2008 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2007-2008 academic year (December 2007, May 2008 and July 2008). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 1,149 alumni November 2008 through January 2009. Of these, 563 (49%) responded to the survey.

171 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 740 responses when individual majors are reported.

Below you will find overall statistics for the undergraduate class of 2008. For breakdown by departments and majors, as well as complete job and graduate school listings, download the complete report (PDF).

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Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Employed Full-Time

363 64.71%

Employed Part-Time

82 14.62%

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

15 2.67%

Military Service

8 1.43%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

42 7.49%

Not employed, not seeking employment

51 9.09%
Total Responding 561

 

Timeframe Employment Secured--Overall

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

More than 4 months before graduation

89 28.62%

1-4 months before graduation

60 19.29%

Within a month of graduation (either before or after)

29 9.32%

1-4 months after graduation

92 29.58%

4-8 months after graduation

36 18.74%

More than 8 months after graduation

5 1.61%
Total Responding 311

 

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

96 20.82%

$20,001 - $25,000

34 7.38%

$25,001 - $30,000

38 8.24%

$30,001 - $35,000

73 15.84%

$35,001 - $40,000

49 10.63%

$40,001 - $45,000

41 8.89%

$45,001 - $50,000

47 10.20%

$50,001 - $55,000

48 10.41%

$55,001 - $60,000

21 4.56%

$60,001 - $65,000

4 0.87%

$65,001 - $70,000

2 0.43%

Above $70,001

8 1.74%
Total Responding 461

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Did have an internship

322 57.19%

Did not have an internship

241 42.81%
Total Responding 563

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Currently Enrolled

123 21.85%

Plan to enroll within four years of graduation

204 36.23%

Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation

29 5.15%

Plan to enroll, no timeframe

131 23.27%

Do not plan to enroll

76 13.50%
Total Responding 563

 

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

92 77.31%

Part-Time

27 22.69%
Total Responding 119

 

Employment Status of Those Currently Enrolled

48 of the 51 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

27 22.31%

Employed Part-Time

35 28.93%

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

1 0.83%

Military Service

1 0.83%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

9 7.44%

Not employed, not seeking employment

48 36.67%
Total Responding 121

 

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

10 8.20%

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

30 24.59%

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

66 54.10%

Certificate (less than Master's level)

7 5.74%

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

5 4.10%

Other

4 3.28%
Total Responding 122

 

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

9 7.32%

Business/Accounting

24 19.51%

Education

12 9.76%

Engineering/Architecture

7 5.69%

Health Services and Medicine

17 13.82%

Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.)

2 1.63%

Information Technology

3 2.44%

Law/Legal Studies

18 14.63%

Music/Art

2 1.63%

Seminary/Theology

12 9.76%

Social Sciences/Public Administration

10 8.13%

Other Field

7 5.69
Total Responding 123

 

State of Residence

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Alabama

1 0.2%

Arizona

3 0.5%

California

3 0.5%

Colorado

2 0.4%

Florida

1 0.2%

Hawaii

1 0.2%

Illinois

5 0.9%

Indiana

1 0.2%

Iowa

6 1.1%

Kentucky

1 0.2%

Louisiana

3 0.5%

Maryland

2 0.4%

Massachusetts

4 0.7%

Minnesota

458 83.1%

Mississippi

2 0.4%

Missouri

2 0.4%

Nebraska

3 0.5%

New York

4 0.7%

North Carolina

1 0.2%

North Dakota

3 0.5%

Ohio

1 0.2%

Oklahoma

1 0.2%

Oregon

2 0.4%

Pennsylvania

1 0.2%

South Dakota

1 0.2%

Texas

3 0.5%

Utah

3 0.5%

Virginia

5 0.9%

Wisconsin

15 2.7%

Washington, D.C.

1 0.2%

Outside of U.S.

12 2.2%
Total Responding 551