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Job Placement and Graduate and Professional Education Placement for Graduated Students

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires institutions to make available to current and prospective students information on job placement and graduate and professional education placement of graduates. This information is gathered from the results of the Recent Graduates Survey, which, in accordance with the reporting conventions of various higher education survey groups (e.g., U.S. News & World Report, Peterson's), is administered six months after graduation for undergraduate degree earners and three months after graduation for graduate degree earners. Because UMass Dartmouth has three degree award periods during the course of an academic year (September, January, and May), the Recent Graduates Survey is administered in stages each academic year to accommodate each of these degree award periods*. 

Information on job placement and graduate and professional education placement of graduates can also be found in the results of the Cap and Gown Survey (CGS) and the Five-Year Out Alumni Survey. However, because the CGS only asks students about their planned activities following graduation and the Five-Year Out Alumni Survey is administered several years after graduation, job placement and education placement of graduated students is officially reported from the results of the Recent Graduates Survey.

Currently, there are no guidelines that are commonly followed by all institutions in reporting job and educational placement for graduates. Therefore, be advised that the placement rates and data reported by UMass Dartmouth will likely not be comparable to those reported by other institutions.

Summary data on the most recent undergraduate and graduate classes can be found below. Detailed data is available from the results of the Recent Graduates Survey. (Note: UMass School of Law – Dartmouth must follow specific standards for collecting data on graduates’ outcomes; these data are collected by the Law Career Services Office and can be found via the UMass Law Profile page).

*This data collection schedule was implemented in academic year (AY) 2012-2013. Data for periods prior to AY 2012-2013 do not follow this collection procedure.


Job and Education Placement of Academic Year 2012-2013 Undergraduate Alumni

Of the 1,190 alumni who earned an undergraduate degree during academic year 2012-2013 and received a survey invitation, 233 provided data on their job placement (a response rate of 19.6%).

Job Placement:

Has Full-time Job  66.5%
Has Part-time job  18.9%
Not employed, but seeking employment   8.2%
Not employed, and NOT seeking employment   6.4%
  100.0%

Job Placement Rate: For undergraduate alumni employed or seeking employment, 71.1% reported that they were employed full-time.

 

Of the 1,190 alumni who earned an undergraduate degree during academic year 2012-2013 and received a survey invitation, 231 provided data on their educational placement (a response rate of 19.4%).

Educational Placement:

 

Currently pursuing additional advanced study  25.1%
Not pursuing additional advanced study, but plans to do so at some point  60.6%
Not pursuing additional advanced study, and does NOT plan to do so  14.3%
  100.0%

 

Job and Education Placement of Academic Year 2012-2013 Graduate Alumni

Of the 366 alumni who earned a graduate degree or certificate during academic year 2012-2013 and received a survey invitation, 113 provided data on their job placement (a response rate of 30.1%).

Job Placement:

Has Full-time Job  61.9%
Has Part-time job  13.3%
Not employed, but seeking employment  23.9%
Not employed, and NOT seeking employment    0.9%
  100.0%

 Job Placement Rate: For graduate alumni employed or seeking employment, 62.5% reported that they were employed full-time.

 

Of the 366 alumni who earned a graduate degree or certificate during academic year 2012-2013 and received a survey invitation, 111 provided data on their educational placement (a response rate of 30.3%).

Educational Placement:

 

Currently pursuing additional advanced study  19.8%
Not pursuing additional advanced study, but plans to do so at some point  37.8%
Not pursuing additional advanced study, and does NOT plan to do so  42.3%
  100.0%

 

 

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