2010 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2009-2010 academic year (December 2009, May and July 2010). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 1,212 alumni November 2010 through February 2011. Of these, 589 (48.60%) responded to the survey.

174 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 769 responses when individual majors are reported.

Below you will find overall statistics for the undergraduate class of 2010. For breakdown by departments and majors, as well as complete job and graduate school listings, download the complete 31 page report (PDF).

Supplemental Documents

Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Employed Full-Time

357 60.82%

Employed Part-Time

95 16.18%

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

4 0.68%

Military Service

20 3.41%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

50 8.52%

Not employed, not seeking employment

61 10.39%
Total Responding 587

 

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

85 18.89%

1-4 months before graduation

98 21.78%

Within a month of graduation (either before or after)

65 14.44%

1-4 months after graduation

131 29.11%

4-8 months after graduation

58 12.89%

More than 8 months after graduation

13 2.89%
Total Responding 450

 

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

113 24.67%

$20,001 - $25,000

43 9.39%

$25,001 - $30,000

36 7.86%

$30,001 - $35,000

73 15.94%

$35,001 - $40,000

45 9.83%

$40,001 - $45,000

43 9.39%

$45,001 - $50,000

34 7.42%

$50,001 - $55,000

36 7.86%

$55,001 - $60,000

20 4.37%

$60,001 - $65,000

5 1.09%

$65,001 - $70,000

3 0.66%

Above $70,001

7 1.53%
Total Responding 458

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Did have an internship

337 58.00%

Did not have an internship

244 42.00%
Total Responding 581

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Currently Enrolled

136 23.49%

Plan to enroll within four years of graduation

175 30.22%

Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation

29 5.01%

Plan to enroll, no timeframe

136 23.49%

Do not plan to enroll

103 17.79%
Total Responding 579

 

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

112 84.85%

Part-Time

20 15.15%
Total Responding 132

 

Employment Status of Those Currently Enrolled

55 of the 61 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

34 25.00%

Employed Part-Time

36 26.47%

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

1 0.74%

Military Service

0 0.00%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

10 7.35%

Not employed, not seeking employment

55 40.44%
Total Responding 136

 

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 7.46%

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

34 25.37%

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

70 52.24%

Certificate (less than Master's level)

7 5.22%

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

3 2.24%

Other

10

7.46%
Total Responding 134

 

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 6.77%

Business/Accounting

17 12.78%

Education

7 5.26%

Engineering/Architecture

2 1.50%

Health Services and Medicine

29 21.80%

Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.)

3 2.26%

Information Technology

2 1.50%

Law/Legal Studies

16 12.03%

Music/Art

3 2.26%

Seminary/Theology

21 15.79%

Social Sciences/Public Administration

15 11.28%

Other Field

9 6.77%
Total Responding 133

 

State of Residence

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

Responding Percentage

Alabama

1 0.2%

Arizona

3 0.6%

California

4 0.8%

Colorado

2 0.4%

Illinois

10 2.0%

Indiana

1 0.2%

Iowa

6 1.2%

Kansas

1 0.2%

Louisiana

1 0.2%

Maryland

4 0.8%

Massachusetts

1 0.2%

Michigan

3 0.6%

Minnesota

404 81.6%

Mississippi

1 0.2%

Nebraska

6 1.2%

New York

1 0.2%

North Carolina

1 0.2%

North Dakota

2 0.4%

Ohio

1 0.2%

Texas

4 0.8%

Utah

2 0.4%

Virginia

2 0.4%

Washington

1 0.2%

Wisconsin

26 5.3%

Washington, D.C.

3 0.6%

Outside of U.S.

4 0.8%
Total Responding 495