2004 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2003-2004 academic year (December 2003, May 2004 and July 2004). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Planning and Alumni Association provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 680 alumni in January of 2005. Of those, 220 (32.3%) responded to the survey.

Of those surveyed, 78 graduates indicated that they graduated with double majors. Those graduates have been included under both of their departments, which accounts for the total of 297 for "Responded" when individual department numbers are reported.

Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage
Employed Full-Time 162 74.31%
Employed Part-Time 26 11.93%
Volunteer Service (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) 6 2.75%
Military Service 1 0.46%
Not employed, currently seeking employment 6 2.75%
Not employed, not seeking employment 17 7.80%
Total Responding 218

 

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) 106 54.92%
Education (all levels, public and private) 31 16.06%
Government (all levels, excluding education) 9 4.66%
Nonprofit Organization (other than education) 13 6.74%
Other Employment 34 17.62%
Total Responding 193

 

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 31 16.23%
$20,001 - $25,000 22 11.52%
$25,001 - $30,000 35 18.32%
$30,001 - $35,000 31 16.23%
$35,001 - $40,000 22 11.52%
$40,001 - $45,000 23 12.04%
$45,001 - $50,000 15 7.85%
$50,001 - $55,000 5 2.62%
$55,001 - $60,000 5 2.62%
$60,001 - $65,000 0 0%
$65,001 - $70,000 0 0%
Above $70,001 2 1.05%
Total Responding 191

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage
Did have an internship 114 53.52%
Did not have an internship 99 46.48%
Total Responding 213

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage
Currently Enrolled 53 29.12%
Plan to enroll within four years of graduation 57 31.32%
Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation 4 2.20%
Plan to enroll, no timeframe 44 24.18%
Do not plan to enroll 24 13.19%
Total Responding 182

 

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 46 86.79%
Part-Time 7 13.21%
Total Responding 53

 

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 15.09%
Professional degree (J.D., M.D. or other 14 26.42%
Master's level degree (M.A., M.B.A., M.S.W., etc) 27 50.94%
Certificate (less than Master's level) 2 3.77%
Completing bachelor-level program (e.g. student teaching) 2 3.77%
Other 0 0%
Total Responding 53

 

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 4 7.55%
Business/Accounting 5 9.43%
Education 12 22.64%
Engineering/Architecture 2 3.77%
Health Services and Medicine 12 22.64%
Information Technology 0 0%
Law/Legal Studies 6 11.32%
Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.) 2 3.77%
Music/Art 0 0%
Seminary/Theology 3 5.66%
Social Sciences/Public Administration 6 11.32%
Other Field 1 1.89%
Total Responding 53