2006 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2005-2006 academic year (December 2005, May 2006 and July 2006). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 1,031 alumni in November 2006 and January of 2007. Of these, 516 (50.5%) responded to the survey.

Of those surveyed, 6 graduates graduated with a second major from a second department. Those graduates have been included under both of their departments. Department information was not available for 2 graduates who submitted the survey anonymously. These circumstances account for the total of 520 responses when individual department numbers are reported.

Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Employed Full-Time

365 70.74%

Employed Part-Time

65 12.60%

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

11 2.13%

Military Service

10 1.94%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

24 4.65%

Not employed, not seeking employment

41 7.95%
Total Responding 516

 

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)

231 53.47%

Education (all levels, public and private)

63 14.58%

Government (all levels, excluding education)

28 6.48%

Nonprofit Organization (other than education)

44 10.19%

Other Employment

66 15.28%
Total Responding 432

 

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

86 19.28%

$20,001 - $25,000

36 8.07%

$25,001 - $30,000

43 9.64%

$30,001 - $35,000

83 18.61%

$35,001 - $40,000

52 11.66%

$40,001 - $45,000

52 11.66%

$45,001 - $50,000

40 8.97%

$50,001 - $55,000

20 4.48%

$55,001 - $60,000

11 2.47%

$60,001 - $65,000

8 1.79%

$65,001 - $70,000

1 0.22%

Above $70,001

14 3.14%
Total Responding 446

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Did have an internship

283 54.84%

Did not have an internship

233 45.16%
Total Responding 516

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Currently Enrolled

108 20.93%

Plan to enroll within four years of graduation

183 35.47%

Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation

16 3.10%

Plan to enroll, no timeframe

140 27.13%

Do not plan to enroll

69 13.37%

Total Responding

516

 

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

83 76.85%

Part-Time

25 23.15%
Total Responding 108

 

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

7 6.48%

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

28 25.93%

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

59 54.63%

Certificate (less than Master's level)

5 4.63%

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

3 2.78%

Other

6 5.56%
Total Responding 108

 

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

8 7.48%

Business/Accounting

15 14.02%

Education

8 7.48%

Engineering/Architecture

4 3.74%

Health Services and Medicine

17 15.89%

Information Technology

0 0.00%

Law/Legal Studies

18 16.82%

Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.)

6 5.60%

Music/Art

1 0.93%

Seminary/Theology

9 8.41%

Social Sciences/Public Administration

13 12.15%

Other Field

8 7.48%
Total Responding 107