1999 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers students who graduated during the calendar year 1999. The university's Office of Institutional Research included questions regarding post-graduation status as part of their "Survey of Graduates-One Year Follow Up," to May and July 1999 graduates a year after graduation. Our office was provided with the results of the initial mailing, and followed with mail surveys to December 1999 graduates, as well as to May and July 1999 graduates who had not responded to the Institutional Research survey. Graduates responded either by mail or electronically by a Web-based form.

The actual number of students graduating in 1999 was 1,045. Of the total graduates, 185 graduated with double majors. Through the survey, information was gathered on 650 students. This number is a combination of the Institutional Research and Career Services surveys and reflects a 62.2% response rate. Of those surveyed, 116 students graduated with double majors. Those students have been counted in both major groups, which accounts for the total of 766 for "number contacted."

Seventeen students indicated that they were both working and enrolled in a graduate program. Because of this and the double majors, the total count of all activities by major equaled 774.

Activity Status

Employed Cont. Ed Not Seeking Still Seeking
Major # of Grads # of Resp. FT PT Total
Business
Accounting 86 62 58 2 60 2
Business Communication 8 6 6 6
Corporate Fitness 15 6 3 3 3
Entrepreneurship 30 17 16 1 17
Finance 81 55 54 54 1
General Business 84 63 56 1 57 4 1
Human Resources 21 18 18 18
International Business 20 8 7 7 1
Marketing 104 65 63 63 4
Operations 13 6 6 6
Education
Elementary Education 43 22 19 2 21 2
Physical Education 24 16 15 15
Secondary Education 26 7 5 5 3
Humanities & Fine Arts
Advertising 26 13 12 12 1
Art/Art History 7 1 1 1
Broadcast Journalism 10 5 5 5 1
Classical Languages 3 1 0 1
Communication 41 26 22 1 23 4 1
English 50 26 22 1 23 2 1
French 7 5 5 5
German 8 8 8 8
Journalism-Print 11 10 8 8 2
Media Studies 3 2 1 1
Music 2 2 2 2
Philosophy 20 8 3 3 4 2
Public Relations 17 11 8 1 9 1 1
Spanish 34 28 21 21 5 1
Speech Communication 10 5 3 3 2
Theater 1 1 1 1
Theology 23 13 6 1 7 7
Interdisciplinary
Catholic Studies 18 6 4 4 1 1
Environmental Studies 7 5 5 5
Individualized Majors 5 2 1 1 1
International Studies 9 6 6 6
Justice & Peace Studies 3 3 1 1 1
Science & Math
Biology 60 43 26 2 28 17
Chemistry 16 16 9 1 10 6
Engineering 3 1 1 1 1
Geology 5 2 2 2
Mathematics 9 14 11 1 12 2
Quantitative Methods and Computer Science 48 22 21 21 1
Social Science
Criminal Justice 38 23 15 2 17 5 1
Economics 15 4 2 2 1
Geography 9 3 3 3 1
History 11 5 3 1 4 2
Political Science 23 15 11 11 3
Psychology 74 42 36 36 6

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Social Work 21 18 14 1 15 3
Sociology 24 18 13 1 14 4
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 Responding
Business
Accounting 86 62 35,000-39,999 56
Business Communication 8 6 35,000-39,999 6
Corporate Fitness 15 6 25,000-29,999 3
Entrepreneurship 30 17 25,000-29,999 16
Finance 81 55 30,000-34,999 53
General Business 84 63 30,000-34,999 54
Human Resources 21 18 30,000-34,999 18
International Business 20 8 40,000-49,999 7
Marketing 104 65 40,000-49,999 62
Operations 13 6 40,000-49,999 6
Education
Elementary Education 43 22 25,000-29,999 18
Physical Education 24 16 25,000-29,999 15
Secondary Education 26 7 25,000-29,999 5
Humanities & Fine Arts
Advertising 26 13 30,000-34,999 12
Art/Art History 7 1
Broadcast Journalism 10 5 15,000-19,999 5
Classical Languages 3 1
Communication 41 26 30,000-34,999 22
English 50 26 25,000-29,999 21
French 7 5 25,000-29,999 5
German 8 8 25,000-29,999 8
Journalism-Print 11 10 25,000-29,999 9
Media Studies 3 2
Music 2 2
Philosophy 20 8 35,000-39,999 3
Public Relations 17 11 30,000-34,999 8
Spanish 34 28 30,000-34,999 18
Speech Communication 10 5 35,000-39,999 3
Telecommunication 1 0
Theater 1 1
Theology 23 13 35,000-39,999 7
Interdisciplinary
Actuarial Science 1 0
Catholic Studies 18 6 20,000-24,999 4
Environmental Studies 7 5 25,000-29,999 5
Individualized Majors 5 2
International Studies 9 6 30,000-34,999 6
Justice & Peace Studies 3 3
Science & Math
Biology 60 43 30,000-34,999 25
Chemistry 16 16 40,000-49,999 10
Engineering 3 1
Geology 5 2
Mathematics 9 14 25,000-29,999 11
Quantitative Methods and Computer Science 48 22 40,000-49,999 19
Social Science
Criminal Justice 38 23 25,000-29,999 15
Economics 15 4
Geography 9 3 25,000-29,999 3
History 11 5 25,000-29,999 4
Political Science 23 15 30,000-34,999 11
Psychology 74 42 20,000-24,999 35
Social Work 21 18 25,000-29,999 14
Sociology 24 18 25,000-29,999 14
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.