North Carolina State University
2003 Baccalaureate Alumni Survey:
Gender and Racial/Ethnic Comparisons
of Further Education


This document reports survey data on gender and racial/ethnic differences in respondents� assessment of post-baccalaureate education. Survey results for all respondents are provided in 2003 Baccalaureate Alumni Survey: All Respondents. For information about the survey and analysis methods see 2003 Baccalaureate Alumni Survey: Introduction, Methods, and Student Demographic Profile. Exact question wording is available on the web, or by clicking on the "Q" in the table header.


Further Education
   Graduate/professional study status
   Interest in graduate/professional school
   Enrollment status
   Preparation for graduate/professional school


Further Education

Q Current status regarding graduate/professional study

  All Women Men AfAm White Other
Current grad/prof study status 63.9 62.3 65.2 59.9 64.3 61.4
Have not applied (%)
Have applied (%) 4.8 4.3 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.8
Have been accepted (%) 2.2 2.4 2.0 3.5 2.0 4.2
Curr enrolled (%) 15.1 16.2 14.1 20.3 14.4 20.5
Already completed (%) 14.1 14.8 13.6 11.6 14.6 9.0
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Q Interest in graduate professional school (among alumni who have not attended and are not currently enrolled)


Mean Ratings
(Based on a scale where 4=�high interest� 3=�moderate interest�
2=�low interest� and 1=�no interest�)

  All Men Women Af. Am White Other
Level of interest in grad/prof school 2.93 2.90 2.96 3.49 2.87 3.17
Frequency Distributions: Gender/Ethnicity
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Q Current enrollment status

  All Women Men AfAm White Other
Current enrollment status 63.9 68.0 60.0 65.7 62.6 76.5
Full time (%)
Part time (%) 33.2 29.7 36.5 34.3 34.2 20.6
Do not know (%) 2.9 2.3 3.5 0.0 3.2 2.9
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Q Preparation for graduate/professional school (among alumni who are currently enrolled or who have already completed)


Mean Ratings
(Based on a scale where 5='excellent preparation� 4=�good preparation�
3=�average preparation� 2=�fair preparation� and 1=�poor preparation�)

  All Men Women Af. Am White Other
Level of prep for grad/prof school 4.20 4.13 4.28 4.07 4.22 4.00
Frequency Distributions: Gender/Ethnicity
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For more information on the 2003 Baccalaureate Alumni Survey contact:
Dr. Nancy Whelchel, Associate Director for Survey Research
Office of Institutional Planning and Research
Box 7002
Phone: (919) 515-4184

Posted: April, 2003

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