudes of women students; student characteristics (five studies); self-concepts of selected students; socail studies curricula in three states; secretarial…

  11. Moving Forward: College and Career Transitions of LAMP Graduates. Findings from the LAMP Longitudinal Study.

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    MacAllum, Keith; Yoder, Karla; Kim, Scott; Bozick, Robert

    A longitudinal study examined the college and career transitions of graduates of the Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) program, which is a school-to-career (STC) program sponsored by the United Auto Workers, General Motors Corporation, and Michigan's Ingham County Intermediate School District. The progress of three cohorts of LAMP…

  12. The Extent of Skills Mismatch among Childhood Education Graduates of Princess Alia University College

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    Nashash, Hyam M.

    2015-01-01

    This study is aimed at investigating the extent of skill mismatch between the skills the childhood education graduates at Al-Balqa Applied University--Princess Alia University College acquired during their studies and those demanded in the labor market. The descriptive survey design was adopted and the purposive sampling technique was employed to…

  13. Follow-Up of 1974 Graduates in Selected Technology Programs, Lakeland Community College.

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    Lakeland Community Coll., Mentor, OH.

    In order to fulfill the requirements of the Ohio State Department of Vocational Education, Lakeland Community College (LCC) conducted a telephone followup survey to determine the employment activities of students who graduated from selected technology programs in 1974. Information regarding type of employment, job titles, and salaries was sought.…

  14. High School Graduates' Perceptions of Senior Project and College and Work Readiness: A Mixed Methods Study

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    Pennacchia, Donna

    2010-01-01

    State testing or end-of-course exams are recommended to determine if high school graduates are ready to enter college or the workforce because these assessments are aligned to content area expectations and standards that are measurable within each state as well as from state to state (Achieve, 2006). However, such assessments do not measure all…

  15. Northern Illinois University Abstracts of Graduate Studies on the Community (Junior) College, 1969-1970.

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    Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Community Coll. Services.

    This is a summary of 30 recent graduate studies in terms of (1) problem statement, (2) procedure description, and (3) significant findings. Most of the studies deal with the junior college student, and include reading achievement levels and scholastic performance, achievement and retention effects of course load requirements, and attitudes toward…

  16. Who Will Succeed? College Graduates as Business Executives. Special Topic Series No. 3.

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    Bisconti, Ann Stouffer

    There are several social and personal characteristics that may differentiate those college graduates who will achieve high-salaried positions as business executives from those who will not. Some conclusions about patterns that seem to be associated with becoming a high-salaried business executive can be drawn from the findings of the Utilization…

  17. College Graduates and Jobs. Adjusting to a New Labor Market Situation.

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    Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.

    For more than three centuries, college graduates have enjoyed a preferred place in the U. S. job market. The report evaluates predictions about the future job market and indicates necessary adjustments for campuses, public policy, employers, and young people themselves. The appendices contain statistical tables related to the text, and previous…

  18. University of Texas at Austin Leads Way with Its Community College Graduate Program.

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    Rodriguez, Roberto

    1993-01-01

    The University of Texas at Austin has established a highly successful graduate training program for community college administrators, with a high rate of participation by minorities and women. Aggressive fund raising, outreach, recruitment, leadership education, and quality faculty characterize the program. A number of distinguished administrators…

  19. Employer Assessment of the College Graduate: What Advisors Need to Know

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    Briggeman, Brian C.; Norwood, F. Bailey

    2011-01-01

    Effective advising includes communicating to students the attributes employers seek and the signals they use in detecting those attributes. Using an Internet survey of more than 400 college graduate employers, this study asks employers how useful various signals are in determining job candidates' level of attributes including number crunching…

  20. Predicting the Career Involvement of Women One Year After College Graduation.

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    Lentz, Linda P.

    A 1980 study was conducted to determine those factors (educational background, career plans, family influence, parental background, and career salience) predictive of women's career involvement one year after college graduation. A second analysis further differentiated between the groups on the variable "commitment to working." Participants were…

  1. State College- and Career-Ready High School Graduation Requirements. Updated

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    Achieve, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    Research by Achieve, ACT, and others suggests that for high school graduates to be prepared for success in a wide range of postsecondary settings, they need to take four years of challenging mathematics--covering Advanced Algebra; Geometry; and data, probability, and statistics content--and four years of rigorous English aligned with college- and…

  2. Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates Struggle in a Troubled Economy. Work Trends

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    Godofsky, Jessica; Zukin, Cliff; Van Horn, Carl

    2011-01-01

    This report presents the findings of a nationally representative sample of 571 U.S. residents who graduated from a four-year college between 2006 and 2010. The authors' overall goal was to better understand the articulation between their formal education and their initial positions in the workforce. They examine how students financed their college…

  3. Employment Needs and the Supply of College Graduates in Connecticut. Research Report R-3-85.

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    Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.

    Information on job openings for college graduates in Connecticut is provided. Projected openings in the state for 1985-1990 are indicated for nine major occupational categories: clerical workers, service workers, operatives, professional/technical occupations, crafts and kindred workers, sales workers, managers/officials/proprietors, laborers, and…

  4. The Impact of Degree Field on the Earnings of Male and Female College Graduates

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    Freeman, Catherine E.; Snyder, Thomas D.; Connolly, Brooke

    2005-01-01

    Since the gender demographics across majors have dramatically changed over the last few decades, a re-examination of the relationship between gender, undergraduate major selection, and compensation levels once in the workforce is important. This article will focus on how the salaries of college graduates have changed over the last decade. The…

  5. Community College Graduates' Perceptions of Adult Learning Instructional Practices Employed in Continuing Education Programs

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    Hinkson, Chandris Christina

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine continuing education students' perceptions of adult education instructional practices at an urban community college. The continuing education students recently graduated from programs of law enforcement, truck driving, and health occupations. Perception analysis was based on the six principles…

  6. Job Search Motivation of Part-Time or Unemployed Japanese College Graduates

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    Shirai, Toshiaki; Shimomura, Hideo; Kawasaki, Tomotsugu; Adachi, Tomoko; Wakamatsu, Yosuke

    2013-01-01

    We clarify how individuals actively interact with socio-cultural contexts to attain regular employment in Japan. Based on a large sample (N = 3,512) of part-time employed and unemployed college graduates (23-39 years old), we found that: Career decision making self-efficacy predicted job search; a lack of both hope and fulfillment motivated job…

  7. Organizational Socialization, Person-Environment Fit and Commitment of Recent College Graduates

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    Wachtfogel, Marc

    2009-01-01

    To determine whether person-environment fit and organizational commitment are impacted by socialization content, a survey was administered to 500 recent college graduates across the United States. The variables examined for the study were: socialization content (performance proficiency, people, politics, language, organization goals/values, and,…

  8. An Exploratory Factor Analysis Examining Traits, Perceived Fit and Job Satisfaction in Employed College Graduates

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    Brandon, John R.

    2011-01-01

    This study is an analysis of 24 variables associated with employee attitudes, behaviors and outcomes. A total of 140 college graduates participated in the study. Utilizing exploratory factor analysis (EFA) techniques, the research examined relationships among the following variables: perceived fit, job satisfaction, cognitive ability, vocational…

  9. Development of a Process To Assess Higher Order Thinking Skills for College Graduates.

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    Rock, Donald A.

    Issues in the development of assessments of higher order thinking skills for college graduates are discussed in the order in which they were presented when this series of papers was commissioned. With regard to Issue 1, it is generally agreed that the development of these skills is a desirable goal, but there is little consensus on how they should…

  10. The Continuing Search for Better Predictors of Incomes of High School and College Graduates.

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    Witmer, David R.

    The prediction that differences in incomes of high school and college graduates will not change is tested by applying standard statistical procedures to data describing actual income differences. Data from the United States Bureau of the Census describe annual incomes of men twenty-five years old and older during 1956-75. Report 1 displays results…

  11. Influences on Labor Market Outcomes of African American College Graduates: A National Study

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    Strayhorn, Terrell L.

    2008-01-01

    Using an expanded econometric model, this study sought to estimate more precisely the net effect of independent variables (i.e., attending an HBCU) on three measures of labor market outcomes for African American college graduates. Findings reveal a statistically significant, albeit moderate, relationship between measures of background, human and…

  12. Differences in Hispanic Graduation Rates at Texas Community Colleges over Time

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    Cox, Shelly; Joyner, Sheila A.; Slate, John

    2011-01-01

    With projections of the decline of the Texas economic base, graduation rates and percentages of Hispanic students at Texas community colleges were examined to determine whether statistically significant increases were present from the years 2000 to 2008. In 2010, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board modified the major initiative Closing…

  13. Are All Colleges Equally Equalizing? How Institutional Selectivity Impacts Socioeconomic Disparities in Graduates' Labor Outcomes

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    Giani, Matt S.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which the magnitude of disparities in the labor market outcomes of college graduates stemming from socioeconomic background varies according to institutional selectivity. The data used for the study are drawn from the National Center for Education Statistics' Education Longitudinal Study of…

  14. College-Readiness Rates of Special Needs High School Graduates in Texas Public Schools

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    Chandler, Jacob Ross

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the college-readiness rates of high school graduates in Texas designated as being (a) economically disadvantaged, (b) Limited English Proficient (LEP), or (c) enrolled in special education using archival data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS). Data,…

  15. Project-Based Learning in Colleges of Business: Is It Enough to Develop Educated Graduates?

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    Smith, Penny Pence; Gibson, Lindsey A.

    2016-01-01

    This chapter focuses on project-based learning in colleges of business, a concept that offers the student a "hands-on" approach to knowledge by working on actual projects with business community organizations. However, it may take more than such partnerships to assure graduates become "educated people" as well as those…

  16. Graduate Pharmacoeconomic Education and Training Programs in U.S. Colleges of Pharmacy.

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    Gregor, Karl J.; Draugalis, JoLaine R.

    1994-01-01

    A survey of 29 colleges of pharmacy revealed that 92 individuals were enrolled in graduate pharmacoeconomics education or training programs at 18 institutions. At least two institutions will initiate programs in 1994, and others are developing programs. Results are the first known estimate of formal programs to prepare students for…

  17. Graduates Placement Report, 1981: New Hampshire Technical Institute and New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Colleges.

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    New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord. Div. of Post-Secondary Education.

    The New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) and the six New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Colleges (NHVTC) offer collegiate education preparing men and women for direct employment in business, industry, health, and service-related fields. At the completion of the 1980-81 academic year, 1036 students had graduated from 48 different programs…

  18. Labor Market Outcomes of Non-College-Bound High School Graduates. Statistical Analysis Report.

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    Teitelbaum, Peter; Kaufman, Phillip

    The labor market outcomes of non-college-bound high school graduates were examined by analyzing the 1980 High School and Beyond Fourth Follow-up Survey, which contains information on more than 14,000 former high school students who were interviewed in 1980 as sophomores and again in 1982, 1984, 1986, and 1992. The study concentrated on respondents…

  19. Calling Their Bluff: Expressed and Revealed Preferences of Top College Graduates Entering Teaching in Argentina

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    Ganimian, Alejandro; Alfonso, Mariana; Santiago, Ana

    2014-01-01

    Many school systems today are trying to attract top college graduates into teaching, but little is known about what dissuades this target group from entering the profession. This study randomly assigned applicants for a highly-selective alternative pathway into teaching in Argentina either to a survey about their motivations for applying to the…

  20. Factors Affecting the Supply of Recent College Graduates in New England. Policy Brief 09-1

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    Sasser, Alicia

    2009-01-01

    This policy brief investigates factors affecting New England's supply of recent college graduates and how those factors have changed over time, and suggests steps that states might take to expand this source of skilled labor. (Contains 3 figures.) [This brief summarizes analysis in NEPPC research report 08-1: "The Future of the Skilled Labor Force…

  1. The Future of the Skilled Labor Force: New England's Supply of Recent College Graduates

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    Sasser, Alicia C.

    2009-01-01

    One of New England's greatest assets is its skilled labor force, which has historically been an engine of economic growth in the region. But the skilled labor force of the future is growing more slowly in New England than in the rest of the United States. Since 2000, the population of "recent college graduates"--individuals ages 22 to 27 with a…

  2. Results of 1989 Study at the University of Tennessee: Concerns of College of Education Graduate Students.

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    Roney, Robert K.

    A survey of University of Tennessee College of Education graduate students (N=353) examined their attitudes toward faculty, curriculum, personal satisfaction, facilities, and administration. Students in all seven departmental groups rated faculty as most satisfactory and administration as least satisfactory. One administration item was rated…

  3. A Follow-Up Study of Standing Rock Community College Graduates.

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    Katus, Jean

    Using personal interviews, telephone interviews, and, when necessary, mailed questionnaires, Standing Rock Community College (SRCC) conducted follow-up surveys with 64 of the 68 students who had graduated from SRCC between May 1976 and December 1979. The interviews or questionnaires solicited information concerning demographic characteristics,…

  4. A Descriptive Look at College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates

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    Durham, Rachel E.; Westlund, Erik

    2011-01-01

    Earning a college degree increases a person's life outcomes in income, employment, health, and quality of life. The average person with a bachelor's degree earns almost twice as much as a high school graduate and nearly triple that of someone who did not finish high school. The unemployment rate for people with bachelor's degrees is about…

  5. Lavender Graduation: Acknowledging the Lives and Achievement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students.

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    Sano, Ronni

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the origins and practices of Lavender Graduations, events in which the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender college students are celebrated. Examines results of an evaluation survey, reviews implications for practice, and provides suggestions for future research. (Contains 19 references.) (GCP)

  6. Relationships among Career Exploration, Job Search Intensity, and Job Search Effectiveness in Graduating College Students.

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    Werbel, James D.

    2000-01-01

    Results of a study of 219 graduating college students suggest that self-exploration has little impact on job search behavior; environmental exploration is associated with job search intensity; and the level of job search intensity had the most direct impact on initial compensation in a job. (Contains 35 references.) (SK)

  7. Proactive Personality and the Successful Job Search : A Field Investigation with College Graduates

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    Brown, Douglas J.; Cober, Richard T.; Kane, Kevin; Levy, Paul E.; Shalhoop, Jarrett

    2006-01-01

    The current article tests a model of proactive personality and job search success with a sample of 180 graduating college students. Using structural equation modeling, the authors tested a theoretical model that specified the relations among proactive personality, job search self-efficacy, job search behaviors, job search effort, and job search…

  8. Break-Even Income Analysis of Pharmacy Graduates Compared to High School and College Graduates.

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    Chisholm-Burns, Marie A; Gatwood, Justin; Spivey, Christina A; Dickey, Susan E

    2016-04-25

    Objective. To project the net cumulative income break-even point between practicing pharmacists and those who enter the workforce directly after high school graduation or after obtaining a bachelor's degree. Methods. Markov modeling and break-even analysis were conducted. Estimated costs of education were used in calculating net early career earnings of high school graduates, bachelor's degree holders, pharmacists without residency training, and pharmacists with residency training. Results. Models indicate that over the first 10 years of a pharmacist's career, they accumulate net earnings of $716 345 to $1 064 840, depending on cost of obtaining the PharmD degree and career path followed. In the break-even analysis, all pharmacy career tracks surpassed net cumulative earnings of high school graduates by age 33 and bachelor's degree holders by age 34. Conclusion. Regardless of the chosen pharmacy career track and the typical cost of obtaining a PharmD degree, the model under study assumptions demonstrates that pharmacy education has a positive financial return on investment, with a projected break-even point of less than 10 years upon career entry. PMID:27170815

  9. Break-Even Income Analysis of Pharmacy Graduates Compared to High School and College Graduates

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    Gatwood, Justin; Spivey, Christina A.; Dickey, Susan E.

    2016-01-01

    Objective. To project the net cumulative income break-even point between practicing pharmacists and those who enter the workforce directly after high school graduation or after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Methods. Markov modeling and break-even analysis were conducted. Estimated costs of education were used in calculating net early career earnings of high school graduates, bachelor’s degree holders, pharmacists without residency training, and pharmacists with residency training. Results. Models indicate that over the first 10 years of a pharmacist’s career, they accumulate net earnings of $716 345 to $1 064 840, depending on cost of obtaining the PharmD degree and career path followed. In the break-even analysis, all pharmacy career tracks surpassed net cumulative earnings of high school graduates by age 33 and bachelor’s degree holders by age 34. Conclusion. Regardless of the chosen pharmacy career track and the typical cost of obtaining a PharmD degree, the model under study assumptions demonstrates that pharmacy education has a positive financial return on investment, with a projected break-even point of less than 10 years upon career entry. PMID:27170815

  10. Graduate Coursework in College Counseling: An Exploratory Study of the Certificate Programs Training Pathway in the United States

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    Tremblay, Christopher William

    2014-01-01

    This research is a qualitative case study of graduate certificate programs offered in college counseling in the United States. This study presents historical and current information about eight different college counseling certificate programs and seven themes that describe these programs in the context of national college access and college…

  11. Comparing Students' Enrolment and Graduate Output in Home Economics with Other Vocational Subjects in Colleges of Education in Nigeria

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    Arubayi, D. O.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare students' enrolment and graduate output in Home Economics with other Vocational subjects in the Colleges of Education in Nigeria. The target population included twenty (20) Federal Colleges and twenty-seven (27) State Colleges of Education offering eight Vocational and Technical disciplines during the…

  12. A Black Elite: A Profile of Graduates of UNCF Colleges. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies, Number 98.

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    Thompson, Daniel C.

    Characteristics of graduates of 42 colleges belonging to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) are considered. A primary objective was to evaluate the success of the colleges in preparing an elite class of individuals dedicated to the survival and advancement of blacks specifically and democracy and justice in a larger sense. After an overview of…

  13. Preparing Reflective Community College Leaders in a Graduate Leadership Course

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    Sullivan, Leila González; Palmer, Shelby

    2014-01-01

    This study measured the knowledge construction and reflection that occurred in a doctoral course designed to introduce major leadership theories and encourage reflection as a community college leadership practice. At each session, students completed forms reporting new learning and insights they experienced, as well as responding to reflection…

  14. Retention and Graduation of Hispanics in American Community Colleges

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    Griffin, Claudia M.

    2010-01-01

    The Hispanic population in the United States is the fastest growing ethnic group. It is also one of the least-educated and poorest groups and one of the least researched nationally. The purpose of the study was to identify the variables that affect the persistence of Hispanic college students who begin their postsecondary educations at community…

  15. Addressing the Graduation Dilemma in Technical and Community Colleges

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    Boggs, Olivia M.

    2011-01-01

    Integral to the current economic recession is an irresolute unemployment rate that disproportionately impacts unskilled and ill-prepared workers in need of the training that is being offered in technical and community colleges. These institutions have experienced record enrollment growth as students seek training and education necessary to pursue…

  16. Transition from College to Work: Lived Employment Experiences and Perceptions of College Seniors and Recent College Graduates with Physical Disabilities Seeking Employment Opportunities

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    Williams, Brenda Coleman

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to reveal and understand how college students with physical disabilities perceive their disability and how the disability influences their ability to obtain employment after graduation. A phenomenological research design was used, and data was gathered through intensive repeated interviews with eight…

  17. Trends in the Numbers of US Colleges of Pharmacy and Their Graduates, 1900 to 2014.

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    Grabenstein, John D

    2016-03-25

    Objective. To describe the cumulative and contemporary numbers of colleges and schools of pharmacy between 1900 and 2014 based on membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy or its predecessor, the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties, as well as the mean number of graduates among member schools each year. Methods. A review of published literature for numbers of schools and graduates was conducted and descriptive statistics were calculated. Results. The cumulative number of schools rose from 21 to 152 between those years. The peak contemporary number was 130 in 2014. Including satellite campuses with parallel curricula brings the contemporary total to 172. The smallest number of graduates per member school per year occurred in 1945 and 1946, with peaks in 1951, 1977, and 2013 (∼110 per school per year in the latter two peaks). Conclusions. The number of US pharmacy schools progressively rose between 1900 and 2014, with the fastest rate of growth occurring in 2014. The mean number of graduates per school per year rose or fell with influences such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the GI Bill. PMID:27073278

  18. Trends in the Numbers of US Colleges of Pharmacy and Their Graduates, 1900 to 2014

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    2016-01-01

    Objective. To describe the cumulative and contemporary numbers of colleges and schools of pharmacy between 1900 and 2014 based on membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy or its predecessor, the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties, as well as the mean number of graduates among member schools each year. Methods. A review of published literature for numbers of schools and graduates was conducted and descriptive statistics were calculated. Results. The cumulative number of schools rose from 21 to 152 between those years. The peak contemporary number was 130 in 2014. Including satellite campuses with parallel curricula brings the contemporary total to 172. The smallest number of graduates per member school per year occurred in 1945 and 1946, with peaks in 1951, 1977, and 2013 (∼110 per school per year in the latter two peaks). Conclusions. The number of US pharmacy schools progressively rose between 1900 and 2014, with the fastest rate of growth occurring in 2014. The mean number of graduates per school per year rose or fell with influences such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the GI Bill. PMID:27073278

  19. Using Student and Institutional Characteristics to Predict Graduation Rates at Community Colleges: New Developments in Performance Measures and Institutional Effectiveness

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    Moosai, Susan; Walker, David A.; Floyd, Deborah L.

    2011-01-01

    Prediction models using graduation rate as the performance indicator were obtained for community colleges in California, Florida, and Michigan. The results of this study indicated that institutional graduation rate could be predicted effectively from an aggregate of student and institutional characteristics. A performance measure was computed, the…

  20. Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954 through 1974. Volume 2.

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    Wallace, Grace Spice; May, W. Theodore

    Findings on those aspects of participants' activities related to personal history and career choices both before and after graduation are reported in this second of a two-volume report on the findings of the Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954-1974. The first two chapters describe…

  1. Follow-Up Survey of Graduates of Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Harper College. Volume XXIV, Number 19.

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    Lucas, John A.; Dincher, Judith

    As part of an evaluation of the effectiveness of its Certified Nursing Assistant Program, William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), in Illinois, conducted a follow-up study of program graduates from 1990-95. Surveys were mailed to 378 graduates to determine their employment situation, their evaluation of how beneficial their education was, and the…

  2. Notice on Organizing College Graduates to Help in Education, Agriculture, Medical Service, and Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas (2006)

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    Chinese Education and Society, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The Three Assistances and One Alleviation Plan issued in 2006 is an expansion of the Western China Program issued in 2003. Voluntary services in agricultural, educational, and medical areas by college graduates are organized through the implementation of this policy. The plan aims to recruit 20,000 graduates per year and has provided more detailed…

  3. Factors That Influence African American Male Retention and Graduation: The Case of Gateway University, a Historically Black College and University

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    Farmer, Errick D.; Hope, Warren C.

    2015-01-01

    African American males face major challenges in retention and graduation from institutions of higher education. The 6-year graduation rate for African American males at 4-year public institutions and private nonprofit colleges is less than 40%. This figure suggests that persistence toward degree attainment is a problem. The purpose of this study…

  4. Class, Family, Education and the Process of Status Attainment: A Comparison of American and British Women College Graduates.

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    Baker, Therese L.

    This study of women college graduates in the United States and Great Britain analyzes the effect of social origins and familial factors on educational attainment. The sample consisted of 1,435 American and 1,805 British females who graduated in 1961 and 1960 respectively. Longitudinal data were drawn from the National Opinion Research Center and a…

  5. Recent College Graduates Study, 1987 (RCGS-1987). Combined File of Survey and Aggregate Transcript Data [machine-readable data file].

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    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    The 1987 Recent College Graduates Study (RCGS) machine-readable data file, RECENT.GRADS.COMBINED.A8586, is the third of three data files produced from the study and contains information about 1985-86 bachelor's degree graduates for whom both questionnaire and transcript data were collected. The combined survey and aggregate transcript data file…

  6. African American Female Community College Graduates: A Phenomenological Study of Motivation and Success Strategies for Persistence in Minnesota

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    Mattison, Tamara D.

    2013-01-01

    African American females at the community level have low persistence rates and the literature regarding motivation and success strategies for those who persist to graduation is limited. This study was designed to identify the motivation and success strategies used by African American females to graduate from community colleges in Minnesota.…

  7. Graduate Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research Educational Programs in Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy: A Five-Year Update.

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    Jackson, Terrence R.; Draugalis, JoLaine R.

    2000-01-01

    A survey of all 41 U.S. schools and colleges of pharmacy offering social/administrative sciences graduate programs found a substantial increase in the number of programs and participants, and expected completions. Fellows were most apt to secure an industry post upon program completion; PhD graduates were most apt to accept a position with the…

  8. Graduation: 1976.

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    George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.

    The program is a series of interviews and montages on the topic of graduation at all levels: high school, college, graduate, and honorary degrees. Among those interviewed are: Caroline Bird, author of "The Case Against College"; Judith Harrison, Maureen Smith, and Frank Meta, graduates; Roy Forbes, Director of the National Assessment of…

  9. Follow-up Study of Graduates from the 1975 Los Angeles City College Registered Nurse Program. Research Study 76-8.

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    Padilla, Bennie J.

    A follow-up study of 1975 Los Angeles City College nursing program graduates was conducted to determine the degree of success achieved by the graduates on the State Board Test Pool Examination, to compare the achievement of 1975 graduates to that of 1974 and 1973 graduates, to assess their degree of success in obtaining employment, to determine…

  10. Preparing Future College Instructors: The Role of Graduate Student Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in Successful College Calculus Programs

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    Ellis, Jessica Fabricant

    Graduate student Teaching Assistants (GTAs) contribute to calculus instruction in two ways: as the primary teacher and as recitation leaders. GTAs can also be viewed as the next generation of mathematics instructors. Thus, in addition to their immediate contribution to the landscape of Calculus 1 instruction, GTAs will contribute significantly to the long-term state of calculus in their future occupations. However, their preparation for these roles varies widely and is often minimal. In this study, I first compare the mathematical beliefs, instructional practices, and student success of GTAs to other Calculus 1 instructors. I then provide rich descriptions for three GTA professional development (PD) programs that prepare graduate students as course instructors, as recitation leaders, and as future faculty. I then investigate the instructional practices and mathematical beliefs of graduate students coming from these three PD programs. I conclude this work with a description of a framework for GTA-PD programs. To accomplish this work, I conducted a mixed-method analysis on national survey data and case study data from four doctoral granting institutions. These four institutions were chosen because of their higher-than-expected student success in Calculus 1. The results of these analyses indicate that graduate students teach in more innovative ways than other instructors, though their students were less successful. Among the four case study institutions, I identified three models of GTA-PD, each of which appeared successful in accomplishing their goals. These goals included transitioning graduate students into the role of instructor, preparing graduate students to implement an innovative approach to Calculus 1, and supporting graduate students as recitation leaders. These analyses also led to the development of a framework to be used to characterize, evaluate, and consider the implementation of graduate student professional development programs. This GTA-PD framework

  11. Recent Additions to the General College Career Development Program Offerings.

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    Hixson, Bruce, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Recent additions to the career development offerings at the University of Minnesota's General College are described. The aviation training program, which is described by Thomas Brothen, is designed to prepare students for licensure testing through the Federal Aviation Administration. Background information on aviation training at the University of…

  12. Career Outcomes of STEM and Non-STEM College Graduates: Persistence in Majored-Field and Influential Factors in Career Choices

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    Xu, Yonghong Jade

    2013-01-01

    Using data from a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of college graduates, this study examines student transition from college to their chosen career paths and identifies factors influencing college graduates' choosing an occupation related to ones' undergraduate major. Within the context of expanded econometric framework a wide range…

  13. The Impact of Previous Schooling Experiences on a Quaker High School's Graduating Students' College Entrance Exam Scores, Parents' Expectations, and College Acceptance Outcomes

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    Galusha, Debbie K.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the study is to determine the impact of previous private, public, home, or international schooling experiences on a Quaker high school's graduating students' college entrance composite exam scores, parents' expectations, and college attendance outcomes. The study's results suggest that regardless of previous private, public, home,…

  14. Adult Learner Graduation Rates at Four U.S. Community Colleges by Prior Learning Assessment Status and Method

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    Hayward, Milan S.

    2012-01-01

    The college completion agenda demands improved graduation rates among adult learners and prior learning assessment (PLA) is a promising solution. PLA permits students to earn college credit for knowledge acquired outside of higher education and is associated with improved student outcomes. The current study expanded the literature regarding adult…

  15. Adult Learner Graduation Rates at Four U.S. Community Colleges by Prior Learning Assessment Status and Method

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    Hayward, Milan S.; Williams, Mitchell R.

    2015-01-01

    The completion agenda demands higher community college graduation rates among adult learners, and prior learning assessment (PLA) is a promising solution. PLA permits students to earn credit for college-level learning acquired outside of higher education and is associated with improved student outcomes. However, little is known regarding community…

  16. The High School Report: The Placement, Performance and Persistence of Recent High School Graduates at City College of San Francisco.

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    Spurling, Steven

    This document discusses the third report on high school graduates attending the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), focusing on students between fall 2000 and spring 2001. Report highlights include: (1) 53% of San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) students placed into college-level English courses--higher than previous years for SFUSD…

  17. Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104

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    Holian, Laura; Mokher, Christine

    2011-01-01

    This brief document summarizes findings from "Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104." Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, the report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic…

  18. Generation 2001: A Survey of the First College Graduating Class of the New Millennium. Study No. 718287.

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    Krane, David; Cottreau, Amy

    This report presents findings of a study of the attitudes of college freshmen who will likely graduate in 2001. Interviews with 2001 freshmen attending public and private four-year colleges and universities are analyzed in text and tables for the following topics: generational differences; beliefs and values; goals and aspirations; finances,…

  19. Expanding Opportunities: A College Choice Report for the Graduating Class of 2014. Part 1: Preferences and Prospects

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    2014-01-01

    This College Choice Report series follows the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2014, focusing on specific testing behaviors that may expand college opportunities available to students. This is an important topic for enrollment managers and admissions officers to consider, as students' participation in these testing behaviors have…

  20. Gipsy Hill Training College Graduates: Once, Always and Everywhere a Modern Woman Teacher in the Interwar Years

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    Whitehead, Kay

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the ways in which Gipsy Hill Training College's (GHTC) graduates represented their lives and work in the college magazine, the "Gipsy Trail". The so-called "Wraggle Taggle News" featured snippets from married and single women teachers at every stage of their lives and work in Britain and overseas by the late 1930s. It will be…

  1. Graduation Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Underperforming Performance Measure for Determining Institutional Funding Policies

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    Montgomery, Rene; Montgomery, Beronda L.

    2012-01-01

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been in existence in the United States since the mid-1800s. Currently there are 105, which include private and public institutions, with most being four-year programs. In this study, we compare graduation rates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to predominately White institutions and…

  2. College of the Sequoias Feeder High School Study: 1986-88 Graduate Performance at C. O. S.

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    College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA. Office of Institutional Research.

    In 1989, a study was conducted of the performance of Redwood High School (RHS) graduates at the College of the Sequoias (COS), in California. The study analyzed information provided by the high school and data available from COS's student information system, including RHS grade point average (GPA), college GPA, units attempted and passed, first…

  3. The Employers IV: A Survey of Employers Who Have Hired Career Program Graduates of Montgomery Community College.

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    Gell, Robert L.; Armstrong, David F.

    In a survey of 374 career curriculum graduates of Montgomery Community College in 1976, 280 indicated they were working in jobs related to their college programs. Of these, 225 (80%) gave employer names and addresses and permission to contact them. Questionnaires drew responses of 159 employers to questions about skill levels of students, employee…

  4. The not-so-lazy days of summer: experimental interventions to increase college entry among low-income high school graduates.

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    Castleman, Benjamin L; Page, Lindsay C

    2013-01-01

    Despite decades of policy intervention to increase college entry among low-income students, substantial inequalities in college going by family income remain. Policy makers have largely overlooked the summer after high school as an important time period in students' transition to college. During the post-high school summer, however, students must complete a range of financial and informational tasks prior to college enrollment, yet no longer have access to high school counselors and have not engaged yet with their college community. Moreover, many come from families with little college-going experience. Recent research documents summer attrition rates ranging from 10 to 40 percent among students who had been accepted to college and declared an intention to enroll in college as of high school graduation. Encouragingly, several experimental interventions demonstrate that students' postsecondary plans are quite responsive to additional outreach during the summer months. Questions nonetheless remain about how to maximize the impact and cost effectiveness of summer support. This chapter reports on several randomized trials to investigate the impact of summer counselor outreach and support as well as the potential roles for technology and peer mentoring in mitigating summer attrition and helping students enroll and succeed in college. The authors conclude with implications for policy and practice. PMID:24474259

  5. Demographics and career path choices of graduates from three Canadian veterinary colleges

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    Jelinski, Murray D.; Campbell, John R.; Lissemore, Kerry; Miller, Lisa M.

    2008-01-01

    The classes of 2007 from the Atlantic Veterinary College, Ontario Veterinary College, and Western College of Veterinary Medicine were surveyed to determine what factors influenced the respondents’ career path choices. Seventy percent (166/237) of those contacted participated in the survey of which 89.1% were female, 62.7% had an urban upbringing, and 33.0% expected to be employed in a small center (population ≤ 10 000). Half (52.5%) of the respondents reported that they were interested in mixed or food animal practice at the time of entry into veterinary college, but this proportion declined to 34.2% by the time of graduation. Three factors were significantly associated with choosing a career in mixed or food animal practice: having been raised in a small center, being a male, and having a good to excellent knowledge of food animal production at the time of entry into veterinary college, as determined by a self-assessment. PMID:19119368

  6. New College Graduates at Work: Employment among 1992-93, 1999-2000, and 2007-08 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year after Graduation. Stats in Brief. NCES 2014-003

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    Staklis, Sandra; Skomsvold, Paul

    2014-01-01

    This Statistics in Brief examines the employment outcomes of college graduates 1 year after earning a bachelor's degree. It compares 2007-08 bachelor's degree recipients who graduated at the start of the recent recession with their peers who graduated in 1992-93 and 1999-2000. Different labor market conditions characterized these three…

  7. Efficacy of podcasting: use in undergraduate and graduate programs in a college of nursing.

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    Schlairet, Maura C

    2010-09-01

    The aim of this project was to create podcasts of classroom lectures from select courses across programs in a college of nursing and to explore associated outcomes using a Web-based course evaluation framework. Seventy undergraduate, second-degree, and graduate nursing students participated. Findings suggest that nurse educators can leverage students' positive attitudes and technologic skills with minimal investment of dollars and no impact on class attendance, building high-quality podcasts that align with students' unique learning environments and goals. Faculty should consider specific student attributes and associated needs when developing podcasts and in providing guidance and support for students who use these learning tools. PMID:20509585

  8. Evolution of the graduate and undergraduate curricula in the College of Optical Sciences

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    Shoemaker, Richard L.

    2014-09-01

    Upon its inception in 1964 as the Optical Sciences Center, only M.S. and Ph.D. degrees were offered, with a core curriculum consisting of five courses plus a few electives. Since then the Center has become a college within the University of Arizona, offering an ABET accredited BS degree in Optical Sciences and Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optical Sciences, and a number of graduate certificates. The development of the curriculum for each of these degrees and certificates is discussed as well as how each curriculum attempts to meet the differing goals of the degrees offered.

  9. Paths to scientific literacy: Comparing college graduates' science traits with course-taking patterns

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    Marcus, Deborah Shira

    Support for scientific literacy ranges from people touting the national economic benefits of a scientifically literate citizenship to personal fulfillment from a complex field of academic rigor. Even though scientific literacy is a professed outcome of many universities' curricular guidelines, few institutions assess whether their required classes produce scientifically literate graduates. After reviewing the history of scientific literacy efforts in the United States and the few analytical tools in use, this project sought to clarify the connection between courses taken and scientific literacy educational outcomes. To accomplish this task, the responses to the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement's (NCPI) 1997 survey of 1360 students as five-year out alumni/alumnae from fifteen different colleges were compared with their respective college transcripts. The NCPI survey included inquiries into students' preparedness for a range of real-life scenarios, as well as value ratings and usage level of multiple skills and abilities. The output source also contained information on student demographics. Possible links between postsecondary education experiences and survey results were analyzed. Overall, science related outcomes improved as students took a greater number, level, and spread of science courses. The connections were strongest for level and spread of courses. However, the same inputs that had positive associations with science items had negative effects of varying magnitudes with other valued traits such as ethics and political involvement. The main result, that of recommendations for number, level, and spread of science classes that lead toward scientific literacy, is useful in many ways. Most directly, outcomes may guide colleges when designing general education requirements that effectively lead to scientifically literate graduates. More generally, the conclusions are useful for students planning their educational route and for teachers deciding which

  10. From High School to the Future: Getting to College Readiness and College Graduation

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    Roderick, Melissa; Holsapple, Matthew; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Johnson, David W.

    2014-01-01

    Over the past 20 years, gaps in students' educational aspirations have shrunk considerably (Roderick et al., 2008; Roderick, Nagaoka, & Coca, 2011; Kao & Tienda, 1998; Avery & Kane, 2004; Turner, 2007; Deil-Amen & Tevis, 2010). Similarly, racial and ethnic gaps in college enrollment have shrunk. The one area in which postsecondary…

  11. Factors Associated with Student Pharmacist Philanthropy to the College Before and After Graduation.

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    Chisholm-Burns, Marie A; Spivey, Christina A

    2015-09-25

    Objective. To examine the early stages of a student giving program, to evaluate the program's influence on college donations, and to evaluate other factors that may affect student and year-one postgraduation giving at a college or school of pharmacy. Methods. A review of student records for graduates of 2013 and 2014 was conducted. Data included student characteristics, scholarship support, international program participation, senior class gift participation, and postgraduation giving. Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis, Wilcoxon signed-rank, and Chi-square analyses were performed. Results. Of 273 graduates, the majority were female (57.1%) and white (74%). Class of 2014 contributed a higher amount to the class gift than the prior class. In 2014, those who received scholarships gave higher amounts to the class gift. For the combined classes, there was an association between the number of students who gave pregraduation and the number who gave postgraduation. In the 2013 class, individuals gave greater amounts postgraduation compared to pregraduation, and a higher percentage of alumni (8%) gave postgraduation compared to alumni from the previous class (<1%). Conclusion. Participation in year-one postgraduation giving increased after implementation of the senior class gift program. Receiving scholarships influenced giving to the class gift but was not associated with postgraduation giving. Future studies are needed to develop a more comprehensive understanding of student and alumni philanthropy. PMID:27168615

  12. Factors Associated with Student Pharmacist Philanthropy to the College Before and After Graduation

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    Spivey, Christina A.

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To examine the early stages of a student giving program, to evaluate the program’s influence on college donations, and to evaluate other factors that may affect student and year-one postgraduation giving at a college or school of pharmacy. Methods. A review of student records for graduates of 2013 and 2014 was conducted. Data included student characteristics, scholarship support, international program participation, senior class gift participation, and postgraduation giving. Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis, Wilcoxon signed-rank, and Chi-square analyses were performed. Results. Of 273 graduates, the majority were female (57.1%) and white (74%). Class of 2014 contributed a higher amount to the class gift than the prior class. In 2014, those who received scholarships gave higher amounts to the class gift. For the combined classes, there was an association between the number of students who gave pregraduation and the number who gave postgraduation. In the 2013 class, individuals gave greater amounts postgraduation compared to pregraduation, and a higher percentage of alumni (8%) gave postgraduation compared to alumni from the previous class (<1%). Conclusion. Participation in year-one postgraduation giving increased after implementation of the senior class gift program. Receiving scholarships influenced giving to the class gift but was not associated with postgraduation giving. Future studies are needed to develop a more comprehensive understanding of student and alumni philanthropy. PMID:27168615

  13. Community College a Research Puzzle

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    Viadero, Debra

    2009-01-01

    When President Barack Obama unveiled his plans this summer for a $12 billion federal investment in the nation's community colleges, he said he wanted the initiative to yield an additional 5 million community college graduates by 2020. Research suggests that reaching that goal may be a tall order. Community colleges have abysmal graduation rates:…

  14. Class of 2003 High School Graduate SAT Takers Enrolling in Los Rios Colleges in the Summer after Their Freshmen Year. Research Brief

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    Beachler, Judith

    2005-01-01

    During the Spring of 2004, graduates of Sacramento County (California) High Schools' Class of 2003, who took SAT exams during their senior year, were sent letters by the Los Rios Community College District's Communications Office. Through these letters the graduates were invited to attend a Los Rios college while at home on their summer breaks…

  15. Recruiting Trends 1996-97. A National Study of Job Market Trends for New College Graduates among 508 Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies. Twenty-Sixth Edition.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This study examined recruiting trends of business, industry, and government among new college graduates. Questionnaires were mailed to 4,890 employers, of which 489 returned complete responses. The survey found that new college graduates of 1996-97 can expect growth in job opportunities. An increase of 6.2 percent in job prospects and an increase…

  16. Recruiting Trends 1992-93: A Study of Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies Employing New College Graduates. 22nd Anniversary Edition.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This report examines expectations of employers hiring new college graduates for the 1992-93 labor market, based on a survey of 504 organizations. Survey questions focused on: anticipated changes in job market demand and hiring trends for new college graduates; expected starting salaries; campus recruitment activities; salaried employees in…

  17. Survey of Fall 1975 Entering Students Who Graduated in 1975-76 or 1976-77: Community Colleges. Student Flow Project, Report No. 41.

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    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.

    As part of a longitudinal study of fall 1975 entering students at Hawaii community colleges, this report focuses on two student groups: those who graduated during 1975-76 and those who graduated during 1976-77. Student characteristics were significantly different between groups. There were greater proportions of female than male graduates for both…

  18. A Comprehensive Program to Prepare Graduate Students for Careers in College or University Teaching

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    Krane, K. S.

    1999-05-01

    Although most universities do a superb job of training graduate students in research, relatively few offer training to enable M.S. or Ph.D. students to achieve the same level of mastery in teaching as a preparation for a career as a faculty member in a college or university. At Oregon State University we offer a comprehensive program that prepares students for a variety of careers in physics teaching. For students interested in teaching at a two-year college, we offer a M.S. degree with a specialty in physics education along with a strongly mentored teaching intern program at a local community college. For Ph.D. students, we offer a seminar that addresses a full range of pedagogical and methodological issues involved in physics teaching, an apprentice program that pairs each student with a faculty member of recognized teaching ability, and a capstone experience (following the completion of the Ph.D. dissertation) as an instructor to fill sabbatical or other vacancies. The impact of the program is measured by its extraordinarily high success at placing students in teaching jobs.

  19. Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment: High School Drop-out Rate at Record Low

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    Fry, Richard; Taylor, Paul

    2013-01-01

    A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This milestone is the result of a long-term increase in Hispanic…

  20. Recruiting Trends 1983-84. A Study of 617 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Information on job market trends for 1983-1984 college graduates are presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 617 employers from business, industry, government, and…

  1. Choosing Teaching as a Career in Urban Public Catholic and Jewish Schools by Graduates of Elite Colleges

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    Tamir, Eran

    2014-01-01

    Recruitment, preparation, and retention of graduates of elite colleges is considered an innovative approach to improve teacher quality and promote change in the neediest schools. While the debate over the effectiveness of such programs is heavily focused on programs like Teach For America, this paper considers three teacher preparation programs…

  2. How Well Does the Theory of Planned Behavior Predict Graduation among College and University Students with Disabilities?

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Shirley; Budd, Jillian; Jorgensen, Mary; Asuncion, Jennison; Barile, Maria

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this research was to develop a model to predict which students with disabilities will drop out before graduation and to investigate the drop out pattern of students with disabilities. To accomplish this we evaluated potential predictors of persistence and drop-out among 611 college and university students with various disabilities and…

  3. How to Graduate High-Risk Students: Lessons from Successful For-Profit Colleges and Schools in Texas

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    Frishberg, Ellen; Lee, John B.; Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff

    2010-01-01

    This project studied four career college and school campuses in Texas that had higher than average graduation rates and lower than average student loan default rates to determine what they did to achieve these positive outcomes. The visits to the campuses found that a conscious, concerted effort to integrate students into the academic and social…

  4. Job Placement Rates for Graduates of Washington Community and Technical College Vocational Programs. Research Report No. 94-7.

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    Seppanen, Loretta

    Each year, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) compiles data on educational and job related outcomes for graduates of vocational preparation programs. The automated data matching procedure examines state unemployment insurance and benefits records, public post-secondary enrollments, U.S. Armed Forces…

  5. Readiness to Lead: Perspectives of Graduates and Advanced Doctoral Students on Answering the Call to Lead in Community Colleges

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    Taylor, Gregrey M.; Killacky, Jim

    2010-01-01

    Community colleges are facing a shortage in qualified individuals to fill the projected gaps in leadership roles, as the industry is facing an upcoming wave of vacancies due to the retirement of faculty and administrators. This phenomenological, qualitative study explored leadership readiness perspectives of graduates and advanced doctoral…

  6. Recruiting Trends 1986-87. A Study of 761 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Information on job market trends for 1986-87 college graduates is presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. A survey of a cross-section of 761 employers from business, industry, government, and education explored: trends in hiring, hiring quotas and the influence of the organization size, demand for various majors, job availability…

  7. Recruiting Trends 1981-82: A Study of 428 Businesses, Industries, Government Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Results of the 1981-82 recruiting trends survey conducted by Placement Services at Michigan State University are summarized. A cross-section of 428 businesses, industries, government agencies, and educational institutions were surveyed to determine trends in hiring new college graduates, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities,…

  8. Recruiting Trends 1984-85. A Study of 658 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Information on job market trends for 1984-1985 college graduates are presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 658 employers from business, industry, government, and…

  9. Job Search Methods, Job Search Outcomes, and Job Satisfaction of College Graduates: A Comparison of Race and Sex.

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    Mau, Wei-Cheng; Kopischke, Amie

    2001-01-01

    Surveys college graduates regarding their job-seeking behaviors and outcomes. Examined race and sex differences among the job search strategies used; number of job interviews; number of job offers; annual salary; and job satisfaction. Results indicated significant differences in underemployment and job satisfaction as a function of race, and in…

  10. Lasting Connections: Using Internships to Retain Recent College Graduates in New England. Policy Brief 09-3

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    Sasser, Alicia

    2009-01-01

    The skilled labor force of the future (recent college graduates, or individuals aged 22 to 27 with a bachelor's degree or higher) is growing more slowly in New England than in the rest of the United States. Since 2000, this group has expanded by less than 9 percent in New England, roughly half the overall U.S. increase. The author suggests that…

  11. How Do Recent College Grads Really Stack up? Employment and Earnings for Graduates of the Great Recession

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    Greenstone, Michael; Looney, Adam

    2011-01-01

    The May employment numbers broke from the positive news of the last few months and revealed weakness in the job market. Not surprisingly to most Americans, these numbers indicate the job market remains tough--particularly for the nation's young adults. College seniors graduating this spring will enter a job market vastly different than the one…

  12. The Job Hunt: The Biggest Job You'll Ever Have. A Practical Guide for New College Graduates. Revised Edition.

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    Nelson, Robert B.

    A practical handbook to guide the job-hunting process, especially directed to recent college graduates, is presented. Information is provided on: marketing yourself, deciding what to do, the resume, informational interviewing, searching, interviewing, follow-up, considerations for the individual after being hired, the most common job-hunting…

  13. Community of Inquiry: A Useful Model for Examining Educational Interactions in Online Graduate Education Courses at Christian Colleges

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    Bartruff, Elizabeth Ann

    2009-01-01

    Using the Community of Inquiry (COI) model as a framework, this case study analyzed the interactions of teacher and students in an online graduate level education course at a small Christian college in the Pacific Northwest. Using transcript content analysis, communication between participants was coded as either contributing to the social,…

  14. College Seniors' Plans for Graduate School: Do Deep Approaches Learning and Holland Academic Environments Matter?

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    Rocconi, Louis M.; Ribera, Amy K.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F.

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the extent to which college seniors' plans for graduate school are related to their tendency to engage in deep approaches to learning (DAL) and their academic environments (majors) as classified by Holland type. Using data from the National Survey of Student Engagement, we analyzed responses from over 116,000 seniors…

  15. Employment of College Graduates in the Era of Universalized Higher Education: A Comparative Study by School Type and Discipline

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    Ching-Pao, Chuang; Joanne, Hu J. H.

    2012-01-01

    The employment performance (including salaries, relevant to studies and job satisfaction) of college graduates from different school types and disciplines after the universalization of higher education in Taiwan was examined and a comparative analysis was conducted in this article. The findings were as follows: 1) "Medicine and health" and…

  16. Focusing on Women in STEM: A Longitudinal Examination of Gender-Based Earning Gap of College Graduates

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    Xu, Yonghong

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations from the aspect of earning differentials. Using a national data source that tracked college graduates' work experiences over a ten-year time frame post-bachelor's degree, this study examines longitudinally the…

  17. Public High School Graduation and College Readiness Rates in the United States. Education Working Paper No. 3

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    Greene, Jay P.; Forster, Greg

    2003-01-01

    Students who fail to graduate high school prepared to attend a four-year college are much less likely to gain full access to our country's economic, political, and social opportunities. In this study, the authors estimate the percentage of students in the public high school class of 2001 who actually possess the minimum qualifications for applying…

  18. Creating Employable Graduates in Career and Technical Education: Defining the Partnership between Business and the Community College

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    Thomes, Norbert Joseph

    2012-01-01

    The skill set required to attain quality employment is not being fully addressed in the community colleges. This disconnect produces laborers with skill sets that do not meet the needs of employers. Ironically, while the need for employees with increased skills rises annually, many graduates have difficulty finding employment in their career…

  19. Overcoming the Odds: The Association between Location, Preparation, and Financial Obligation on Graduation Rates of African American College Students

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    Rush-Shumpert, Paula J.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand why graduation rates of African American male students from four-year historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) within a six-year period were not on par with those of other races and ethnicities and, in particular, whether the reasons African American male students drop out rather than persist…

  20. Demography Is Not Destiny: Increasing the Graduation Rates of Low-Income College Students at Large Public Universities

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    Engle, Jennifer; O'Brien, Colleen

    2007-01-01

    What accounts for the differences in retention and graduation rates among large public colleges and universities that serve high numbers of low-income students? To answer this question, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education has conducted two studies to examine the institutional characteristics, practices, and policies…

  1. Race, Rates, and Religion: The Relationship between Black Graduation Rates and Evangelical Religious Affiliation at Private Colleges and Universities

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    Smith, Michael Christopher

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between an institution's evangelical or Protestant religious affiliation and Black graduation rates. The over 100 members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) are Protestant institutions with strong evangelical cultures. Much of the research regarding race and religion in America has…

  2. "Having Our Say": High Achieving African American Male College Graduates Speak about Parental Involvement and Parenting Style

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    Odom, Lynn Lanier; McNeese, Rose M.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of parental involvement and parenting styles of the parents of academically successful African American males who graduated from historically Black colleges or universities (Odom, 2013). More specifically, the study investigated relationships among students' perceptions of their parents'…

  3. Black Male Graduates' Reflections on Their College Experiences at a Private, Faith-Based, Predominantly White Institution of Higher Education

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    Hayworth, Kimberly

    2014-01-01

    This study takes an in-depth look at the experiences of 12 Black males who graduated between 2001 and 2012 from a private, faith-based, predominantly White institution of higher education, with a purpose to better understand the essence of their collegiate experiences. Most research on minority college enrollment has focused on reasons why…

  4. Theory of Planned Behavior: Sensitivity and Specificity in Predicting Graduation and Drop-Out among College and University Students?

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Mary; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Budd, Jillian; King, Laura; Jorgensen, Shirley; Asuncion, Jennison

    2016-01-01

    We examined sensitivity and specificity when using the three theory of planned behavior (TPB) scales (Perceived Behavioral Control, Subjective Norms, Attitude) to predict graduation and drop-out in a longitudinal study of 252 college and university students with disabilities and in a separate cross-sectional study of a random sample of 1380…

  5. College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: Native American Students. Research Note 2013-4

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    McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Native American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high perceived ability, high assessed…

  6. New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Lumina's Merisotis on Increasing College Enrollment and Graduation

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    DiSalvio, Philip

    2013-01-01

    "New Directions for Higher Education" examines emerging issues, trends, and ideas that have an impact on higher education policies, programs, and practices. In this article, DiSalvio inteviews Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, about Lumina's commitment to enrolling and graduating more students from college, and…

  7. The Search for Better Predictors of Incomes of High School and College Graduates. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.

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    Witmer, David R.

    A search for better predictors of incomes of high school and college graduates is described. The accuracy of the prediction, implicit in the work of John R. Walsh of Harvard University, that the income differences in a given year are good indicators of income differences in future years, was tested by applying standard statistical procedures to…

  8. Impact of the Complete College Tennessee Act's Retention and Graduation Benchmarks on Budget Appropriations at Tennessee State University

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    Griffin, Sedric D.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze the Tennessee State University (TSU) fall 2005 Freshmen Cohort (N = 1205) based on the variables of race, gender, persistence, retention and graduation, as well as to examine the impact of the newly implemented Complete College Tennessee Act's (CCTA) funding formula component on the university's budget…

  9. "Having Our Say": High Achieving African American Male College Graduates Speak about Parental Involvement and Parenting Style

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    Odom, Lynn Cheryl Lanier

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the patterns of parental involvement and parenting styles of a particular sample of academically successful African American males who attended and graduated from historically Black colleges or universities. More specifically, investigated was the presence of any relationships between parental involvement, parenting styles,…

  10. Measuring Graduation and Attrition at Ontario Colleges: A Discussion of Measurement Issues and Their Usefulness as Indicators of Student Success.

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    Donner, Arthur; Lazar, Fred

    This report discusses measurement issues and their usefulness as indicators of student success at the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario. The following sections are included: (1) executive summary; (2) introduction; (3) retention rates, which discusses a number of issues associated with defining and measuring graduation rates; (4)…

  11. Recruiting Trends 1994-95. A Study of Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies Employing New College Graduates. 24th Edition.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This survey of employers sought to determine recruiting trends of business, industry, and government among college graduates. Questionnaires were sent to 4,154 employers of which about 13 percent, or 545, responded. Highlights of the findings include the following: (1) for a second consecutive year employers predicted increased job opportunities…

  12. Fertility patterns of college graduates by field of study, US women born 1960-79.

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    Michelmore, Katherine; Musick, Kelly

    2014-01-01

    Building on recent European studies, we used the Survey of Income and Program Participation to provide the first analysis of fertility differences between groups of US college graduates by their undergraduate field of study. We used multilevel event-history models to investigate possible institutional and selection mechanisms linking field of study to delayed fertility and childlessness. The results are consistent with those found for Europe in showing an overall difference of 10 percentage points between levels of childlessness across fields, with the lowest levels occurring for women in health and education, intermediate levels for women in science and technology, and the highest levels for women in arts and social sciences. The mediating roles of the following field characteristics were assessed: motherhood employment penalties; percentage of men; family attitudes; and marriage patterns. Childlessness was higher among women in fields with a moderate representation of men, less traditional family attitudes, and late age at first marriage. PMID:24266547

  13. Live like the Affluent in College, Live like a Student after Graduation

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    Shaffer, Leigh S.

    2012-01-01

    Recent changes in basic economic conditions make it harder for college students to find their way in the new economy. However, in addition to these structural changes that drive up the costs of living in society, many students are also suffering from the effects of developing an unsustainable, affluent lifestyle both before and during the pursuit…

  14. Follow-Up Study of New River Community College Transfers Who Graduated in the 1972-73 School Year [and] Follow-Up of 1974 Graduates in Occupational-Technical Programs.

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    Carter, Edith H.

    This document includes reports of two follow-up studies of New River Community College graduates. The 1973 graduates in transfer programs, associate of arts, and associate of science degree programs are examined in terms of: (1) types of degrees and curriculums they completed; (2) their transfer status; (3) their evaluation of the New River…

  15. The Value and Future of Graduate Education Leading to a Master's Degree: A National Perspective.

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    Pelczar, Michael J., Jr.

    The value of graduate education at the master's degree level is considered by the president of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) in an address to a 1980 conference of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Graduate education at the master's degree level involves the overwhelming majority of graduate students. In addition, in the…

  16. Role of the Department/Division Chairman in the Community College. A Report of a Conference at Sam Houston State University Community Junior College Graduate Program, July 31-August 1, 1972.

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    Grable, John R., Ed.

    A conference on the role of the department/division chairman in the community college was sponsored by the Community Junior College Graduate Program of Sam Houston State University. The following were presented: (1) "Role of the Department Chairman in Improving Community College Instruction" by John Lombardi; (2) "Role of the Department Chairman…

  17. Relationship between Ontario chiropractors’ attitudes toward drug prescription rights and Canadian versus non-Canadian college of graduation: results from an online survey

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    Emary, Peter Charles; Stuber, Kent Jason

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To investigate differences between chiropractors’ attitudes toward drug prescription rights based on chiropractic college of graduation. Methods: A secondary data analysis of a 2015 survey of chiropractors from Ontario, Canada was performed. The questionnaire included 14 items concerning chiropractors’ knowledge and attitudes toward drug prescription including demographics. Results: 960 of 2,677 deliverable questionnaires were completed (36% response rate). The majority of respondents favoured limited prescribing rights for chiropractors regardless of college of graduation. Respondents who graduated from Canadian institutions were significantly more in favour of these privileges compared to graduates from non-Canadian schools. Over three-quarters of all respondents opposed the idea of chiropractors having full prescribing rights. No significant association was found between respondents’ philosophical orientation and school attended. Conclusion: Ontario chiropractors who graduated from Canadian chiropractic institutions were most interested in obtaining limited drug prescription rights for the profession compared to non-Canadian chiropractic institution graduates. PMID:27069262

  18. "Who Do You Think You Are?": A Multidimensional Analysis of the Impact of Disparities in Higher Educational Attainment within Families of First-Generation College Graduates

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    Burns, April

    2013-01-01

    This project explores the impact of disparate educational attainment between first-generation college graduates and their family members. This is a conscious shifting of the unit of analysis, from the changing social position and power of an individual student/graduate, to the relational capacity, tensions, and strategies of the family unit that…

  19. A Survey of the Writing Needs of Graduates of Two Selected Community College Programs of Study. Curriculum and Program Planning Seminar.

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    Metzgar, Judith

    A study identified and compared writing needs of graduates of Criminal Justice and Drafting and Design programs at Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Community College (WCCC). Subjects, 115 graduates of the programs from 1972 through 1990, completed surveys. A total of 310 questionnaires were sent, for a return rate of 37%. Results indicated that:…

  20. Gender differences in body image and health perceptions among graduating seniors from a historically black college.

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    Gross, Susan M; Gary, Tiffany L; Browne, Dorothy C; LaVeist, Thomas A

    2005-12-01

    This study's purpose was to identify gender differences in body size awareness and perceived impact of weight on social interactions and risk for disease among young African-American adults. A cross-sectional survey of 318 African-American graduating seniors from a historically black college or university (HBCU) was conducted. Data were collected on anthropometrics, body image, ideal weight, perceived risk for disease due to weight, and impact of weight on social interactions. Only 39% of males who were overweight perceived themselves as overweight compared with 68% of overweight females. Eighty percent of females and 63% of males expressed some body size dissatisfaction. Fewer obese males (38%) perceived a risk for disease due to their weight compared with obese females (64%), p<0.01. Males perceived greater impact than females of their weight on social interactions, with extremely obese males perceiving the greatest impact. Perceived risk for disease due to weight was related to body mass index, family weight history, body awareness and income, but not body size satisfaction. Findings suggest gender differences in the self-perception of body size, accuracy of body size perception, and understanding of acceptable weight ranges. Awareness of acceptable weight ranges and consequences of overweight needs to be raised. PMID:16396053

  1. 34 CFR 600.55 - Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign graduate medical school is eligible to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign graduate medical school is eligible to apply to participate in the Direct Loan Program. 600.55 Section 600.55 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF...

  2. Preparation of California Public High School Graduates for College, 1996 to 1999. Factsheet.

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    California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.

    This factsheet describes important changes in the academic characteristics of recent high school graduates that relate directly to university eligibility and student preparation. Data show that by ethnic-racial group, in 1999, 55% of Asian graduates and 41% of White graduates completed the university-preparatory curricula, while only 26% of Black…

  3. College Athletic Participation and Academic Success: How Student-Athletes Compete for Graduation

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    Gilmour, Heather B.

    2013-01-01

    NCAA data indicates that Division III student-athletes are graduating at higher rates than their non-athlete peers. Graduation rate data alone do not provide a full understanding of student-athletes' academic success. The data thus far simply show empirically that student-athletes have a higher federal six-year graduation rate, but…

  4. Graduate Work in Engineering in Universities and Colleges in the United States. Bulletin, 1936, No. 8

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    John, Walton C.; Hammond, H. P.

    1936-01-01

    This survey of graduate work in engineering has for its objective the presentation of the development and present status of graduate work in engineering in this country. The relatively rapid changes that have taken place in engineering education in recent years have caused greater activity and increased responsibility in graduate departments,…

  5. College Enrollment Patterns for Rural Indiana High School Graduates. REL 2015-083

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    Burke, Matthew R.; Davis, Elisabeth; Stephan, Jennifer L.

    2015-01-01

    This study examined (1) average distances traveled to attend college, (2) presumptive college eligibility, (3) differences between two-year and four-year college enrollment, (4) differences in enrollment related to differences in colleges' selectivity, and (5) degree of "undermatching" (i.e., enrolling in a college less selective than…

  6. Graduation Requirements

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    Hoover, Eric; Lipka, Sara; Wasley, Paula

    2007-01-01

    As seniors throughout the nation prepare to graduate this spring, they are cramming for finals, finishing theses, and saying goodbye to friends. At many colleges, they are also looking forward to participating in graduation rituals--and scrambling to complete lists of things they must do before they leave their campuses behind. These rites of…

  7. Additional Revised Push-Up Test Norms for College Students

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    Mozumdar, Arupendra; Liguori, Gary; Baumgartner, Ted A.

    2010-01-01

    The push-up test is commonly used to assess arm and shoulder girdle strength and endurance. Baumgartner, Oh, Chung, and Hales (2002) developed a revised push-up test for college students with a standardized test protocol. The purpose of the present study was to develop percentile norms for the revised push-up test based on the push-up scores of…

  8. Cognitive Effects of Greek Affiliation in College: Additional Evidence

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    Pascarella, Ernest T.; Flowers, Lamont; Whitt, Elizabeth J.

    2009-01-01

    Previous research published in this journal found broad-based negative effects of Greek affiliation on standardized measures of cognitive development after 1 year of college. Following the same sample, and employing essentially the same research design and analytic model, the present study found that the negative effects of Greek affiliation were…

  9. Recruiting Trends 1990-91: A Study of 549 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates. 20th Anniversary Abridged Edition.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This summary of recruiting trends survey reviews the expectations of employers hiring new college graduates for the 1990-91 college labor market and is based on a national survey of 549 businesses, industries, service sector employers, government agencies, military services, and school districts. Survey questions focused on anticipated changes in…

  10. Employment Placement Data of 1990-91 Occupational Graduates at Minnesota's Twin City Area Community Colleges. Metro Pilot Study Report #1.

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    Taylor, Kenneth E.; Flermoen, Cynthia

    In 1991, followup studies of the employment and educational status of 1990-1991 occupational program graduates were conducted by the seven community colleges in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota: Anoka-Ramsey, Cambridge Center, Inver Hills, Lakewood, Minneapolis, North Hennepin, and Normandale. While the colleges used different questionnaire…

  11. What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "Looking Beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation"

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This study examined whether eligibility for the Florida Student Access Grant, a need-based grant for low-income students in Florida, affects college enrollment, credit accumulation, persistence over time in college, and, eventually, graduation. The sample for this study included seniors in Florida public high schools in 1999-2000 who submitted a…

  12. WWC Review of the Report "Looking beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation." What Works Clearinghouse Single Study Review

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The 2013 study, "Looking Beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation," examined whether eligibility for the Florida Student Access Grant (FSAG), a need-based grant for low-income students in Florida, affects college enrollment, credit accumulation, persistence over time in…

  13. College-Preparatory Curriculum for All: The Consequences of Raising Mathematics Graduation Requirements on Students' Course Taking and Outcomes in Chicago

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    Allensworth, Elaine M.; Nomi, Takako

    2009-01-01

    This study evaluates a curriculum policy that required college preparatory coursework for all students, using data from Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Beginning in 1997, CPS ended remedial coursework and required all students to complete a college-preparatory course sequence for graduation. In this study, the authors constrain their analysis to the…

  14. How Late Is Too Late? The Influence of Summer Outreach on FAFSA Completion and College Enrollment for the Uncommitted High School Graduate

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    Owen, Laura; Bettinger, Eric; Long, Bridget Terry; Oreopoulos, Phil

    2013-01-01

    Despite increases in postsecondary enrollment at American universities and colleges, there are still significant gaps in who matriculates to college and persists through graduation. Low-income students and students of color continue to be underrepresented in institutions of higher education; for many of these students, a lack of awareness of…

  15. Transfer Activity and Employment of 1991-92 AA Graduates at Minnesota Twin City Area Community Colleges. Metro Pilot Study Report #2.

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    Taylor, Kenneth E.; Flermoen, Cynthia

    In 1992, surveys of the educational and employment status of 1991-1992 Associate of Arts degree program graduates were conducted by the seven community colleges in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota: Anoka-Ramsey, Cambridge Center, Inver Hills, Lakewood, Minneapolis, North Hennepin, and Normandale. All the colleges used the same survey…

  16. Professions at the Helm or Left Behind? Trends in the Occupations of American College Graduates since the Second World War in the United States

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    Hollister, Matissa

    2015-01-01

    In recent decades, the proportion of college-educated workers in the United States entering professional occupations has declined. While the rising incomes of college graduates signals the growing value of skills and education, it seems that these skills are increasingly put to use outside of the professions. This paper examines the occupations of…

  17. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Missouri

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Missouri related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  18. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. South Dakota

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for South Dakota related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  19. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Delaware

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Delaware related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  20. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Kansas

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Kansas related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  1. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. District of Columbia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for District of Columbia related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient…

  2. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Pennsylvania

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Pennsylvania related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  3. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Colorado

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Colorado related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  4. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Maine

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Maine related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  5. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Nebraska

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Nebraska related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  6. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Florida

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Florida related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  7. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Montana

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Montana related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  8. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. New Hampshire

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for New Hampshire related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  9. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Massachusetts

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Massachusetts related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  10. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Arkansas

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Arkansas related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  11. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Louisiana

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Louisiana related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  12. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Alabama

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Alabama related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  13. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Oklahoma

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Oklahoma related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  14. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Texas

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Texas related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  15. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. North Carolina

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for North Carolina related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  16. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. South Carolina

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for South Carolina related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  17. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Illinois

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Illinois related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  18. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. West Virginia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for West Virginia related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  19. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Alaska

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Alaska related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  20. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Wisconsin

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Wisconsin related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  1. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Minnesota

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Minnesota related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  2. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Iowa

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Iowa related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  3. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Connecticut

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Connecticut related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  4. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Georgia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Georgia related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  5. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Tennessee

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Tennessee related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  6. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Michigan

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Michigan related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  7. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Kentucky

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Kentucky related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  8. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Maryland

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Maryland related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  9. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Ohio

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Ohio related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  10. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Indiana

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Indiana related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  11. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Virginia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Virginia related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  12. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Arizona

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Arizona related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  13. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. New Mexico

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for New Mexico related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  14. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Rhode Island

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Rhode Island related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  15. Race and Leadership Development among College Students: The Additive Value of Collective Racial Esteem

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    Dugan, John P.; Kodama, Corinne M.; Gebhardt, Matthew C.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to contribute to the college student leadership literature through a more complex examination of the influences of race on socially responsible leadership development. Data represented 8,510 participants from 101 colleges and universities in the United States. Results provided evidence of the additive value of…

  16. Proof of Progress: The First Six Graduating Classes of Canton Early College High School

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    Rochford, Joseph A.

    2014-01-01

    In 2005, when the Canton City Schools (CCS), Stark State College (SSC), the Canton Professional Educators Association (CPEA), and the Stark Education Partnership (SEP) came together to establish Canton's Early College High School (CECHS), the percentage of the city's young adults with some college or an associate degree was 33%. CECHS affords…

  17. Graduation Rates, Student Goals, and Measuring Community College Effectiveness. CCRC Brief Number 28

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    Bailey, Thomas; Jenkins, Davis; Leinbach, Timothy

    2005-01-01

    The educational effectiveness of community colleges is under new scrutiny as a result of both a federal government focus on accountability of higher education institutions and greater competition for the state funds traditionally directed to the colleges. Policymakers, who want to tie public college allocations to their outcomes, and families,…

  18. From Paternalism to Self-Advocacy: Obama's Community College Graduation Strategy and Students with Disabilities

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    Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.

    2009-01-01

    President Obama recently asked community colleges across the nation to take on a central role in his economic policy by awarding 5 million new associate degrees over the next decade. Those familiar with community college data know this is a daunting task for the nation's public two-year college system. In order to meet the challenge, the nation's…

  19. Informing Parents of Today's College Curriculum: The Yellow Brick Road to Graduation

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    Myers, Karen A.

    2010-01-01

    Higher education curriculum is as varied as the institutions themselves. Familiarizing parents with college curriculum may assist them in their college students' selection and academic success. This article provides school administrators, teachers, counselors, public relations personnel, and college professors with examples of learning modes and…

  20. Ten Texts to College: Can Text Messages Mitigate Summer Attrition among College-Intending Low-Income High School Graduates?

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C.

    2013-01-01

    Despite decades of policy intervention to increase college entry among low-income students, considerable gaps by socioeconomic status remain. To date, policy makers have largely overlooked the summer after high school as an important time period in students' transition to college. In Summer 2012, the authors designed a randomized trial to…

  1. Study of the self-confidence of midwifery graduates from Mashhad College of nursing and midwifery in fulfilling clinical skills

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    Mirzakhani, Kobra; Shorab, Nahid Jahani

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Self-confidence is one of the main components of clinical competence, and it is considered to be an important indicator of ability and competence. The aim of this study was to determine the confidence of midwifery graduates from Mashhad College of nursing and midwifery in fulfilling the required clinical skills. Methods: The study was in the form of a cross-sectional study, and it was performed in 2011 on 50 midwifery graduates who had been working in health centers in Mashhad for six months to three years providing midwifery services, as well as on their supervisors having a minimum of 6 months experiences of responsibility in these centers. The research tools included self-assessment tools of self-confidence in midwives and assessment tools of self-confidence in midwifery graduates in fulfilling clinical skills performed by the supervisors. The validity of the tools was confirmed by face validity and content validity, and the reliability of the test was confirmed by test-retest (r = 0.82). After the data were extracted and encoded, they were analyzed using SPSS software version 11.5, descriptive statistics, the t-test, and Pearson’s test. Results: Among the midwifery graduates, 84.57% of them had confidence in the area of management of low-risk situations, and 55.51% had confidence in their ability to manage high-risk situations. The self-confidence levels of graduates in fulfilling clinical skills in the management of low-risk and high-risk situations were significantly different (P < 0.05). Clinical skills had a positive correlation with self-confidence (P < 0.05, r = 0.85). Conclusion: Improvements were needed in the self-confidence of graduates in fulfilling clinical skills in the management of high-risk situations. In order to achieve such improvement, it is necessary to identify and use methods of increasing graduates’ self-confidence in the learning environment by developing an enhanced midwifery curriculum and improved teaching methods

  2. From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why College Graduates Are Not Getting Good Jobs

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    Vedder, Richard; Denhart, Christopher; Denhart, Matthew; Matgouranis, Christopher; Robe, Jonathan

    2010-01-01

    There are many reasons for pursing a higher education. For most persons, a significant, maybe even the dominant reason, for going to college is that it supposedly will improve one's prospect of acquiring a good job. In a sense, a college degree has long been considered a ticket to the middle class--an adult life with a good income and relatively…

  3. Return Migration: A Study of College Graduates Returning to Rural U.S. Homes

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    Mahoney, Elizabeth D.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore perceptions of return migration experiences and gain knowledge from rural residents who have left to obtain a college education and start careers in non-rural areas, and who then returned to their rural hometowns with the social and economic benefits of a college education, and other valuable resources. This…

  4. Community College Budget Incentives and Interagency Articulation Improve, But Graduation Rates Still Inflated. OPPAGA Progress Report.

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    Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.

    In accordance with Florida state law, this progress report informs the Legislature of actions taken by Florida's Community College System in response to a 1999 Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) review. The OPPAGA found that the Legislature and the Division of Community Colleges have implemented several of…

  5. Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104

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    Holian, Laura; Mokher, Christine

    2011-01-01

    Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, this report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic characteristics for the Virginia public high school class of 2008. College enrollment is an issue of national concern. And many states, including Virginia, use…

  6. When Nontraditional Is Traditional: A Faculty Dialogue with Graduating Community College Students about Persistence

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    Clark, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    Nontraditional characteristics of community college students contribute to a sense of belonging and a sense of common struggle, uniting students in their uniqueness to persist. These diverse students, combined with faculty and peer encouragement, provide a learning environment conducive to completion. As community college educators, we have the…

  7. A Follow-up Study of Graduates of Laguna-Acoma High School Who Took ACT and/or Entered a Four-Year College Program.

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    Munro, Fern H.

    The myth that only the high school student who is at or near the top of his class can succeed at a four-year college is not upheld for graduates of Laguna-Acoma High School (LAHS) in New Mexico. Many sources provide accurate gradepoint averages (GPA), American College Test (ACT) scores and Rank in Class (RIC) for the LAHS students who took the ACT…

  8. Support for Civil Liberties Among a Cohort of High School Graduates and College Students

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    Montero, Darrel

    1975-01-01

    This study examines one facet of political attitudes, support for those civil liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, employing an index of libertarian attitudes, administered by mail questionnaire to an entire high school senior class four years after graduation. Findings are discussed in reference to the role of higher education in…

  9. Raising African American Student Graduation Rates: A Best Practices Study of Predominantly White Liberal Arts Colleges

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    Pool, Robert W.

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative study sought to explore best practices at small, private liberal arts institutions that experienced large increases in African American graduation rates. Particular focus was on institutions that enrolled less than 17% minority students whose overall enrollment fell within the middle 50% of all SAT scores and the middle 50% of…

  10. To This Day: College Graduates on the Lasting Significance of Relationality and Experiential Learning

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    Fullerton, Ann; Reitenauer, Vicki L.

    2015-01-01

    In the past twenty years, much research has been conducted into the effects of community-based learning and service-learning on students, but studies into the long-term impacts that persist after graduation have been fewer in number. In this article, the authors share perspectives from Portland State University alumni on the lasting significance…

  11. Contributions of College Experiences to African American and White Graduates' Careers.

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    Nickols, Sharon Y.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    A survey of housing/consumer economics and social work alumni received responses from 38 African American and 50 white graduates. Likely sources of financial support for whites were parents, and for African Americans, grants. African Americans had significantly higher social support from churches, whites from sororities/fraternities. There were no…

  12. College Enrollment and Degree Completion for Baltimore City Graduates through the Class of 2012

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    Durham, Rachel E.; Olson, Linda S.

    2013-01-01

    Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) has made great strides in its effort to lower the number of high school dropouts and to encourage prior dropouts to return and graduate by providing a broad set of options for students with a diverse set of needs and academic histories. At the same time, City Schools has initiated an effort to foster a…

  13. Effective Use of Resources in State Higher Education: Graduate Education, Community Colleges, Education for Blacks.

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    Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.

    The papers in this volume were delivered at a Symposium on the "Effective Use of Resources in State Higher Education" at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Education Board in Houston, Texas, June 11-12, 1970. The papers deal with three general subjects: (1) the orderly development of graduate education; (2) evaluating the community junior…

  14. Graduate Teaching Assistant Training: A Basis for Improvement of College Biology Teaching and Faculty Development.

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    Rushin, John W.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Reports on a nationwide survey of graduate teaching assistant (GTA) training and teaching resources available to faculty. Discusses examples of workable programs and comparisons of GTA training models. Concludes that even when there is some formal structure in the GTA training program, these experiences are brief and follow-up activities are…

  15. The Next Generation: Preparing Graduate Students for the Professional Responsibilities of College Teachers.

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    Slevin, James F.

    This monograph presents results and recommendations from a project designed as a collaborative effort to prepare graduate students in the humanities for careers as scholar-teachers within institutions committed to liberal education. The project's two principle activities are discussed under the following headings: (1) Encountering Campus Cultures:…

  16. Simulating the Effects of Financial Aid Packages on College Student Stopout, Reenrollment Spells, and Graduation Chances

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    DesJardins, Stephen L.; McCall, Brian P.

    2010-01-01

    This study investigates the impact that different financial aid packages have on student stopout, reenrollment, and graduation probabilities. The authors simulate how various financial aid packaging regimes affect the occurrence and timing of these events. Their findings indicate that the number and duration of enrollment and stopout spells affect…

  17. Black Male Graduation Rates in Community Colleges: Do Institutional Characteristics Make a Difference

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    Vasquez Urias, Marissa; Wood, J. Luke

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate Black male graduation rates in public two-year, degree-granting institutions. Specifically, the researchers were interested in determining the influence (if any) of select institutional characteristics (e.g., attendance intensity, degree of urbanization, geographic region, institutional size) on…

  18. Analysis of Graduation Rates for Four-Year Colleges: A Model of Institutional Performance Using IPEDS

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    Fung, Terence Yip-hung

    2010-01-01

    Under the George W. Bush U.S. presidential administration, the federal government pushed for greater accountability among institutions of higher education for educational outcomes. Graduation rate is a key performance indicator of institutional accountability. Previous researchers of student attrition focused primarily on the effects of student…

  19. University of Hawaii at Manoa Graduates with Community College Background. Community Colleges, Academic Year 1979-80.

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    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.

    Data were collected on the number of transfer students from six of Hawaii's community colleges (i.e., Honolulu, Kapiolani, Kauai, Leeward, Maui, and Windward) who earned degrees at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). The data, obtained from UHM's Admissions and Records Office and student enrollment reports, reveal that the number of graduates…

  20. Quantifying Quality: Technical Issues Surrounding "U.S. News and World Report's" Rankings of U.S. Colleges and Graduate Schools.

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    Clarke, Marguerite

    This paper examines two common criticisms of the method that "U.S. News and World Report" used in its annual rankings of the academic quality of colleges and graduate schools. There are constant changes to the formula that make it impossible to interpret yearly shifts in a school's relative ranking in terms of change in its academic quality and…

  1. College of Education Graduate School Students Examine the Advantages of Integrating Research-Based Instructional Theories into Every Day Classroom Instruction

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    Costley, Kevin C.; Tyler, Brenda L.

    2014-01-01

    College of Education students are always interested in the purpose and use of educational theories and what theories can be used to aid in classroom instruction and learning. This article contains written dialogues from of university educational graduate students elaborating on their personal perceptions of the usefulness of theories in public…

  2. Beating the Odds: How Thirteen NYC Schools Bring Low-Performing 9th-Graders to Timely Graduation and College Enrollment

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    Ascher, Carol; Maguire, Cindy

    2011-01-01

    This report describes a follow-up qualitative study, conducted in 2006 by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, of a small group of New York City high schools that were "beating the odds" in preparing low-performing 9th-grade students for timely high school graduation and college going. The 13 schools included two long-established…

  3. Palomar College 1999-2000 Vocational Education Employer Study. Study Two in Series Two of the Vocational Education Employer Study of Palomar Graduates.

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    Brown, Pamela L.; Barton, Michelle

    This survey, developed by the faculty, program administrators, and Institutional Research and Planning Department of Palomar College in California, addresses employer attitudes regarding their experiences with Palomar graduates. The survey items range from open-ended questions to requests for agreement with a particular statement. Palomar…

  4. An Analysis of the Comparability of Teacher Salaries to the Earnings of Other College Graduates in the Southeast. 1987 Update. Research Report 07-010.

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    Bird, Ronald

    Based on data compiled from the latest U.S. Census "Survey of Income and Employment" (March 1987), this report compares the average annual earnings of teachers to the average annual earnings of college graduates in full-time, salaried, non-teaching positions in the six states served by the Southeastern Educational Improvement Laboratory. This…

  5. An Analysis of the Comparability of Teacher Salaries to the Earnings of Other College Graduates in the Southeast: 1989 Update. Research Report.

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    Haenn, Joseph F.; Bird, Ronald E.

    Based on data compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau "Current Population Survey" (March 1989), this report compares the average annual earnings of teachers to the average annual earnings of college graduates in full-time, salaried, nonteaching positions in six states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In…

  6. "High Schools That Work" Follow-Up Study of 2004 High School Graduates: Transitioning to College and Careers from a "High Schools That Work" High School. Research Brief

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    Bottoms, Gene; Young, Marna; Uhn, John

    2006-01-01

    The primary objective of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") is to help schools improve so more students can reach their full potential. The "HSTW" Follow-up Study of 2004 Graduates is one measure that gauges how well schools have prepared their students for college and careers. Students' reflections on…

  7. Program Description: A National Program of the Association of American Colleges and Universities & the Council of Graduate Schools. Preparing Future Faculty.

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    Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

    This report provides an overview of the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program, initiated in 1994 to bring together clusters of colleges and universities in planning programs that introduce graduate students to faculty life in a variety of campus environments. PFF is especially designed to bring together research universities and the nearby…

  8. Recruiting Trends 1987-88. A Study of 1,019 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Information on job market trends for 1987-1988 college graduates is presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 1,019 employers from business, industry, government, and…

  9. What Graduate Students Want to Know about Community Colleges, Part 2

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    Jenkins, Rob

    2012-01-01

    Facing a cutthroat academic job market, many doctoral students are now willing to explore the possibility of a community-college career. And they have many questions. In Part 1 of this series, the author focused on the hiring process at two-year colleges and answered some common questions like "Do I have to have a Ph.D. to teach in that sector?"…

  10. Fertility patterns of college graduates by field of study, U.S. women born 1960--79

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    Michelmore, Katherine; Musick, Kelly

    2013-01-01

    Building on recent European studies, we used the Survey of Income and Program Participation to provide the first analysis of fertility differences between groups of U.S. college graduates by their undergraduate field of study. We used multilevel event-history models to investigate possible institutional and selection mechanisms linking field of study to delayed fertility and childlessness. The results are consistent with those found for Europe in showing an overall difference of 10 percentage points between levels of childlessness across fields, with the lowest levels occurring for women in health and education, intermediate levels for women in science and technology, and the highest levels for women in arts and social sciences. The mediating roles of the following field characteristics were assessed: motherhood employment penalties; percentage of men; family attitudes; and marriage patterns. Childlessness was higher among women in fields with a moderate representation of men, less traditional family attitudes, and late age at first marriage. PMID:24266547

  11. Medical student in the family health strategy on the first years of college: perception of graduates.

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    Ricardo, Maria Paula Ferreira; Marin, Maria José Sanches; Otani, Marcia Aparecida Padovan; Marin, Marina Sanches

    2014-12-01

    There is a lack of knowledge about the effective value of the experience gained by medical students who participate in the Family Health Strategy (Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF)) during the early stages of their medical training. This teaching strategy is based on learning by experiencing the problems that exist in real life. This study proposed to understand the value of this teaching strategy from the viewpoint of the students who had participated, after their graduation. The method adopted was a qualitative study conducted through interviews with students who graduated in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. The data analysis used the hermeneutic dialectic technique as its model. The graduates considered that this experience enabled them to understand the organization and functioning of the health service and the context of the daily life of the users. This experience facilitated the doctor patient relationship, the development of clinical reasoning and the bond with the user. However the students emphasized that a lack of maturity prevented them gaining a higher level of benefit from the experience. Therefore, although the structure of the course is permeated by advances and challenges, it was concluded that this experience contributed to the student's learning of certain essential elements of medical training. PMID:25830753

  12. Graduating to a Job

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    MOSAIC, 1976

    1976-01-01

    Recent studies indicate that industries desire college graduates who are able to perform scientific technical skills. As a result, colleges are attempting to produce graduates with a hybrid course of study emphasizing skills and traditional theories. Programs in chemistry, ecology, urban planning, and science technology have been developed…

  13. Problems in Graduate Education...

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    Whaley, W. Gordon

    The Commission on Graduate Education of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges has assembled in this booklet the nature of the fundamental problems of graduate education accompanied by recommendations for action. Nine areas of concern include redesigning graduate education for the twentieth century, distinguishing…

  14. Can I Graduate from College?: The Influence of Ethnic Identity, Ethnicity, Academic Self-Efficacy and Optimism on College Adjustment among Community College Students

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    Patterson, Deanna

    2011-01-01

    Deficits in college success rates have prompted several explanatory theories and identification of factors that can remediate these deficits. In particular, there has been an examination of dispositional factors that dictate college student adjustment and subsequent success in academic settings. The study examined the relationship between…

  15. Comparison of performance of students in an accelerated baccalaureate nursing program for college graduates and a traditional nursing program.

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    McDonald, W K

    1995-03-01

    Currently, many schools of nursing across the country have implemented various models of post-baccalaureate nursing education. There has been minimal published evaluation of this type of nursing education. In September 1989, a large urban university in the Midwest instituted a baccalaureate program for non-nurse college graduates. After completion of prerequisite science and other liberal arts courses, students complete the nursing program within a 13-month period. This study compared the performance, measured by Schwirian's 6-Dimension Scale (1978), and academic achievement of students in the accelerated nursing program for students with college degrees (N = 27) and students in a traditional nursing program (N = 29). Data also were collected on selected demographic variables. Findings indicated significant differences between the groups. Students in the accelerated group scored higher on nursing performance and passing rate on state board examination. The traditional group reported significantly more hours worked and less hours studied. There were no significant differences between the groups in terms of age, gender, and grade point average. PMID:7745475

  16. The Endicott Report. Trends in Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry 1975. Twenty-Ninth Annual Report. A Survey of 160 Well-Known Business and Industrial Concerns.

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    Endicott, Frank S.

    A total of 160 companies supplied information for the 29th annual report regarding the employment of college graduates in business. Most are large or medium-size corporations that regularly recruit college men and women. A total of 31 percent of these companies plan to contact fewer colleges in 1975, but 29 percent will contact more schools. The…

  17. A SUMMARY OF STUDIES IN ACHIEVEMENT OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES IN COLLEGE.

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    MCCLELLAND, JOHN B.

    TWENTY-SEVEN STUDIES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH ON THE APPROPRIATENESS OF HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS GOING ON TO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES. MOST OF THE STUDIES INVOLVED STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE TREATMENT. THE STUDIES ARE ORGANIZED INTO SECTIONS--(1) COMPREHENSIVE, (2) ACHIEVEMENT IN LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES, (3)…

  18. Graduating from College: The Impossible Dream for Most First-Generation Students

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    Sanacore, Joseph; Palumbo, Anthony

    2016-01-01

    Some colleges engage in unethical practices to balance their budgets, such as accepting "marginal" students who qualify for loans and government-backed financial aid but not providing these students with the services and programs they need to achieve success. Too many low-income students who are often first-generation students find…

  19. Salaries of Recent Male and Female College Graduates: Educational and Labor Market Effects.

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    Joy, Lois

    2003-01-01

    Estimating salary regressions on data from the 1993-94 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study showed that gender differences in total college credits accounted for more of the male-female salary gap than majors, grades, or institutions. Gender differences in job sector, industry, and hours worked had the largest effect on the gap. However, as…

  20. Graduate Teaching-Assistant Development in College and University Instructional Physical Activity Programs

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    Russell, Jared A.

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this article is to provide readers with a current model for instructor development and support within a college or university instructional physical activity program (C/UIPAP). First, a brief description of Auburn University's C/UIPAP is given to provide context. Second, the author outlines four key phases of instructor development:…

  1. Toward Full Participation in Management Consulting Practice: Experiences of Recent College Graduates

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    Chao, Chia-an

    2005-01-01

    Purpose - This study seeks to understand the college-to-work transition process from the perspectives of a group of new management consultants. Design/methodology/approach - This study focuses on the experience of a group of management consultants, how they construct meaning in their work, and the workplace itself. Participants in this study…

  2. Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Schneider, Mark; Carey, Kevin

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has called for the United States to reclaim its position as the nation with the highest concentration of adults with postsecondary degrees in the world. Given the changing demographics of the United States, this target cannot be achieved without increasing the rate at which Hispanic students obtain a college degree. In this…

  3. Minority Graduates' Perceptions on National Council Licensure Examination at a Historically Black College and University

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    Tolson, Danita

    2013-01-01

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are institutions developed to educate minority students. Several HBCUs expanded and opened nursing programs to educate more minority nurses in the nursing profession. The challenge of HBCUs is to consistently meet the Board of Nursing requirements; this warranted further exploration of reasons…

  4. Voices of Early College High School Graduates in Texas: A Narrative Study

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    Woodcock, JoDee Baker; Olson Beal, Heather K.

    2013-01-01

    School districts across the U.S. are experimenting with various reforms in an attempt to bridge the gap between secondary and postsecondary education and create greater access to postsecondary education for all students. One such reform initiative is the Early College High School (ECHS) model, which allows high school students to earn a diploma…

  5. A Transition-to-College Course for Adult Learners: Effects on GPA and Time to Graduation

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    Collins, Pamela J.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to help fill the knowledge gap on stand-alone transition-to-college courses for adult students in an institutional setting where such courses have been extensively utilized via different delivery mediums. The ultimate goal was to use the knowledge obtained to aid personnel who work with nontraditional degree programs…

  6. Length of Time Required to Graduate for Community College Students Transferring to Senior Institutions.

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    Glass, Jr., J. Conrad; Bunn, Catherine E.

    1998-01-01

    Attempts to answer questions concerning academic success, as measured by time-to-degree, of community college students who transfer to senior institutions. Discusses barriers students encounter, the impact of personal characteristics on adjustment, the use of student support services to overcome those barriers, and the extent of integration into…

  7. NCLEX-RN Examination Performance by BSN Graduates of Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    Chesney, Anita M.

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative multiple-case study research explored and described differences as well as NCLEX-RN preparation strategies used by Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baccalaureate nursing programs with consistent NCLEX pass rates versus those with inconsistent pass rates. Two of the four selected programs had a history of consistent…

  8. FY2008-FY2013 SDPBC High School Graduates College Matriculation Summary. Memorandum

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    Howard, Mark

    2014-01-01

    The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is an independent organization that tracks the postsecondary enrollment and success of students in more than 3,300 colleges and universities nationwide. The School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) has contracted with the NSC to provide data on their students to better understand postsecondary patterns…

  9. Student Engagement and Institutional Graduation Rates: Identifying High-Impact Educational Practices for Community Colleges

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    Price, Derek V.; Tovar, Esau

    2014-01-01

    Philanthropists, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners are increasingly focused on a college completion crisis in the United States. Collectively and independently, they have called for increasing the number of adults with postsecondary certificates and degrees as a national imperative. Using the 2007 administration of the Community College…

  10. Attitudes of College Graduates, Faculty, and Human Resource Managers Regarding the Importance of Skills Acquired in College and Needed for Job Performance and Career Advancement Potential in the Retail Sector

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    Heimler, Ronald

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to empirically examine college graduate, faculty, and human resource manager descriptions of needed, received, and further training in eight employability dimensions of literacy and numeracy, critical thinking, management, leadership, interpersonal, information technology, systems thinking skills, and work ethic…

  11. Supervisor's Evaluation of l978-l978, l980-l98l and l98l-l982 Graduates at the Ohio State University's College of Education Teacher Certification Program. Follow-Up Project 1983.

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    Holcomb, Zelda J.; Loadman, William E.

    Student teacher supervisors were surveyed to obtain their ratings of graduates from the College of Education at Ohio State University. Three sample years (l978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82) were chosen. The questionnaire dealt with: (1) whether or not the graduate was still being supervised by the individual completing the questionnaire; (2) how long the…

  12. Research jobs for recent college graduates: A comparison between traditional lab technician positions and NIH’s postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship.

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    Herbert, J. Taylor

    2003-01-01

    The features that distinguish the Postbaccalaureate IRTA experience from a normal lab tech job are the enhanced educational opportunities, greater independence, more organized social outlets and networking opportunities, life in the DC Metro area, and the NIH itself. Also, research experience looks great on a CV when applying for research jobs or graduate schools, and the NIH name and Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship are impressive to potential employers and admissions committees. On the other hand, lab tech jobs often require fewer commitments outside of a normal 9-to-5 work day and usually have better pay and benefits than the Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship. In addition, working at a specific university often carries the benefit of being closer to one’s family, friends, and/or significant others. Someone who does not like cities can choose to work at a university that has ready access to the beach, mountains, or regions of the country that are more personally appealing than the Washington, DC, area. Lab tech jobs also usually require at least a two year commitment, whereas the Postbac IRTA fellowship is generally a one year commitment (possibly two). Regardless of which option you choose, you should be active in searching for a job that lets you fulfill the goals you set for yourself in the years between graduating and starting graduate or medical school. Whether those goals are to publish, get experience, save money, or just enjoy yourself, with careful questioning and circumspection, you should be able to maximize the possibility that you will meet your goals. PMID:23741203

  13. Research jobs for recent college graduates: A comparison between traditional lab technician positions and NIH's postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship.

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    Herbert, J Taylor

    2003-01-01

    The features that distinguish the Postbaccalaureate IRTA experience from a normal lab tech job are the enhanced educational opportunities, greater independence, more organized social outlets and networking opportunities, life in the DC Metro area, and the NIH itself. Also, research experience looks great on a CV when applying for research jobs or graduate schools, and the NIH name and Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship are impressive to potential employers and admissions committees. On the other hand, lab tech jobs often require fewer commitments outside of a normal 9-to-5 work day and usually have better pay and benefits than the Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship. In addition, working at a specific university often carries the benefit of being closer to one's family, friends, and/or significant others. Someone who does not like cities can choose to work at a university that has ready access to the beach, mountains, or regions of the country that are more personally appealing than the Washington, DC, area. Lab tech jobs also usually require at least a two year commitment, whereas the Postbac IRTA fellowship is generally a one year commitment (possibly two). Regardless of which option you choose, you should be active in searching for a job that lets you fulfill the goals you set for yourself in the years between graduating and starting graduate or medical school. Whether those goals are to publish, get experience, save money, or just enjoy yourself, with careful questioning and circumspection, you should be able to maximize the possibility that you will meet your goals. PMID:23741203

  14. Teaching, leadership, scholarly productivity, and level of activity in the chiropractic profession: a study of graduates of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic radiology residency program

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    Young, Kenneth J.; Siordia, Lawrence

    2012-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to track the graduates of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) radiology residency program, review their scholarly productivity, and report those involved in teaching and leadership positions. Methods Former LACC residents’ career information was identified through publicly available electronic documents including Web sites and social media. PubMed and the Index to Chiropractic Literature databases were searched for chiropractic graduate job surveys, and proportional comparisons were made between the career paths of LACC radiology residency graduates and those of non–residency-trained chiropractors. Results Of 47 former LACC residents, 28 (60%) have or previously had careers in tertiary (chiropractic) education; and 12 (26%) have attained a department chair position or higher at tertiary teaching institutions. Twenty-two (47%) have or previously had private radiology practices, whereas 11 (23%) have or previously had clinical chiropractic practices. Often, residency graduates hold or have held 2 of these positions at once; and one, all 3. Chapters or books were authored by 13 (28%). Conclusion Radiology residency LACC graduates are professionally active, particularly in education, and demonstrate scholarly productivity. PMID:23966885

  15. Specialization training in Malawi: a qualitative study on the perspectives of medical students graduating from the University of Malawi College of Medicine

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    2014-01-01

    Background There is a critical shortage of healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa, and Malawi has one of the lowest physician densities in the region. One of the reasons for this shortage is inadequate retention of medical school graduates, partly due to the desire for specialization training. The University of Malawi College of Medicine has developed specialty training programs, but medical school graduates continue to report a desire to leave the country for specialization training. To understand this desire, we studied medical students’ perspectives on specialization training in Malawi. Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews of medical students in the final year of their degree program. We developed an interview guide through an iterative process, and recorded and transcribed all interviews for analysis. Two independent coders coded the manuscripts and assessed inter-coder reliability, and the authors used an “editing approach” to qualitative analysis to identify and categorize themes relating to the research aim. The University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board and the University of Malawi College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee approved this study and authors obtained written informed consent from all participants. Results We interviewed 21 medical students. All students reported a desire for specialization training, with 12 (57%) students interested in specialties not currently offered in Malawi. Students discussed reasons for pursuing specialization training, impressions of specialization training in Malawi, reasons for staying or leaving Malawi to pursue specialization training and recommendations to improve training. Conclusions Graduating medical students in Malawi have mixed views of specialization training in their own country and still desire to leave Malawi to pursue further training. Training institutions in sub-Saharan Africa need to understand the needs of the country’s healthcare workforce and the needs of their

  16. Graduation Hazards and Surviving College: A Descriptive Study of the Longitudinal Nature of Low-Income, First Generation, and Minority Student Enrollment and Graduation

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    Novak, Heather

    2012-01-01

    There are ambitious institutional and national goals that aspire to improve the six year graduation rate for undergraduate students. An important element of increasing the overall rate lies in decreasing the educational attainment gaps for low-income, first generation, and other historically underserved students. Comprehensive theoretical…

  17. The Endicott Report. Trends in the Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry, 1980. Thirty-Fourth Annual Report. A Survey of 170 Well-known Business and Industrial Concerns.

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    Endicott, Frank S.

    The 34th annual survey of policy and practice in the employment of college and university graduates in business and industry reports responses received from 170 companies. Surveys were returned during October and November 1979. The major purpose of the report is to supply information of interest to colleges and universities as well as employers.…

  18. Standing, Being and Positioning: A Qualitative Study of the Academic, Social and Cultural Experiences of Graduates of a College Preparation Program during Their First Year of College

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    Young, Lydia Rose Lea

    2011-01-01

    Evidence suggests that college preparation programs successfully support students through college preparation and application process. However, most research into college preparation programs does not attend to students' collegiate experiences once they leave college preparation programs. This dissertation explored the long-term influence of Small…

  19. Good fit or chilly climate: An exploration of the persistence experiences of African-American women graduates of predominantly White college science programs

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    Justin-Johnson, Carolyn

    This qualitative study explored the persistence experiences of African-American women science graduates of a predominantly White institution (PWI). The purpose of the study was to promote a holistic understanding---complementing findings from quantitative studies---of how African-American women give meaning to their collegiate experiences. Eight recent graduates of two college science programs (biological sciences and chemistry) were selected to participate in the study because of their willingness to answer interview questions related to sensitive issues about their experiences. Data analysis included coding transcripts, creating a codebook, memo writing, and constructing a model single-case event-flow network and a conceptually clustered matrix. Participants in the study shared a common viewpoint about the unwelcoming and non-supportive environment that they navigated to persist to graduation. Specifically, they identified a combination of (1) non-supportive mechanisms that could have been deterrents to their persistence and (2) supportive mechanisms that were instrumental in helping them to cope with negative experiences on campus that made them feel "uncomfortable" and alienated as one of the few African-American women in science classes. Findings in this study suggest that it is imperative for predominantly White institutions to organize reform efforts around creating more welcoming and inclusive campus environments, especially in the sciences, for African-American women---thus promoting satisfying college experiences that lead to degree and career attainment.

  20. Logit Analysis of Graduate Student Retention and Graduation.

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    Ott, Mary Diederich; Markewich, Theodore S.

    Logit analysis coupled with the BMDP4F computer program (Brown, 1983) was used to derive an appropriate model for the study of student retention and graduation. The model was then applied to graduate student retention and graduation data from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Logit analysis is a method of determining what effects…

  1. Beyond Student Right-to-Know Data: Factors That Can Explain Community College Graduation Rates. CCRC Brief Number 29

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    Bailey, Thomas; Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Jenkins, Davis; Leinbach, Timothy; Kienzl, Gregory

    2005-01-01

    Policymakers, educators, and researchers recognize the importance of community colleges as open door institutions that provide a wide range of students with access to college. At the same time, competing demands for the state funds that would support community colleges have resulted in reduced public allocations and higher student tuition fees.…

  2. A Comparison of Accelerated and Non-Accelerated Students and the Effect on Graduation at a Midwestern Rural Community College

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    Schmit, Michelle Sams

    2011-01-01

    Accelerated programs, also referred to as dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment, provide an opportunity for high school students to earn both high school and college credit by enrolling in specified college courses. These programs provide high school students with the opportunity to experience the college atmosphere, get an early start on…

  3. California Community Colleges: The Chancellor's Office Should Collect Additional Funds for Questionable Training Agreements.

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    California State Office of the Auditor General, Sacramento.

    This audit report addresses the issue of state funds for community college training courses that should be recovered from several California community colleges. These colleges did not meet the minimum conditions necessary to qualify their training courses for apportionment funding. The report reveals that the Chancellor's Office has only partially…

  4. Accelerating College Readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's Innovator Early Colleges

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    Le, Cecilia; Frankfort, Jill

    2011-01-01

    More than 200 early college high schools serving 50,000 students have opened across the United States since 2002--and they are achieving results. Eighty-six percent of early college graduates enroll in college immediately after high school, compared with two-thirds of high school graduates nationwide. Of the 3,000 early college graduates in 2009,…

  5. Relations among Parental Alcoholism, Eating Disorders, and Substance Abuse in Nonclinical College Women: Additional Evidence against the Uniformity Myth.

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    Mintz, Laurie B.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    The relationship of parental alcoholism to eating disorder symptomology and substance abuse in a nonclinical sample of college women was examined. In addition, differences among adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) related to level of distress concerning parental alcohol use was examined. Results add additional evidence to the notion that not all…

  6. The Forgotten Summer: Does the Offer of College Counseling after High School Mitigate Summer Melt among College-Intending, Low-Income High School Graduates?

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C.; Schooley, Korynn

    2014-01-01

    Despite decades of policy intervention to increase college entry and success among low-income students, considerable gaps by socioeconomic status remain. To date, policymakers have overlooked the summer after high school as an important time period in students' transition to college, yet recent research documents high rates of summer…

  7. Top Gap Closers: Some Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities Have Made Good Progress in Closing Graduation-Rate Gaps. College Results Online

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    Engle, Jennifer; Theokas, Christina

    2010-01-01

    Nearly all high school seniors today aspire to pursue higher education because they know that a college degree offers them the best opportunity to realize the American Dream. Indeed, college-going rates are up considerably for all students over the last 30 years. At the same time, however, racial gaps in degree attainment actually have grown, even…

  8. The Long-Term Effects of College Diversity Experiences: Well-Being and Social Concerns 13 Years after Graduation

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    Bowman, Nicholas A.; Brandenberger, Jay W.; Hill, Patrick L.; Lapsley, Daniel K.

    2011-01-01

    Many college administrators and researchers assert that diversity interactions are critical for preparing young adults for a diverse society, but very little research has examined the long-term impact of these experiences. This study examines a longitudinal sample of college students (n = 416) who were followed into their mid-30s. Structural…

  9. Building a Better Student Developing Critical Thinking and Writing in the Community College from Freshman Semester to Graduation

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    Varelas, Antonios; Wolfe, Kate S.; Ialongo, Ernest

    2015-01-01

    Students often enter community college with little proficiency in writing. The authors of this paper share a series of writing assignments designed to help students develop writing and critical thinking abilities throughout their community college experience. The first is a series of relatively low-stakes exercises aimed at helping beginning…

  10. 2010 Community College Futures Assembly Focus: Effective Leadership-Addressing the Graduation Challenge in the 21st Century

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    Campbell, Dale F.; Yu, Hongwei

    2010-01-01

    The Community College Futures Assembly has served as a national independent policy think tank since 1995. Its purpose is to articulate the critical issues facing American community colleges and recognize innovative programs. Convening annually in January in Orlando, Florida, the Assembly provides an interactive learning environment where tough…

  11. Transfer and Graduation Rates for Black and White Prince George's Community College Students. Research Brief RB92-2.

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    Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.

    All public institutions in the state of Maryland must submit a Minority Achievement Action Plan to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) by August 30, 1991. To assist colleges in developing the 5-year goals for minority recruitment and achievement required by the plan, the MHEC distributed data sets on community college student transfer…

  12. Worker Signals among New College Graduates: The Role of Selectivity and GPA. Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 13-190

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    Hershbein, Brad J.

    2013-01-01

    Recent studies have found a large earnings premium to attending a more selective college, but the mechanisms underlying this premium have received little attention and remain unclear. In order to shed light on this question, I develop a multidimensional signaling model relying on college grades and selectivity that rationalizes students' choices…

  13. California's Impending College Graduate Crisis and What Needs to Be Done about It. Policy Brief 10-2

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    Carnoy, Martin

    2010-01-01

    In 2005-06 almost half of the pupils in California's public schools were Latinos, but Latinos only received about 15 percent of the BA degrees awarded by public and private colleges in the state. Texas has a comparable Latino population, but does significantly better than California in getting Latino students through college. The implication of…

  14. Graduate Women's Career Salience, Aspirations, and Involvement.

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    Lentz, Linda P.

    The career salience and career involvement of young women 1 year after graduation were assessed. Respondents attended nine coeducational colleges and six women's colleges located in the U.S. northeast. It was found that graduates of very selective women's colleges had a higher career salience rating on the Life Style Index than did their…

  15. Big Gaps, Small Gaps: Some Colleges and Universities Do Better than Others in Graduating African-American Students. College Results Online

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    Lynch, Mamie; Engle, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    In this brief, the authors share what they are learning from looking beneath the averages. They identify public and private four-year institutions that appear to serve their black and white students equally well--that is, where both groups graduate at similar rates. They also identify public and private institutions that have a lot of work to do…

  16. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022. Louisiana

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The 7th edition of this publication provides updated projections of high school graduates for each year and each state (plus the District of Columbia) through 2022. The profile breaks down the projections by major racial and ethnic groups: (1) American Indian/Alaska Native; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Black, non-Hispanic; (4) Hispanic; and (5)…

  17. It's Tough out There for New Ph.D.'s, but Some Colleges Give Graduates a Leg up

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    Roberts, Lee

    2009-01-01

    Todd Wolfson just finished graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, and already he's landed a tenure-track teaching job in journalism and media studies at Rutgers University. One might think he's the embodiment of the academic dream, in which the struggle to earn a Ph.D. has long provided an entree to a fulfilling academic career. But…

  18. A Survey of the Perceptions of College Women Physical Educators Concerning Changes in Departmental Structure, Job Satisfaction and Graduate Work.

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    Oyster, Nancy

    This study reflects the feelings and impressions of women physical education teachers in 1975 at a time when many departments were in the process of merging. At that time few of the women held major administrative positions. Most women taught, published, and foresaw future graduate work in the areas of teacher preparation and curriculum. Only…

  19. Socioeconomic Characteristics and Motivations for Entering a Medical College--Differences between Graduate and Undergraduate Saudi Medical Students

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    AL-Jahdali, Hamdan; Alqarni, Turki; AL-Jahdali, Sarah; Baharoon, Salim A.; AL-Harbi, Abdullah S.; Binsalih, Salih A.; Alshimemeri, Abdulah; Al Sayyari, Abdullah A.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the reasons for and the factors associated with deciding to enter a medical school in our graduate and undergraduate medical students and whether differ between the two groups. Method: This is a cross-sectional study. The survey we developed to investigate demographic and socioeconomic data and…

  20. Social Issues and Education: Commentary on the Use of Freirian, Hortonian and Boalian Pedagogies in a Graduate College Classroom

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    Sanders, Michael

    2004-01-01

    My purpose for writing this commentary is to reflect on how one teacher attempted to utilize the philosophies and practices of Paolo Freire, Augusto Boal, and Myles Horton in a graduate level, educational foundations classroom. I take as my premise the view that pedagogical practice is political and that the processes of studying and changing…

  1. The Effectiveness of Traditional Admissions Criteria in Predicting College and Graduate Success for American and International Students

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    Fu, Yanfei

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the effectiveness of traditional admissions criteria, including prior GPA, SAT, GRE, and TOEFL in predicting undergraduate and graduate academic success for American and international students at a large public university in the southwestern United States. Included are the admissions and enrollment data for 25,017 undergraduate…

  2. Knocking at the College Door Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022. Hawaii

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The 7th edition of this publication provides updated projections of high school graduates for each year and each state (plus the District of Columbia) through 2022. The profile breaks down the projections by major racial and ethnic groups: (1) American Indian/Alaska Native; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Black, non-Hispanic; (4) Hispanic; and (5)…

  3. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022. Alaska

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The 7th edition of this publication provides updated projections of high school graduates for each year and each state (plus the District of Columbia) through 2022. The profile breaks down the projections by major racial and ethnic groups: (1) American Indian/Alaska Native; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Black, non-Hispanic; (4) Hispanic; and (5)…

  4. Community Schools--Results that Turn around Failing Schools: Test Scores, Attendance, Graduation and College-Going Rates

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    Coalition for Community Schools, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Great strides have been made by community school initiatives across the nation in their efforts to impact student achievement, attendance, student engagement, graduation rates, parent involvement and more. Data on community schools is growing and the authors encourage readers to review research reports and syntheses on results. The results…

  5. The Role of Leadership in Native American Student Persistence and Graduation: A Case Study of One Tribal College

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    Williams, Roderica D.

    2011-01-01

    Literature verifies that Native American students are not graduating at a comparable rate as students from other ethnic groups. Furthermore, studies that focus solely on the persistence and completion rates for Native American students are fewer than for students who identify with other racial/ethnic groups. This research explored the inner…

  6. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022. Oklahoma

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The 7th edition of this publication provides updated projections of high school graduates for each year and each state (plus the District of Columbia) through 2022. The profile breaks down the projections by major racial and ethnic groups: (1) American Indian/Alaska Native; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Black, non-Hispanic; (4) Hispanic; and (5)…

  7. Considerations of Additional Stressors and Developmental Issues for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students

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    Zubernis, Lynn; Snyder, Matthew

    2007-01-01

    At some point every college freshman asks "Am I okay?" or "Am I normal?" Helping students answer this question is a familiar part of college counseling. However, this task becomes more complicated when students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT), or questioning their sexuality seek counseling. The universal issues which all college…

  8. College Completion: Additional Efforts Could Help Education with Its Completion Goals. Report to Congressional Requesters.

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    Ashby, Cornelia M.

    Because of concerns that not enough students who start college are completing a bachelor's degree, and in response to a Congressional request, the General Accounting Office (GAO) examined the extent to which students who enroll in a 4-year college complete a bachelor's degree and the factors that affect completion. The study also investigated what…

  9. Graduation and Persistence Rates: University of Hawaii Community Colleges, Fall 1987-Fall 1995 Cohorts. A Summary of Selected Data from the NCHEMS/University of Hawaii System Longitudinal Database Project. Special Report.

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    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Institutional Research Office.

    This report details graduation and persistence rates for degree-seeking students at the seven University of Hawaii Community Colleges (UHCC) from Fall 1987-Fall 1995. The data are from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems/University of Hawaii System Longitudinal Database Project. The report focuses on full-time and part-time…

  10. An Exploration of How U.S. Army Officers Attending the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Decide Whether or Not to Attend Graduate School: A Qualitative Case Study

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    Vance, Charles David

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative case study explored how U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) students decided whether or not to attend graduate school. The focus was on how U.S. Army students made their decision. The purpose of the study was to illuminate the issues related to this decision in adult development, adult learning, career decision…

  11. Additives

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    Smalheer, C. V.

    1973-01-01

    The chemistry of lubricant additives is discussed to show what the additives are chemically and what functions they perform in the lubrication of various kinds of equipment. Current theories regarding the mode of action of lubricant additives are presented. The additive groups discussed include the following: (1) detergents and dispersants, (2) corrosion inhibitors, (3) antioxidants, (4) viscosity index improvers, (5) pour point depressants, and (6) antifouling agents.

  12. What Good Is College? The Economics of College Attendance

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    Covaleskie, John F.

    2014-01-01

    Until relatively recently, college was for only the few, and only loosely related to economic success. College graduates have always done economically better, on average, than those who did not graduate from college, but that was mostly because only the well-to-do could afford college. Few attended college in the hope of economic advancement in…

  13. Financing U.S. Graduate Medical Education: A Policy Position Paper of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.

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    Butkus, Renee; Lane, Susan; Steinmann, Alwin F; Caverzagie, Kelly J; Tape, Thomas G; Hingle, Susan T; Moyer, Darilyn V

    2016-07-19

    In this position paper, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians examine the state of graduate medical education (GME) financing in the United States and recent proposals to reform GME funding. They make a series of recommendations to reform the current funding system to better align GME with the needs of the nation's health care workforce. These recommendations include using Medicare GME funds to meet policy goals and to ensure an adequate supply of physicians, a proper specialty mix, and appropriate training sites; spreading the costs of financing GME across the health care system; evaluating the true cost of training a resident and establishing a single per-resident amount; increasing transparency and innovation; and ensuring that primary care residents receive training in well-functioning ambulatory settings that are financially supported for their training roles. PMID:27135592

  14. Native American College Student Persistence

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    Mosholder, Richard; Goslin, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Native American students are the most likely racial/ethnic group tracked in post-secondary American education to be affected by poverty and limited access to educational opportunities. In addition, they are the most likely to be required to take remedial course work and are the least likely to graduate from college. A review of the literature was…

  15. College Choice among African-American Graduates of the Chicago Public Schools: Is There a Benefit to Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

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    Proger, Amy R.

    2013-01-01

    One of the most pressing problems facing our nation is the large percentage of students who enroll in college but never complete a degree. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that only 57 percent of students who sought a bachelor's degree and enrolled in a four-year institution in the fall of 2002 completed that degree within six years. For…

  16. High School Predictors of College Readiness: Determinants of High School Graduates' Enrollment and Successful Completion of First-Year Mathematics and English College Courses in Virginia

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    Jonas, Deborah; Dougherty, Chrys; Herrera, Angelica Ware; LaTurner, Jason; Garland, Marshall; Ware, Anne

    2012-01-01

    In 2007, the Virginia Board of Education directed the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to study academic indicators that are associated with high school students' successful preparation for college and careers. VDOE then embarked on a multi-year effort to identify available data sources and conduct research on high school indicators that…

  17. 34 CFR 600.55 - Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign graduate medical school is eligible to...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign... Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965,...

  18. 34 CFR 600.55 - Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign graduate medical school is eligible to...

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    2014-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign....55 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT...

  19. 34 CFR 600.55 - Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign graduate medical school is eligible to...

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    2013-07-01

    ... 34 Education 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign....55 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education (Continued) OFFICE OF POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT...

  20. A Trend Analysis of Manufacturing-Related Program Graduates of Community and Technical Colleges: Great Lakes and Plains Regions

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    Eighmy, Myron A.

    2009-01-01

    Manufacturers in the United States are struggling to recruit and hire high-skilled workers needed to maintain productivity and to compete globally. While the total number employed in the manufacturing sector is shrinking, the demand for high-skilled workers has increased. Community and technical colleges have traditionally been an important source…

  1. Losing Ohio's Future: Why College Graduates Flee the Buckeye State and What Might Be Done about It

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    Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Thomas B. Fordham Institute became interested in Ohio's human-talent issues via its work to improve public education. Fordham wanted answers to two related questions: what would it take to excite, attract, and retain more top college students to work in Ohio, and what else would it take to draw them into the field of education? To seek…

  2. Five-Year Trends in Career Program Graduations, 1970-1974. [Prince George's Community College, Maryland]. Report No. 76.

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    Larkin, Paul G.

    During the past five years, alternatives for getting the A.A. degree at Prince George's Community College have expanded greatly. Options have increased particularly in the area of career programs. The present report shows how students are taking advantage of these program alternatives. Growth programs are identified, and program completion…

  3. Being Smart Is Not Enough--Easing the Way on the Long Hard Journey from Urban Poverty to College Graduation

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    Hare, Mark

    2013-01-01

    The RocCity Scholars Program was developed to establish the efficacy of replicating the Rosen Scholars Program (ERIC #ED451789). Both programs were offered in inner-city environments, (New York City and Rochester) and both targeted the same under-served populations: college-bound academic achievers who were culturally, socially and financially…

  4. Using Immersive Healthcare Simulation for Physiology Education: Initial Experience in High School, College, and Graduate School Curricula

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    Oriol, Nancy E.; Hayden, Emily M.; Joyal-Mowschenson, Julie; Muret-Wagstaff, Sharon; Faux, Russell; Gordon, James A.

    2011-01-01

    In the natural world, learning emerges from the joy of play, experimentation, and inquiry as part of everyday life. However, this kind of informal learning is often difficult to integrate within structured educational curricula. This report describes an educational program that embeds naturalistic learning into formal high school, college, and…

  5. AN ANALYSIS OF SELECTED FACTORS RELEVANT TO THE EMPLOYMENT STATUS IN BUSINESS OFFICES OF MARRIED WOMEN COLLEGE GRADUATES.

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    BECK, ESTHER LILY

    AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS THAT HINDERED OR IMPEDED THE OCCUPATIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF COLLEGE WOMEN WERE GROUPED AROUND THE FOUR AREAS OF PERSONAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS, CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITIONS HELD BY THE WOMEN, BUSINESS POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF EMPLOYING FIRMS, AND POINTS OF VIEW EXPRESSED BY THE WOMEN ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES. DATA…

  6. University Students and the Employment Market--A Profile of Present Graduates from University College, Nairobi. Staff Paper No. 74.

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    Rastad, Svein-Erik

    There are various assumptions underlying the University Tracer Project at the University College, Nairobi, Africa: (1) that there is a relationship between subjects studied in university and the employment sought and found; (2) that this relationship will increase as competition for jobs increases; (3) that this relationship is sufficiently…

  7. Sharing Our Teachers: The Required Graduate Class at the American Museum of Natural History for Lehman College (CUNY)

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    Aquino, Adriana E.; Kelly, Angela M.; Bayne, Gillian U.

    2010-01-01

    This reflective study explores the history and outcomes of a teacher education collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Lehman College of The City University of New York (CUNY), in the Bronx, NY, USA. AMNH developed and teaches a Lehman course, Museum Resources for Teaching Science, for Master's degree candidates in…

  8. Degrees of Freedom: Diversifying Math Requirements for College Readiness and Graduation (Report 1 of a 3-Part Series)

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    Burdman, Pamela

    2015-01-01

    Since the mid-20th century, the standard U.S. high school and college math curriculum has been based on two years of algebra and a year of geometry, preparing students to take classes in pre-calculus followed by calculus. Students' math pursuits have been differentiated primarily by how far or how rapidly they proceed along a clearly defined…

  9. Journal Use by Graduate Students as Indicated by Master's Theses Bibliographies at an Urban Commuter College, 1991-2004

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    Sexton, Ellen

    2006-01-01

    Citation analyses were carried out on master's theses in three disciplines: forensic psychology, forensic science, and criminal justice, completed and deposited in the John Jay College Library from 1991 to 2004. The aim was to determine the effect of availability of electronic journals on students' choice of references. The number of journal…

  10. Constrained Curriculum in High Schools: The Changing Math Standards and Student Achievement, High School Graduation and College Continuation

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    Daun-Barnett, Nathan; St. John, Edward P.

    2012-01-01

    Mathematics education is a critical public policy issue in the U.S. and the pressures facing students and schools are compounded by increasing expectations for college attendance after high school. In this study, we examine whether policy efforts to constrain the high school curriculum in terms of course requirements and mandatory exit exams…

  11. Graduate Deans and Graduate Education: A National Study.

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    Lynch, David M.; Bowker, Lee H.

    The responsibility for graduate education and the power and authority structure among graduate deans, college or school deans, departments, and faculty were studied using a sample of 338 schools. Attention was directed to the following concerns: institutional characteristics that are related to the organization and administration of graduate…

  12. The Fiscal Impacts of College Attainment

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    Trostel, Philip A.

    2010-01-01

    This study quantifies one part of the return to U.S. public investment in college education, namely, the fiscal benefits associated with greater college attainment. College graduates pay much more taxes than those not going to college. Government expenditures are also much less for college graduates than for those without a college education.…

  13. Survey of April 1995 Graduates.

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    Monson, Kyle C.

    To evaluate the effectiveness of the programs and services at the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), a survey was conducted of 1,127 students who graduated in April 1995. Study results, based on responses from 34.1% (n=384) of the graduates, included the following: (1) the proportion of females answering the survey was 3% higher that their…

  14. Nursing Alumni Surveys: 2002 Graduates.

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    College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.

    This document reports on outcomes of the College of the Canyons, California, 2002 survey of nursing alumni. Surveys of RN, LVN, and LVN-RN graduates and their employers aimed to assess graduates' satisfaction with the preparation and training they received. Surveys also collected information intended to assess the current position in which the…

  15. 1976 Graduates: A Follow-up Study.

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    Miller, Sarah J.

    A survey of May and December 1976 graduates from Delgado College was conducted to determine how students perceived the college's output in terms of personal and professional development and satisfaction. A total of 238 or 36% of graduates returned a 26-item questionnaire on their characteristics, educational status, employment, and degree of…

  16. Reacting to the American Graduation Initiative

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    Community College Journal, 2009

    2009-01-01

    As part of his quest to help the United States reclaim its status as the world's top producer of college graduates by 2020, on July 14 President Obama introduced the aptly named American Graduation Initiative (AGI). The sweeping proposal would, if approved by Congress, pump an unprecedented $12 billion into the nation's community colleges to help…

  17. Graduates' Work: Organisational Change and Students' Attributes.

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    Harvey, Lee; Moon, Sue; Geall, Vicki; Bower, Ray

    Employer and employee perceptions of the skills and abilities needed by college graduates in a changing workplace were examined through semistructured, in-depth interviews with a sample of 84 strategic managers, 84 college graduates, and 35 nongraduate employees in 91 organizations across England and Scotland that represented a mix of organization…

  18. The Benefits of Acceleration: Graduation Advantages

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    Morrison, Michael C.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of acceleration (dual enrollment) on college graduation. Over 9,200 student records from 1996 to 2006 at North Iowa Area Community College were analyzed in a logistics regression model. Holding all other independent variables constant the odds that an accelerated student graduates compared to a…

  19. WCTC Graduate Follow-Up Report, 2002.

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    Waukesha County Technical Coll., Pewaukee, WI.

    This paper reports on a survey of 2001-02 graduates of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), Wisconsin. The report indicates 1,257 students were awarded Associate's Degrees, technical diplomas, and apprenticeship certificates by WCTC in 2001-02. Of those graduates, 702 (56%) responded to the Graduate Follow-up Survey. Also, 84% of all…

  20. 1980 Graduates: A Survey of Immediate Plans.

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    Staatse, Holly

    In summer 1980, students applying for June or August graduation from Mercer County Community College (MCCC) were surveyed with respect to their immediate post-graduation plans. A total of 611 students received the mailed questionnaire, and 83% responded. Of the 507 responding graduates, 81% indicated plans for employment in fall 1980, and 59%…

  1. Measuring Up: Benchmarking Graduate Retention. IES Report.

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    Tyers, C.; Perryman, S.; Barber, L.

    Retention of college graduates by employers across the United Kingdom was examined. Data were collected through a survey of 362 organizations and interviews with 36 employers and their graduate employees. Most employers were unworried by their levels of graduate retention; two-thirds expected to keep new recruits for the foreseeable future. Rates…

  2. Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report, 1997.

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    Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.

    This report provides data on career and transfer outcomes of 1997 graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). A brief preface explains that surveys were distributed to 1,551 graduates from 1997, with a total response rate of 84.8 percent (n=1,315). Results from the survey indicate that, with small exception, 1997 graduates are…

  3. Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report, 1996.

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    Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.

    This report provides data on the career and transfer outcomes of 1996 graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). A brief foreword indicates that surveys were distributed to 1,669 graduates from 1996, with 82.7% (n=1,381) responding. Next, data on graduate outcomes are presented for the following 27 programs: business…

  4. Interaction and Survival Analysis of Graduation Data

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    Chimka, Justin R.; Lowe, Lauren Holloway

    2008-01-01

    This is the second in a series of articles describing ongoing research that involves studying engineering college student graduation using Cox proportional hazards models. The first article, called "Proportional hazards models of graduation," was based on main effects models of graduation controlling for descriptors such as in-state residence,…

  5. Meandering toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates

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    Bromberg, Marni; Theokas, Christina

    2016-01-01

    Graduation rates have reached an all-time high and postsecondary enrollment rates are steadily rising in this country. However, thousands of those new college students are testing into remedial reading, writing, or math courses because they don't have the foundation to perform at the levels demanded in college classes. Employers, too, report that…

  6. Advisement and Graduation Information System.

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    Harper, Harold; And Others

    This descriptive report outlines Miami-Dade Community College's Advisement and Graduate Information System (AGIS) which, as an on-line computer aid for counseling staff, monitors students' progress in degree attainment. The need for AGIS is discussed first, in terms of: (1) the college's commitment to providing students with adequate information…

  7. Follow-up Methodology: A Comprehensive Study and Evaluation of Academic, Technical and Vocational Del Mar College Graduates from September 1, 1973, Through August 31, 1975, Including Ways, Means, Instruments, Relationships, and Methods of Follow-up. TEX-SIS FOLLOW-UP SC4.

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    Fite, Ronald S.

    This report details the research activities conducted by Del Mar College, as a subcontractor of Project FOLLOW-UP, in the design, development, and implementation of a graduate follow-up system. The activities included questionnaire design, development of manual and computerized record-keeping systems, student-graduate identification, and…

  8. The Performance of First-Year Graduate Students on the Graduate Record Examinations. Graduate Record Examinations Special Report Number 68-2.

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    Marco, Gary L.

    Normative data were obtained on the performance of first-year graduate students on the Aptitude Test and Advanced Tests of the Graduate Record Examinations. The population consisted of students enrolled as full-time graduate students for the first time in the fall of 1964 in a college or university belonging to the Council of Graduate Schools…

  9. Graduation Rate Differences within the VCCS, August 1993.

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    McHewitt, Earl R.

    A statewide retention study conducted in fall 1992 revealed significant differences in graduation rates among Virginia Community College System (VCCS) institutions. To determine factors related to student graduation and differences in graduation rates for VCCS colleges, an analysis was undertaken of the characteristics of fall 1989 entering…

  10. The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm

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    Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Cheah, Ban

    2012-01-01

    The rising cost of college education and high unemployment levels among recent college graduates are raising the question "Is college worth its cost?" in the minds of many Americans. A recent study published by the Associated Press found that one out of every two recent college graduates is jobless or underemployed, suggesting maybe college isn't…

  11. Employment Patterns of Law School Graduates. LSAC Research Report Series.

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    Baker, Joe G.

    This study investigated employment patterns of law school graduates using cross-sectional data from the 1993 National Survey of College Graduates for 3,207 individuals meeting the definition of law school graduates. The results indicate that, overall, law school graduates have high rates of labor force participation, are employed in legal…

  12. Male Basketball Players Continue To Lag in Graduation Rates.

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    Ethier, Marc

    1997-01-01

    In 1996, college athletes in "revenue-producing" sports (basketball and football) graduated at lower rates than other students, while athletes in general graduated at a higher rate than that of other undergraduates. Much of the recent improvement in athlete graduation rates is attributed to women. Data on graduation rates are tabulated by ethnic…

  13. Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1992-93. Research Report Number 1-95.

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    Payne, William H., Jr.

    During fall 1994, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) surveyed employers of the college's recent graduates to evaluate the occupational success of PVCC graduates and the effectiveness of the college's academic programs in preparing graduates for work. Surveys were sent to the employers of 41 graduates from the class of 1992-93 who had…

  14. The Graduate Survey Report: A Survey of 1991-1992 Graduates.

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    Arrowhead Community Coll. Region, Grand Rapids, MN.

    In an effort to measure their students' satisfaction with their college experience, Arrowhead Community College Region (ACCR), in Minnesota, surveyed all 919 students graduating in the 1991-1992 school year. Graduates were asked to evaluate the academic environment and student services they received, to indicate their original educational intent,…

  15. Graduate Employment: An Update Based on the 1989 Graduate Survey. Report RB91-9.

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    Boughan, Karl

    In spring 1990, a survey was conducted of the 1989 graduates of Prince George's Community College's (PGCCs) occupational programs to assess graduates' success in obtaining full-time employment and their ratings of their preparation for employment. The 1990 survey marked the second consecutive year during which the college included indicators…

  16. Job Market Reality for Postsecondary Graduates. Employment Outcome by 1978. Two Years after Graduation.

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    Clark, W.; Zsigmond, Z.

    Based on the 1978 survey of the labor market experiences of 1976 university and college graduates in Canada in the two years after graduation, this report examines the relations and implications of the education-employment nexus for both male and female graduates. Following a review of the background, scope, objectives, audience, methodology and"…

  17. The Hidden Costs of Low Four-Year Graduation Rates

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    Sullivan, Daniel F.

    2010-01-01

    The single most important step colleges and universities--especially public colleges and universities--can take to lower the student and family cost of college attendance is to improve retention, thereby increasing the four-year graduation rate. The author believes that institutions with high rates of retention to graduation have those high rates…

  18. Research and Graduate Education in Pharmacy: Looking Back--Looking Forward

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    Swinyard, Ewart A.

    1977-01-01

    Considered in this review are: research and research funding; graduate education; colleges of pharmacy and research training; clinical pharmacy, research, and graduate programs; communication with practicing pharmacists; quality of graduate students; searches for the ablest scientists; and improved teaching. (LBH)

  19. STEm Minority Graduate Program

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    Nicholas, Kaen E

    2012-09-20

    assisted college graduates in their quest to attain advanced degrees in STEM by providing fellowships. The EAA continued this effort by recruiting and providing fellowships to students who aspired to continue their education at the graduate level. The fellowships provided funding for tuition, fees, books, technology, and stipends to assist with room, board, and living expenses during the academic year and salary, transportation, and living expenses to those students who secured internships with the Department of Energy. Additionally the EAA designed and implemented needed support systems to ensure successful completion of the Masters degree programs, including but not limited to membership in professional associations, attendance at industry and academic conferences, and professional development workshops, and tutorial assistance if needed. This program assisted over 80 students directly and society-at-large by helping to educate and develop future physicists, engineers, biostatisticians, and researchers who will have the necessary skillsets to fill the increasing numbers of positions that require such expertise.

  20. The Graduate Writing Challenge: A Perspective from an Urban Teacher Education Program

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    Abbate-Vaughn, Jorgelina

    2007-01-01

    This article addresses the debate on college literacy achievement by focusing on teacher education students. In addition to acquiring the academic tools for teaching, many of those students might need to remediate their literacy gaps while mastering graduate-level academic writing skills. This study inquired into variables that might help predict…