Endicott, Frank S.
Frank Simpson Endicott was born in Mankato, Minnesota, on June 25, 1904, the son of Ira L. and Lillie M. (Simpson) Endicott. He received his B.A. from Cornell College (Iowa) in 1927, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1929 and 1938 respectively. Endicott married Edith J. Franks on July 25, 1931. The couple had two children, Robert Frank and Judith Louise (Mrs. Robert Kuczek).
Endicott was a member of the faculty at New Trier High School, Winnetka, Illinois in 1929-30. From 1930 to 1935 he was director of guidance for the elementary schools, high school and junior college in Eveleth, Minnesota.
In 1935 Endicott joined the faculty of Northwestern University. He served successively as instructor in Education, 1935-37; assistant professor of Education, 1937-48; associate professor of Education, 1948-61; and professor of Education, 1961-72. Concurrent with his teaching responsibilities Endicott served as director of Teacher Placement, 1935-42; and director of University Placement, 1942-72. Upon his retirement in 1972 Endicott became professor emeritus of Education.
Endicott received the Cornell College Alumni Achievement Award in 1971 and the Northwestern University Alumni Merit Award in 1975. He was active in many organizations including the National Institutional Teacher Placement Association (President, 1937); the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (President, 1970-71); the Illinois Association for School, College and University Staffing (President, 1965); the Midwest College Placement Association (President, 1957; Recipient of Distinguished Service Award, 1977); and Phi Delta Kappa.
Endicott was noted especially for the “Endicott Report” (Annual Survey of Jobs for College Graduates), which he prepared for Northwestern University from 1945 to 1977. The “Endicott Report” is a widely quoted forecast of hiring trends and salary levels for college graduates seeking employment in business and industry. Among his other publications were: Guiding Superior and Talented High School Students, 1961; How 300 Companies Hire College Graduates, 1962; How to Plan for College, 1967; A College Student's Guide to Career Planning, 1967; Parents' Guide to Career Planning, 1967; and How to Get the Right Job and Keep It, 1969.