MOUNT ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cincinnati, OH (February 13, 2019) – A new survey report by the Mount’s Career and Experiential Education Center has found that 98.2 percent of surveyed undergraduate students who graduated in May 2018 have found full-time or part-time employment, are pursuing graduate education, volunteering full time, or have entered into military service within six months of graduation.
The Schools of Humanities, Health Sciences, Business, and Education all achieved a 100 percent Career Outcomes Rate among those reported.
Additionally, the number of undergraduate students seeking further education increased to 17.9 percent of the graduating class, compared with 11.6 percent in 2017. Over half of those students seeking graduate degrees are returning to Mount St. Joseph University to continue their education.
During the 2017-2018 school year, 43.4 percent of the undergraduate class participated in cooperative education, nearly doubling last year’s participation (23.3 percent), while 34 percent of the undergraduate co-op students were offered employment.
The survey findings were equally strong for surveyed graduate students (master's and/or doctoral degrees), who achieved a 100 percent Career Outcomes rate in 2018, with 95.2 percent finding full-time employment and 4.8 percent finding part-time employment. This is an increase from 92.9 percent and 4.1 percent (respectively) in 2017.
Many of the Mount’s alumni, both undergraduate and graduate, have earned positions at several of Cincinnati’s leading organizations, including TriHealth, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Mercy Health, and Cincinnati Public Schools.
“We are extremely proud of our graduates,” says Linda Pohlgeers, director of the Career and Experiential Education Center, “Year after year, our students continue to obtain employment at high rates after their time at the Mount.”
The Career Outcomes Rates represent a knowledge rate (response rate) of 89.3 percent for undergraduate students and 96.5 percent for graduate students.
About the Mount
As a Catholic institution rooted in the values of the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University excels at serving the common good. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at the Mount are inspired to think beyond the classroom and redraw the bounds of what’s possible for their futures. This is accomplished through individualized educational experiences, a safe, secure campus environment and an all-in commitment from faculty and staff to seeing students reach their highest potential. The Mount fosters life-long learners who serve, care, and contribute to the world beyond their front doors.