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Graduate Placement Report


Survey Process
The Office of Career Services, in collaboration with academic departments, collects post-graduate plans from all Stevenson University students on an annual basis. The list of graduating students was obtained from the Office of Institutional Research and these numbers correspond with IPEDS data. The electronic survey, created using Survey Monkey, is launched one week before graduation. Career Services professional staff members were present at graduation rehearsal to promote the survey. Additionally, new graduates were sent the survey one, two, and three months after graduation. After that, professional staff and peer advisors from the Office of Career Services telephone students to personally obtain post-graduation information. This information is also retrieved from faculty. The complete survey for the 2014-2015 report closed six months after the end of May 2015.  
In 2014-2015, there were a total of 1020 graduates from Stevenson University, which also includes the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Of those 1020 students, a total of 931 responded to the survey and resulted in a 91% response rate. 

The following questions are standard as part of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destination Survey protocols.  

Data by Percentage of Response

Employed full time:  75%
Employed part time:  9%
Volunteer or service program: 0.2%
US Military:  0.6%
Continuing Education (enrolled):  6%
Planning to continue education: 2%
Seeking employment: 7.1%
Not seeking employment or continuing education: 0.1%

Executive Summary

Examining the data broadly, 85% of 2014-2015 Stevenson graduates were working, in the military, or involved with a service/volunteer program and 8% were going to graduate school or planning to enroll.  Ninety three percent (93%) of Stevenson University graduates were working, going to graduate school or planning to enroll, working as a volunteer or with a service program, or in the US Military.


Last Updated: 04/13/2016

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