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Digest of Education Statistics: 2007
Digest of Education Statistics: 2007

NCES 2008-022
March 2008


Table A-3. Respondent counts of full-time workers from the Recent College Graduates survey: Selected years, 1976 through 1991
Field of study Number employed full time
1974-75 graduates in May 1976 1979-80 graduates in May 1981 1983-84 graduates in April 1985 1985-86 graduates in April 1987 1989-90 graduates in April 1991
Total respondents (unweighted) 2,464 5,521 6,799 15,024 9,451
Professions 1,840 4,260 3,730 8,987 3,825
Arts and sciences 514 811 2,586 4,869 2,256
Other 110 450 483 1,168 3,370
Newly qualified to teach 1,337 2,469 1,109 2,546 1,966
Not newly qualified to teach 1,127 3,052 5,690 12,478 7,485
Professions 601 1,841 2,809 7,043 2,549
Engineering 80 270 601 915 411
Business and management 290 749 1,532 2,407 1,598
Health 72 252 387 3,106 281
Education1  141 464 146 521 188
Public affairs and services 18 106 143 94 71
Arts and sciences 433 770 2,430 4,369 2,006
Biological sciences 83 116 243 380 179
Physical sciences and mathematics 40 103 1,062 1,782 466
Psychology 64 105 189 366 316
Social sciences 107 252 449 780 813
Humanities 139 194 487 1,061 232
Other 93 441 451 1,066 2,930
Communications 7 73 240 392 217
Miscellaneous 86 368 211 674 2,713
1 Includes those who had not finished all requirements for teaching certification or were previously qualified to teach.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Recent College Graduates (RCG) surveys, 1976, 1981, 1985, 1987, and 1991.