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Post-graduation Outcomes

The University tracks post-graduation outcomes through the Graduating Student Exit Survey (GSES), which is administered to graduating seniors at the end of each fall and spring semester. The survey was revised in Fall 2016 to seek information on students' post-graduation status.  On average, survey response rates exceed 80 percent. Response rates vary from a low of 74 percent in Fall 2017 to a high of 86 percent in Spring 2017. The survey response rate in Spring 2018 was 81 percent.

The University's target is that the majority of students will report being employed or enrolled in a graduate program. In Spring 2018, over 90 percent of students reported being employed or enrolled in a graduate program, as shown in the 2016-2018 Report on Graduating Students' Outcomes

Graduating Student Exit Survey Post-Graduation Status by Semester

Post-Graduation Status

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

%

 %

 %

%

Employed Full-time

 35%

30%

 42%

53%

Employed Part-time

 9%

 10%

 15%

14%

Post-graduate intern or fellow

 2%

 3%

 1%

7%

Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School

 5%

 7%

 3%

10%

Serving in the U.S. military

 3%

 4%

 2%

6%

Total

54%

54%

63%

90%

      Source: 2016-2018 Report on Graduating Students' Outcomes

 

In 2017, the University began administering the NACE First Destination Survey. The survey seeks information on students' status since graduation and is designed to be administered to alumni one-year after graduation. The University's target is that the majority of alumni will report being employed or enrolled in a graduate or professional program. The pilot survey was launched in Spring 2017, and the response rate was 10 percent. In Spring 2018, the survey response rate increased to 14 percent.

On average, the majority of alumni reported being employed or enrolled in a graduate or professional program, as shown in the 2017-2018 Alumni Outcomes Report

Alumni Survey Primary Status after Graduation

Post-Graduation Status

Spring 2017

Spring 2018

 %

%

Employed Full-time

59%

52%

Employed Part-time

 6%

8%

Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School

 23%

24%

Serving in the U.S. military

 2%

5%

Total

90%

89%

              

Source: 2017-2018 Alumni Outcomes Report