Explaining the Employment Rate of Recent Texas Public University Graduates
ADOLFO G. SANTOS, PH.D. - GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE
The purpose of this research project is to identify the factors that contribute to the employment rate of college graduates. The dependent variable is the college employment rate of recent university graduates from Texas public universities. Three general assumptions are tested. The first states that the location of the institution matters. The second states that the university resources impact employment rates. Lastly, it is assumed that student characteristics contribute to university employment rates. Findings indicate that institutional location has no impact on the employment rate of recent graduates. Furthermore, while certain institutional resources contribute to the university graduate employment rates, it is student characteristics that have the largest impact. Institutions with larger percentages of students with financial need produce the most robust employment rates.