2007 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2006-2007 academic year (December 2006, May 2007 and July 2007). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 1,027 alumni November 2007 through January 2008. Of these, 543 (52.87%) responded to the survey.

476 graduates responding to the survey completed coursework for two or more majors. Those graduates have been included under each of their academic majors. These circumstances account for the total of 717 responses when individual majors are reported.

Below you will find overall statistics for the undergraduate class of 2007. For breakdown by departments and majors, as well as complete job and graduate school listings, download the complete report (PDF).

Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Employed Full-Time

395 72.74%

Employed Part-Time

51 9.39%

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

10 1.84%

Military Service

7 1.29%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

25 4.60%

Not employed, not seeking employment

55 10.13%
Total Responding 543

 

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)

242 54.63%

Education (all levels, public and private)

55 12.42%

Government (all levels, excluding education)

27 6.09%

Nonprofit Organization (other than education)

36 8.13%

Other Employment

83 18.74%
Total Responding 443

 

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.

Overall, the median salary range was $30,001 - $35,000.

Responding Percentage

$20,000 or Under

60 13.07%

$20,001 - $25,000

39 8.50%

$25,001 - $30,000

47 10.24%

$30,001 - $35,000

84 18.30%

$35,001 - $40,000

53 11.55%

$40,001 - $45,000

53 11.55%

$45,001 - $50,000

48 10.46%

$50,001 - $55,000

33 7.19%

$55,001 - $60,000

18 3.92%

$60,001 - $65,000

7 1.53%

$65,001 - $70,000

5 1.09%

Above $70,001

12 2.61%
Total Responding 459

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Did have an internship

300 55.45%

Did not have an internship

241 44.55%
Total Responding 541

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Currently Enrolled

102 18.82%

Plan to enroll within four years of graduation

218 40.22%

Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation

24 4.43%

Plan to enroll, no timeframe

130 23.99%

Do not plan to enroll

68 12.55%
Total Responding 542

 

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

81 79.41%

Part-Time

21 20.59%
Total Responding 102

 

Employment Status of Those Currently Enrolled

50 of the 55 who reported they weren't seeking employment under Employment Status are continuing their education. Data below represents a subset of Employment Status reported earlier.

Percentages and counts are of those who met the following criteria: Marked an employment status AND marked their continuing education plans as Currently enrolled.

Responding Percentage

Employed Full-Time

21 20.59%

Employed Part-Time

26 25.49%

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

1 0.98%

Military Service

1 0.98%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

3 2.94%

Not employed, not seeking employment

50 49.02%
Total Responding 102

 

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

6 5.88%

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

32 31.37%

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

51 50.00%

Certificate (less than Master's level)

5 4.90%

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

3 2.94%

Other

5 4.90%
Total Responding 102

 

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 6.86%

Business/Accounting

10 9.80%

Education

11 10.78%

Engineering/Architecture

4 3.92%

Health Services and Medicine

21 20.59%

Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.)

2 1.96%

Information Technology

0 0.00%

Law/Legal Studies

18 17.65%

Music/Art

5 4.90%

Seminary/Theology

9 8.82%

Social Sciences/Public Administration

8 7.84%

Other Field

7 6.86%
Total Responding 102

 

State of Residence

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Arizona

4 0.7%

California

8 1.5%

Colorado

4 0.7%

Florida

4 0.7%

Idaho

1 0.2%

Illinois

14 2.6%

Indiana

1 0.2%

Iowa

5 0.9%

Kansas

1 0.2%

Kentucky

1 0.2%

Michigan

3 0.6%

Minnesota

449 83.3%

Mississippi

1 0.2%

Missouri

1 0.2%

Montana

1 0.2%

Nebraska

3 0.6%

New York

2 0.4%

North Carolina

1 0.2%

North Dakota

2 0.4%

Ohio

2 0.4%

Pennsylvania

1 0.2%

South Dakota

4 0.7%

Texas

3 0.6%

Utah

3 0.6%

Virginia

3 0.6%

Washington

1 0.2%

Wisconsin

9 1.7%

Washington, D.C.

3 0.6%

Outside of U.S.

4 0.7%
Total Responding 539