1998 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers students who graduated during the calendar year 1998. The University's Office of Institutional Research included questions about post-graduation status as part of its "Survey of Graduates-One Year Follow-Up," to May and July 1998 graduates a year after graduation. Our office was provided with the results of the initial mailing, and followed with mail/phone surveys to December 1998 graduates, as well as to May and July 1998 graduates who had not responded to the Institutional Research survey. During phone surveying, information was collected from family members as well as the graduates themselves.

Students graduating with double majors are counted in both major groups. Actual number of students graduating in 1998 was 979. Information was gathered on 558 students, first through UST Institutional Research's mail survey, and completed by Career Services via mail/phone follow-up, for an actual response rate of 57%. Salary information was obtained from 544 of the 667 responding (82%). Some students may have indicated more than one primary activity (i.e., employed and enrolled in graduate school). Therefore, the employed and continuing education total comes to more than those contacted.

Activity Status

Employed Cont Ed Not Seeking Still Seeking
Major # of Grads # of Resp. FT PT Total
Business
Accounting 81 37 35 35 1 1
Finance 77 46 46 46 1
General Business 68 59 56 56 3 1
Human Resources 21 12 12 12 1
International Business 25 14 13 13 1 1
Marketing 95 47 46 46 3
Operations 23 8 8 8
Entrepreneur 28 20 20 20
Corporate Fitness 13 8 6 6 2 1
Business Communication 12 7 6 6 1
Education
Elementary Education 46 16 16 16
Secondary Education 10 4 2 1 3 1
Physical Education 15 6 6 6
Humanities & Fine Arts
English 38 19 16 16 5
French 9 9 7 7 3
German 9 9 5 5 3 2
Spanish 28 19 14 1 15 2 2
Philosophy 15 6 3 3 2 1
Theology 13 3 3 3 1
Communications 19 9 8 1 9
Telecommunications 12 6 3 2 5 1
Speech Communication 27 12 11 1 12 2
Theater 2 2 2 2
Journalism-Print 19 15 12 1 13 2
Advertising 35 20 20 20
Public Relations 16 12 11 11 2
Broadcast Journalism 12 8 8 8
Media Studies 1 1 1 1
Art/Art History 11 3 2 2 1
Music 6 6 4 2 6 3
Science & Math
Biology 46 25 9 1 10 14 1
Chemistry 15 12 6 6 5 1
QM/CS 50 27 27 27 1
Math 22 13 12 12 1 1
Geology 2 1 1 1
Engineering 7 7 6 6 2
Social Sciences
History 7 2 2 2
Political Science 20 12 10 10 2 1
Sociology 22 17 13 13 3 1
Economics 21 12 10 10 1 1
Psychology 59 41 26 2 28 15 1 1
Criminal Justice 33 15 12 12 3 1
Social Work 22 14 13 13 3
Geography 5 4 2 1 3 1 1
Interdisciplinary Studies
Environmental Studies 15 9 7 7 2
International Studies 4 4 3 3 1
Justice & Peace Studies 8 4 3 3 1
Catholic Studies 11 5 3 3 2
Note: In majors where response rates are low, it merely means that those graduates were not reachable through the measure we were utilizing. It does not imply that these graduates refused to participate.

 

Salary Ranges

Salary
Major # of Grads # of Resp. Median Range # Resp.
Business
Accounting 81 37 $35,000 - $39,999 35
Finance 77 46 $30,000 - $34,999 44
General Business 68 59 $30,000 - $34,999 54
Human Resources 21 12 $30,000 - $34,999 12
International Business 25 14 $35,000 - $39,999 13
Marketing 95 47 $30,000 - $34,999 43
Operations 23 8 $30,000 - $34,999 8
Entrepreneur 28 20 $30,000 - $34,999 18
Corporate Fitness 13 8 $20,000 - $24,999 6
Business Communication 12 7 $25,000 - $29,999 6
Education
Elementary Education 46 16 $25,000 - $29,999 16
Secondary Education 10 4 $25,000 - $29,999 2
Physical Education 15 6 $30,000 - $34,999 6
Humanities & Fine Arts
English 38 19 $25,000 - $29,999 18
French 9 9 $30,000 - $34,999 7
German 9 9 $30,000 - $34,999 5
Spanish 28 19 $25,000 - $29,999 11
Philosophy 15 6 $30,000 - $34,999 3
Theology 13 3 $20,000 - $24,999 3
Communications 19 9 $25,000 - $29,999 8
Telecommunications 12 6 $15,000 - $19,999 3
Speech Communication 27 12 $30,000 - $34,999 11
Theater 2 2
Journalism-Print 19 15 $25,000 - $29,999 11
Advertising 35 20 $25,000 - $29,999 19
Public Relations 16 12 $25,000 - $29,999 11
Broadcast Journalism 12 8 $25,000 - $29,999 7
Media Studies 1 1
Art/Art History 11 3
Music 6 6 $30,000 - $34,999 6
Science & Math
Biology 46 25 $25,000 - $29,999 9
Chemistry 15 12 $30,000 - $34,999 6
QM/CS 50 27 $40,000 - $49,999 25
Math 22 13 $30,000 - $34,999 11
Geology 2 1
Engineering 7 7 $25,000 - $29,999 5
Social Sciences
History 7 2
Political Science 20 12 $30,000 - $34,999 9
Sociology 22 17 $25,000 - $29,999 13
Economics 21 12 $25,000 - $29,999 9
Psychology 59 41 $20,000 - $24,999 24
Criminal Justice 33 15 $30,000 - $34,999 11
Social Work 22 14 $20,000 - $24,999 13
Geography 5 4 $35,000 - $39,999 3
Interdisciplinary Studies
Environmental Studies 15 9 $25,000 - $29,999 5
International Studies 4 4 $25,000 - $29,999 3
Justice & Peace Studies 8 4 $25,000 - $29,999 3
Catholic Studies 11 5 $20,000 - $24,999 3
Note: In majors where response rates are low, it merely means that those graduates were not reachable through the measure we were utilizing. It does not imply that these graduates refused to participate.