Post Graduation Survey of Recent Undergraduate Alumni

The Post Graduation Survey of Undergraduate Alumni is assembled annually by the Career Development Center in an effort to provide accurate and useful information to students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community about the post-graduation activities of our alumni. We hope that this information will be used to advise current and future students.‌

Most recent ‎2013 Post Grad Survey was published April 2014 and contains data from December 2012 and May and July 2013 undergraduate alumni.

Class of 2014: We want to hear from you!

In August of 2014 we began contacting alumni receiving an undergraduate degree between September 2013 and August 2014. The final report will be available in February 2015.

Class of 2014: Contact methods and participation rates
As of 10/30/2014 (1:00 p.m. CT)SentResponse Rate% of Total Response
Email Invites (8/7/14) 1,290 601 (46.59 %) 96.78 %
Online via Link (10/1/14) 837 20 (2.39 %) 3.22 %
Paper Surveys (10/27/14) 754 0 (0.00 %) 0.00 %
Graduating Class (9/2013 - 8/2014) 1,384 621 (44.87 %) 100 %

View the 2014 Real-Time Preliminary Report as the data comes in (May not yet include all responses submitted via paper.)

View the 2013 report.

2013 Post Graduation Survey

 Responding/ContactedPercentage
College of Arts & Sciences 693/383 55%
Opus College of Business 529/242 46%
School of Education 35/19 54%
School of Engineering 81/45 56%
School of Social Work 12/10 83%

View Class of 2013 summary online
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Download Internship Site listing

What's in the Report

The complete report includes employment and continuing education status, median salary ranges, company of employment, job titles, internship organizations, graduate schools and programs, and break-downs by department and major. Respondents are never identified in the report.

How the Report is Used

The report is a very important tool for identifying current trends and future possibilities. Students use the report to explore career options for their major. Employers the report it to identify comparative salary ranges for positions they are hiring. Prospective students can see what opportunities are available with a St. Thomas degree. University administration, media, and government agencies can be informed of employment trends.

Follow @USTGradSurvey on Twitter

The UST Post Graduation Survey of Undergraduate Alumni is on Twitter. @USTGradSurvey will keep you up to date on the progress of the Post Graduation Survey as well as providing stats from current reports.

Data Gathering

We reach out to the most recent graduating class 6-10 months after graduation via email and postal mail. We have Frequently Asked Questions and Methodology pages that answer most of the common questions we receive about the survey.

We typically obtain a 48 percent response rate, which is among the top rates for schools performing a survey 6-10 months after graduation. On average, only 42 percent of students receive employment by graduation and another 34 percent receive employment within 8 months. Delaying the survey allows us to capture a better picture of entry-level employment trends.

Copy/Data Requests

Though the complete report is available online as a PDF, hard copies of the report may be picked up in the Career Development Center or mailed to you upon request.

If you would like a hard copy of the report mailed to you please provide us with your name, mailing address, and number of copies requested. Due to limited quantities, the Career Development Center reserves the right to restrict the number of copies sent from our office.

University departments may request data pertaining to their departments such as the number of graduates employed and those seeking graduate degrees. However, the graduate's personal information is kept confidential and individual salary responses may not be released.

Please contact us at (651) 962-6761 with any questions or requests.

Recent Grads, Please be Counted!

We are currently conducting the 2014 Post Graduation Survey. If you graduated December 2013 through May and Summer 2014 please be sure to fill out the survey. It is quick, easy, and confidential. You have until January 7th, 2015 to be counted among your classmates and be entered in the drawing Amazon.com gift certificates.

Complete the Survey

If you already filled out a survey but your employment status has changed, we encourage you to fill it out again with the most recent information!

Drawing Winners

Early Bird 2014 Drawing

  1. Madison R. ($50)

March 2014 Drawing

  1. Ann Z. ($100)
  2. Elizabeth W. ($50)
  3. Daisy A. ($25)
  4. Carissa L. ($25)
  5. Jacquelyn A. ($25)

Complete Details

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For updates about the Post Graduation Survey of Undergraduate Alumni follow @USTGradSurvey on Twitter.

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