2005 Post Graduation Survey Report

The information in this report covers alumni who graduated from an undergraduate program during the 2004-2005 academic year (December 2004, May 2005 and July 2005). The University's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis provided assistance for the survey that was sent out to 1,025 alumni in January of 2006. Of these, 386 (37.7%) responded to the survey.

Of those surveyed, 4 graduates graduated with a second major from a second department. Those graduates have been included under both of their departments. Department information was not available for 13 graduates who submitted the survey anonymously. These circumstances account for the total of 377 responses when individual department numbers are reported.

Employment Status

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

 RespondingPercentage

Employed Full-Time

269 70.05%

Employed Part-Time

50 13.02%

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

7 1.82%

Military Service

10 2.60%

Not employed, currently seeking employment

14 3.65%

Not employed, not seeking employment

34 8.85%
Total Responding 384  

 

Employment Sector

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

Private (including self employment)

184 55.93%

Education (all levels, public and private)

47 14.29%

Government (all levels, excluding education)

19 5.78%

Nonprofit Organization (other than education)

24 7.29%

Other Employment

55 16.72%
Total Responding 329  

 

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.

 RespondingPercentage

$20,000 or Under

74 22.02%

$20,001 - $25,000

27 8.04%

$25,001 - $30,000

41 12.20%

$30,001 - $35,000

53 15.77%

$35,001 - $40,000

42 12.50%

$40,001 - $45,000

46 13.69%

$45,001 - $50,000

25 7.44%

$50,001 - $55,000

14 4.17%

$55,001 - $60,000

7 2.08%

$60,001 - $65,000

2 0.60%

$65,001 - $70,000

2 0.60%

Above $70,001

3 0.89%
Total Responding 336  

 

Had an Internship While at St. Thomas

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

 RespondingPercentage

Did have an internship

188 49.34%

Did not have an internship

193 50.66%
Total Responding 381  

 

Continuing Education Plans

Percentages are of those who responded to this question.

 RespondingPercentage

Currently Enrolled

85 22.08%

Plan to enroll within four years of graduation

140 36.36%

Plan to enroll four or more years following graduation

18 4.68%

Plan to enroll, no timeframe

88 22.86%

Do not plan to enroll

54 14.03%
Total Responding 385  

 

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

64 77.11%

Part-Time

19 22.89%
Total Responding 83  

 

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

9 10.84%

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

22 26.51%

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

48 57.83%

Certificate (less than Master's level)

1 1.20%

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

1 1.20%

Other

2 2.41%
Total Responding 83  

 

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

7 8.33%

Business/Accounting

13 15.48%

Education

8 9.52%

Engineering/Architecture

5 5.95%

Health Services and Medicine

24 28.57%

Information Technology

2 2.38%

Law/Legal Studies

7 8.33%

Humanities (English, foreign languages, etc.)

3 3.57%

Music/Art

0 0.00%

Seminary/Theology

8 9.52%

Social Sciences/Public Administration

5 5.95%

Other Field

2 2.38%
Total Responding 84