Published on: Monday, March 19, 2012
In light of our self-reported error in the rate of employment at graduation for the class of 2010, U.S. News has decided not to calculate a numerical ranking for the University of St. Thomas School of Law this year. We understand the difficulties involved in recalculating the rankings at this stage. As we reported after reviewing an advance copy of the rankings, on line 169 of our Class of 2010 U.S. News Employment data report, the number of graduates known to be employed at graduation was correctly listed as 51 graduates (or 32.9% of our 155 total number of 2010 graduates). Unfortunately, on line 164 of the report, we incorrectly listed 125 graduates (or 80.6%) as employed at graduation. U.S. News listed that incorrect number in its law school rankings. We immediately contacted U.S. News to alert them to the error. The nine month graduation rate of 86.5% is correct in the rankings.
We remain deeply sorry that we failed to catch this discrepancy in our reported data. We take data accuracy very seriously. In addition to working to fulfill our reporting obligations in a timely and accurate manner, we also provide comprehensive employment data on our website. You can review that data here. If you have any questions about our employment data, please feel free to contact Kendra Brodin, our Director of Career and Professional Development, at (651) 962-4865.