Mount St. Joseph University’s career center recently completed its annual Graduate Employment Report of those alumni who received their undergraduate or graduate degrees from the Mount in 2014. The employment survey is sent annually to alumni who graduated the previous year to determine employment status.
This year, 91% of undergraduate and 84% of graduate alumni, the highest rates in the Mount’s recent history, took part in the survey.
“This is a significant number for data purposes,” said Linda Pohlgeers, director of the career and experiential education center. “Surveys like this are only as accurate as the amount of responses. To have such a high response rate says a lot about our alumni and it gives us valuable data regarding their career paths.”
To determine success rate, the Mount determined it by full-time professional employment plus those in further study (graduate school) plus those not seeking employment. The survey results found:
· 83.8% undergraduate success rate
· 87.5% graduate success rate
· The success rate jumps to 93.8% for graduate students when professional part-time jobs are factored in.
Cooperative education plays an important role in a Mount education and nearly 25% of the graduating class participated in cooperative education. Of the co-op students (excluding those who co-oped at the Mount), nearly 30% were hired by their co-op employer after graduation. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) hired the most Mount graduates, followed by Great American Insurance Group and Procter & Gamble.
Success rates among the schools:
· School of Business—94.8%
· School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences—89.6%
· School of Health Sciences—87.9%
· School of Education—76.0%
· School of Arts & Humanities—69.9%
Among the graduate results:
· 100% of students in the School of Education who responded are all employed in full-time professional positions
· 92.1% of physical therapy graduates work in full-time professional positions
The survey also shows that students who go on to further study (masters and doctoral programs), attend graduate schools around the country. Most students in a doctoral program attend the Mount for physical therapy, while those seeking a masters program attend the Mount (21 students), and many others attend institutions such as University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, University of North Carolina, University of Kentucky, Loyola University, and the University of South Africa.