2011 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2010-2011 academic year (December 2010, May and July 2011). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 1,240 alumni November 2011 through February 2012. Of these, 570 (45.97%) responded to the survey.

Below you will find overall statistics for the undergraduate class of 2011. For breakdown by departments and majors, as well as complete job and graduate school listings, download the complete report (PDF) available in April 2012.

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Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

 RespondingPercentage

Employed Full-Time

359 63.43%

Employed Part-Time

100 17.67%

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

10 1.77%

Military Service

11 1.94%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

47 8.30%

Not employed, not seeking employment

39 6.89%
Total Responding 566  

 

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.

 RespondingPercentage

More than 4 months before graduation

95 20.93%

1-4 months before graduation

87 19.16%

Within a month of graduation (either before or after)

72 15.86%

1-4 months after graduation

139 30.62%

5-8 months after graduation

52 11.45%

More than 8 months after graduation

9 1.98%
Total Responding 454  

 

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.

 RespondingPercentage

$20,000 or Under

118 25.32%

$20,001 - $25,000

37 7.94%

$25,001 - $30,000

37 7.94%

$30,001 - $35,000

56 12.02%

$35,001 - $40,000

61 13.09%

$40,001 - $45,000

35 7.51%

$45,001 - $50,000

39 8.37%

$50,001 - $55,000

46 9.87%

$55,001 - $60,000

25 5.36%

$60,001 - $65,000

7 1.50%

$65,001 - $70,000

3 0.64%

Above $70,001

2 0.43%
Total Responding 466  

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

 RespondingPercentage

Did have an internship

311 56.44%

Did not have an internship

240 43.56%
Total Responding 551  

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

 RespondingPercentage

Currently Enrolled

100 18.25%

Plan to enroll within four years of graduation

181 33.03%

Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation

30 5.47%

Plan to enroll, no timeframe

148 27.01%

Do not plan to enroll

89 16.24%
Total Responding 548  

 

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.

 RespondingPercentage

Full-Time

88 89.80%

Part-Time

10 10.20%
Total Responding 98  

 

Employment Status of Those Currently Enrolled

35 of the 39 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.

 RespondingPercentage

Employed Full-Time

27 27.00%

Employed Part-Time

27 27.00%

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

0 0.00%

Military Service

2 2.00%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

9 9.00%

Not employed, not seeking employment

35 35.00%
Total Responding 100  

 

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.

 RespondingPercentage

Ph.D. or similar degree

10 10.20%

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

27 27.55%

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

56 57.14%

Certificate (less than Master's level)

3 3.06%

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

0 0.00%

Other

2

2.04%
Total Responding 98  

 

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.

 RespondingPercentage

Biological/Physical Sciences/Mathematics

8 8.08%

Business/Accounting

18 18.18%

Education

9 9.09%

Engineering/Architecture

6 6.06%

Health Services and Medicine

14 14.14%

Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.)

2 2.02%

Information Technology

1 1.01%

Law/Legal Studies

13 13.13%

Music/Art

0 0.00%

Seminary/Theology

12 12.12%

Social Sciences/Public Administration

11 11.11%

Other Field

5 5.05%
Total Responding 99  

 

State of Residence

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

 RespondingPercentage

Arizona

1 0.2%

California

6 1.1%

Colorado

2 0.4%

Florida

4 0.7%

Illinois

11 2.0%

Indiana

4 0.7%

Iowa

3 0.5%

Kansas

1 0.2%

Kentucky

1 0.2%

Maryland

2 0.4%

Michigan

4 0.7%

Minnesota

465 82.6%

Missouri

3 0.5%

Nebraska

4 0.7%

New York

5 0.9%

North Dakota

2 0.4%

Ohio

2 0.4%

Pennsylvania

1 0.2%

South Dakota

3 0.5%

Texas

8 1.4%

Vermont

1 0.2%

Virginia

2 0.4%

Washington

1 0.2%

Wisconsin

17 3.0%

Washington, D.C.

1 0.2%

Outside of U.S.

9 1.6%
Total Responding 563  

 

Contact methods and participation rates

We begin contacting graduates in November using a variety of methods. During the execution of each contact method we exclude those we already heard from during a previous method. We begin with emails to UST accounts as well as other email addreses on file. We then send out a post card to the last known mailing address. The post card contains a link to the online survey and a requst from the postal service to provide any change or forwarding address. Finally we mail a paper survey to any last known or corrected address. Email reminders are sent up to 4 times during this process.

The chart below shows the various methods, when they were executed, how many graduates received contact, and the response rate of each method. The right-most column gives the percentage by which a particular method contributed to the total response rate. For example, responses from email contributed to 72.11 percent of the overall responses.

As of 3/14/2012SentResponse% of Total Response

Email Invites (11/23/11)

1,227 411 (33.5%) 72.11%

Online via Link (11/23/11)

871 35 (4.0%) 6.14%

Paper Surveys (1/11/12)

766 124 (16.2%) 21.75%
Graduating Class (9/10 - 8/11) 1,240 570 (45.97%) 100%

 

Download the complete 30+ page report (PDF) which lists employers, job titles, graduate schools, and states grouped by academic college and department.