2002 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers students who graduated during the calendar year 2002. 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 2002 graduates a year after graduation. Our office was provided with the results of the initial mailing, and followed with a survey mailed to December 2002 graduates, as well as to those May and July 2002 graduates who had not responded to the Institutional Research survey. Graduates responded either by mail or electronically through a Web-based form.

The actual number of students graduating in 2002 was 1,103. Through the combined surveys of IR and CDC, the information was gathered on 446 students. This reflects a 40.4% response rate. Of those surveyed, 99 students indicated that they graduated with double majors. Those students have been counted in both major groups, which accounts for the total of 545 for "number of responses."

Activity Status

Employed Cont. Ed Not Seeking Still Seeking
Major # of Grads # of Resp. FT PT Total
Business
Accounting 71 29 27 1 28 4
Business Communication 30 16 16 16 1
Entrepreneurship 71 21 19 1 20 1 1
Finance 103 41 39 39 3 1
General Business 77 29 20 3 23 7 2
Human Resources 18 5 5 5 1
International Business 14 13 11 1 12 2 1
Leadership and Management 8 4 4 4
Marketing 125 50 47 2 49 1 1
Operations 7 2 2 2
Education
Elementary Education 16 13 12 1 13 3
Physical Education 10 5 3 1 4 2
Secondary Education 33 20 17 3 20 4
Humanities & Fine Arts
Advertising 19 8 7 7 1
Art/Art History 5 3 3 3 2
Broadcast Journalism 15 6 4 4 1
Classical Languages 2 2 2 2
Communication 29 11 9 9 3 1
English 34 10 8 1 9 1 1
German 3 2 2 2
Media Studies 1 1 1 1
Music 2 2 2 2 1
Philosophy 15 9 2 2 7 3
Print Journalism 14 9 7 1 8 1
Public Relations 17 9 6 6 1 2
Spanish 32 9 6 2 8 1
Speech Communication 1 1 1 1
Theater 2 2 1 1 2
Theology 13 5 4 4 1 1
Interdisciplinary
Actuarial Science 9 3 2 2 1
Environmental Studies 7 4 2 2 1
Individualized Majors 8 3 3 3
International Studies 6 3 1 1 1 1
Justice & Peace Studies 14 6 5 5 3
Women Studies 3 2 1 1 1 1
Science & Math
Biochemistry 11 4 3 3 2
Biology 47 27 14 1 15 16 3
Chemistry 15 5 2 2 3 1
Engineering 13 4 3 3 1
Mathematics 18 9 4 4 3 2 1
Physics 3 1 1 1
Quantitative Methods and Computer Science 55 25 18 1 19 3 1 3
Social Science
Catholic Studies 23 15 8 1 9 6 2
Criminal Justice 33 14 11 11 2 1
Economics 35 15 10 10 4 1
Geography 8 4 4 4
History 22 7 6 6 1 1
Political Science 21 5 2 2 3
Psychology 70 34 20 6 26 15 2
Social Work 21 12 9 2 11 1
Sociology 14 6 6 6 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.

 

Salary Ranges

Salary
Major # of Grads # of Resp. Median Range Responding
Business
Accounting 71 29 $40,000 - $49,999 25
Business Communication 30 16 $35,000 - $39,999 13
Entrepreneurship 71 21 $30,000 - $34,999 18
Finance 103 41 $35,000 - $39,999 38
General Business 77 29 $30,000 - $34,999 20
Human Resources 18 5 $30,000 - $34,999 5
International Business 14 13 $35,000 - $39,999 11
Leadership and Management 8 4 $30,000 - $34,999 3
Marketing 125 50 $30,000 - $34,999 46
Operations 7 2
Education
Elementary Education 16 13 $25,000 - $29,999 12
Physical Education 10 5
Secondary Education 33 20 $25,000 - $29,999 17
Humanities & Fine Arts
Advertising 19 8 $30,000 - $34,999 6
Art/Art History 5 3 $30,000 - $34,999 3
Broadcast Journalism 15 6 $25,000 - $29,999 4
Classical Languages 2 2
Communication 29 11 $25,000 - $29,999 9
English 34 10 $25,000 - $29,999 8
German 3 2
Media Studies 1 1
Music 2 2
Philosophy 15 9
Print Journalism 14 9 $20,000 - $25,999 7
Public Relations 17 9 $25,000 - $29,999 5
Spanish 32 9 $20,000 - $25,999 6
Speech Communication 1 1
Theater 2 2
Theology 13 5 $35,000 - $39,999 4
Interdisciplinary
Actuarial Science 9 3
Environmental Studies 7 4
Individualized Majors 8 3
International Studies 6 3
Justice & Peace Studies 14 6 $15,000 - $19,999 5
Women Studies 3 2
Science & Math
Biochemistry 11 4
Biology 47 27 $30,000 - $34,999 14
Chemistry 15 5
Engineering 13 4 $40,000 - $49,999 3
Mathematics 18 9 $25,000 - $29,999 3
Physics 3 1
Quantitative Methods and Computer Science 55 25 $30,000 - $34,999 17
Social Science
Catholic Studies 23 15 $20,000 - $24,999 8
Criminal Justice 33 14 $25,000 - $29,999 11
Economics 35 15 $35,000 - $39,999 10
Geography 8 4 $30,000 - $34,999 4
History 22 7 $30,000 - $34,999 6
Political Science 21 5
Psychology 70 34 $25,000 - $29,999 21
Social Work 21 12 $20,000 - $24,999 8
Sociology 14 6 $25,000 - $29,999 6
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.