2003 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2002-2003 academic year (December 2002, May 2003 and July 2003). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Planning provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 1,033 alumni in September of 2004. Of these, 288 (27.9%) responded to the survey.

Of those surveyed, 84 graduates indicated that they graduated with double majors. Those graduates have been included under both of their departments, which accounts for the total of 372 for "Responded" when individual department numbers are reported.

Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Employed Full-Time

223 78.52%

Employed Part-Time

27 9.51%

Volunteer Service (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps)

5 1.76%

Military Service

3 1.06%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

10 3.52%

Not employed, not seeking employment

16 5.63%
Total Responding 284

 

Employment Sector

Percentages are of those who responded to this question and marked their employment status as Full-Time, Part-Time, Volunteer, or Military, OR responded to this question but left employment status blank.

Responding Percentage

Private (including self employment)

133 51.95%

Education (all levels, public and private)

37 14.45%

Government (all levels, excluding education)

16 6.25%

Nonprofit Organization (other than education)

23 8.98%

Other Employment

47 18.36%
Total Responding 256

 

Salary Ranges

Percentages are of those who responded to this question and marked their employment status as Full-Time, Part-Time, Volunteer, or Military, OR responded to this question but left employment status blank.

Responding Percentage

$20,000 or Under

30 11.56%

$20,001 - $25,000

16 6.32%

$25,001 - $30,000

42 16.60%

$30,001 - $35,000

56 22.13%

$35,001 - $40,000

37 14.62%

$40,001 - $45,000

25 9.88%

$45,001 - $50,000

14 5.53%

$50,001 - $55,000

7 2.77%

$55,001 - $60,000

5 1.98%

$60,001 - $65,000

6 2.37%

$65,001 - $70,000

3 1.19%

Above $70,001

12 4.47%
Total Responding 253

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Did have an internship

142 52.40%

Did not have an internship

129 47.60%
Total Responding 271

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Currently Enrolled

68 27.98%

Plan to enroll within four years of graduation

73 30.04%

Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation

15 6.17%

Plan to enroll, no timeframe

52 21.40%

Do not plan to enroll

35 14.03%
Total Responding 243

 

Student Status of Those Currently Enrolled

Percentages are of those who responded to this question and marked their continuing education plans as currently enrolled OR responded to this question but left their plans blank.

Responding Percentage

Full-Time

55 82.09%

Part-Time

12 17.91%
Total Responding 67

 

Degree Sought

Percentages are of those who responded to this question and marked their continuing education plans as currently enrolled OR responded to this question but left their plans blank.

Responding Percentage

Ph.D. or similar degree

8 11.76%

Professional degree (J.D., M.D. or other

21 30.88%

Master's level degree (M.A., M.B.A., M.S.W., etc)

31 45.59%

Certificate (less than Master's level)

5 7.35%

Completing bachelor-level program (e.g. student teaching)

2 2.94%

Other

1 1.47%
Total Responding 68

 

Area/Field of Study

Percentages are of those who responded to this question and marked their continuing education plans as currently enrolled OR responded to this question but left their plans blank.

Responding Percentage

Biological/Physical Sciences/Mathematics

7 10.29%

Business/Accounting

4 5.88%

Education

12 17.65%

Engineering/Architecture

1 1.47%

Health Services and Medicine

15 22.06%

Information Technology

0 0.00%

Law/Legal Studies

10 14.71%

Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.)

1 1.47%

Music/Art

0 0.00%

Seminary/Theology

8 11.76%

Social Sciences/Public Administration

5 7.35%

Other Field

5 7.35%
Total Responding 68