New Findings: Employment Outcomes of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

jobsThe National Center for Education Statistics has released its initial findings about the employment outcomes of bachelor’s degree recipients roughly four years after they completed their degrees and data on postsecondary tuition, fees, and degrees.

Some of the select findings of the report include:

Employment and enrollment status
  • Eleven percent of 2007-08 bachelor’s degree recipients were combining employment and additional postsecondary enrollment in 2012, some 6% were exclusively enrolled, 69% were exclusively employed, 7% were unemployed (looking for work), and 8% were out of the labor force (not looking for work).
  • Four years after graduation, 83% of graduates who were not enrolled were employed. Of those, about 85% worked in one full-time job, 8% worked in one part-time job, and 8% had multiple jobs.
  • Among graduates who were not enrolled in 2012, some 87% of those who majored in health care fields as undergraduates were employed, and of those 76% worked in one full-time job, 14% in one part-time job, and 10% in multiple jobs.
  • Among graduates who were not enrolled in 2012, some 78% of those who majored in social science fields as undergraduates were employed, and of those 84% worked in one full-time job, 8% in one part-time job, and 8% in multiple jobs
For more information see the NCES.
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