2000 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers students who graduated during the calendar year 2000. The University's Office of Institutional Research included questions about post-graduation status as part of their "Survey of Graduates-One Year Follow-Up," to May, and July 2000 graduates a year after graduation. Our office was provided with the results of the initial mailing, and followed with a mailed survey to December 2000 graduates, as well as those May and July 2000 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 2000 was 1,040. Through the combined surveys of IR and CDC, the information was gathered on 477 students. This reflects a 45.8% response rate. Of those surveyed, 97 students indicated that they graduated with double majors. Those students have been counted in both major groups, which accounts for the total of 574 for "number contacted."

Activity Status

Employed Cont. Ed Not Seeking Still Seeking
Major # of Grads # of Resp. FT PT Total
Business
Accounting 80 38 37 37 1 1
Business Communication 11 5 5 5 1
Corporate Fitness 14 5 2 1 3 2
Entrepreneurship 43 17 15 15 1 2
Finance 72 29 29 29 3
General Business 92 37 30 1 31 6 1 1
Human Resources 28 14 14 14 1
International Business 12 5 5 5
Marketing 115 54 51 51 3 1
Operations 10 7 6 6 1
Education
Elementary Education 67 43 37 1 38 1 3
Physical Education 11 3 3 3
Secondary Education 21 5 5 5
Humanities & Fine Arts
Advertising 19 12 10 2 12
Art/Art History 7 2 1 1 1
Broadcast Journalism 9 4 4 4
Communication 50 25 21 21 5
English 54 29 21 3 24 8 1
French 4 1 1 1
Journalism-Print 18 8 7 1 8 1
Media Studies 1 1 0 1
Philosophy 19 4 2 2 2
Public Relations 21 8 7 7 1
Spanish 29 19 19 19 1
Speech Communication 2 1 0 1
Telecommunication 1 1 1 1
Theater 2 1 1 1
Theology 15 9 6 2 8 3
Interdisciplinary
Actuarial Science 4 3 3 3
Catholic Studies 21 8 4 4 5
Environmental Studies 10 4 2 2 1 1
Individualized Majors 11 6 3 1 4 2
International Studies 6 5 4 4 2
Justice & Peace Studies 11 4 1 1 2 1 1
Women Studies 2 2 2 2
Science & Math
Biology 45 25 13 3 16 11
Chemistry 14 7 3 3 5
Engineering 13 7 7 7
Mathematics 11 5 3 1 4 2
Physics 6 3 0 3
Quantitative Methods and Computer Science 51 17 17 17 1
Social Science
Criminal Justice 29 11 8 1 9 2 1
Economics 20 12 12 12 2
History 11 6 4 1 5 2
Political Science 22 13 8 8 5
Psychology 60 28 19 3 22 6
Social Work 14 8 8 8
Sociology 23 13 10 1 11 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 Responding
Business
Accounting 80 38 $35,000 - $39,999 36
Business Communication 11 5 $40,000 - $49,999 5
Corporate Fitness 14 5
Entrepreneurship 43 17 $35,000 - $39,999 14
Finance 72 29 $35,000 - $39,999 28
General Business 92 37 $35,000 - $39,999 30
Human Resources 28 14 $40,000 - $49,999 14
International Business 12 5 $40,000 - $49,999 5
Marketing 115 54 $30,000 - $34,999 49
Operations 10 7 $35,000 - $39,999 6
Education
Elementary Education 67 43 $25,000 - $29,999 33
Physical Education 11 3
Secondary Education 21 5 $30,000 - $34,999 5
Humanities & Fine Arts
Advertising 19 12 $25,000 - $29,999 10
Art/Art History 7 2
Broadcast Journalism 9 4 $20,000 - $24,999 4
Communication 50 25 $25,000 - $29,999 20
English 54 29 $25,000 - $29,999 21
French 4 1
German 5 0
Journalism-Print 18 8 $30,000 - $34,999 6
Media Studies 1 1
Music 2 0
Philosophy 19 4
Public Relations 21 8 $30,000 - $34,999 7
Spanish 29 19 $30,000 - $34,999 20
Speech Communication 2 1
Telecommunication 1 1
Theater 2 1
Theology 15 9 $20,000 - $24,999 5
Interdisciplinary
Actuarial Science 4 3 $40,000 - $49,999 3
Area Studies 1 0
Catholic Studies 21 8 $25,000 - $29,999 4
Environmental Studies 10 4
Individualized Majors 11 6 under $15,000 3
International Studies 6 5 $30,000 - $34,999 4
Justice & Peace Studies 11 4
Women Studies 2 2
Science & Math
Biology 45 25 $20,000 - $24,999 12
Chemistry 14 7 $20,000 - $24,999 3
Engineering 13 7 $40,000 - $49,999 6
Geology 1 0
Mathematics 11 5 $30,000 - $34,999 3
Physics 6 3
Quantitative Methods and Computer Science 51 17 $40,000 - $49,999 17
Social Science
Criminal Justice 29 11 $20,000 - $24,999 8
Economics 20 12 $40,000 - $49,999 11
Geography 4 0
History 11 6 $20,000 - $24,999 4
Political Science 22 13 $30,000 - $34,999 7
Psychology 60 28 $25,000 - $29,999 18
Social Work 14 8 $25,000 - $29,999 8
Sociology 23 13 $25,000 - $29,999 8
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.