2009 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2008-2009 academic year (December 2008, May 2009 and July 2009). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 1,294 alumni November 2009 through February 2010. Of these, 663 (51.24%) responded to the survey.

198 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 873 responses when individual majors are reported.

Below you will find overall statistics for the undergraduate class of 2009. For breakdown by departments and majors, as well as complete job and graduate school listings, download the complete 40 page report (PDF).

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Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Employed Full-Time

372 56.19%

Employed Part-Time

126 19.03%

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

27 4.08%

Military Service

13 1.96%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

54 8.16%

Not employed, not seeking employment

70 10.57%
Total Responding 662

 

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

140 27.83%

1-4 months before graduation

87 17.30%

Within a month of graduation (either before or after)

63 12.52%

1-4 months after graduation

133 26.44%

4-8 months after graduation

68 13.52%

More than 8 months after graduation

12 2.39%
Total Responding 503

 

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 $25,001 - $30,000.

Responding Percentage

$20,000 or Under

162 31.21%

$20,001 - $25,000

59 11.37%

$25,001 - $30,000

46 8.86%

$30,001 - $35,000

69 13.29%

$35,001 - $40,000

47 9.06%

$40,001 - $45,000

34 6.55%

$45,001 - $50,000

37 7.13%

$50,001 - $55,000

32 6.17%

$55,001 - $60,000

15 2.89%

$60,001 - $65,000

6 1.16%

$65,001 - $70,000

3 0.58%

Above $70,001

9 1.73%
Total Responding 519

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Did have an internship

363 56.11%

Did not have an internship

284 43.89%
Total Responding 647

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Currently Enrolled

148 23.02%

Plan to enroll within four years of graduation

219 34.06%

Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation

27 4.20%

Plan to enroll, no timeframe

167 25.97%

Do not plan to enroll

82 12.75%
Total Responding 643

 

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

117 80.14%

Part-Time

29 19.86%
Total Responding 146

 

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

25 17.01%

Employed Part-Time

40 27.21%

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

3 2.04%

Military Service

4 2.72%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

9 6.12%

Not employed, not seeking employment

66 44.90%
Total Responding 147

 

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

12 8.16%

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

28 19.05%

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

83 56.46%

Certificate (less than Master's level)

7 4.76%

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

4 2.72%

Other

13

8.84%
Total Responding 147

 

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 6.08%

Business/Accounting

22 14.86%

Education

14 9.46%

Engineering/Architecture

7 4.73%

Health Services and Medicine

33 22.30%

Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.)

2 1.35%

Information Technology

11 7.43%

Law/Legal Studies

10 6.76%

Music/Art

1 0.68%

Seminary/Theology

14 9.46%

Social Sciences/Public Administration

14 9.46%

Other Field

11 7.43%
Total Responding 148

 

State of Residence

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Arkansas

1 0.1%

California

11 1.9%

Colorado

10 1.7%

Florida

1 0.1%

Georgia

1 0.1%

Idaho

1 0.1%

Illinois

5 0.8%

Iowa

4 0.7%

Kansas

1 0.1%

Louisiana

2 0.3%

Massachusetts

2 0.3%

Michigan

5 0.8%

Minnesota

486 82.4%

Mississippi

1 0.1%

Missouri

3 0.5%

Nebraska

5 0.8%

New York

4 0.7%

North Dakota

3 0.5%

Ohio

4 0.7%

Oregon

1 0.1%

South Dakota

5 0.8%

Tennessee

1 0.1%

Texas

3 0.5%

Virginia

1 0.1%

Washington

2 0.3%

Wisconsin

15 2.5%

Washington, D.C.

1 0.1%

Outside of U.S.

11 1.9%
Total Responding 590