Graduating Student Surveys : Part 1

Part 1 (Questions 1 - 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Total Responses

1116

1052

773

810

738

1012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Please choose which semester you first enrolled in any college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall

77.2%

80.1%

79.3%

76.8%

78.3%

78.0%

 

Spring

12.5%

10.8%

13.5%

13.1%

11.7%

12.3%

 

Summer

10.4%

9.0%

7.2%

10.0%

10.0%

9.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Please choose which month you expect to graduate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

53.7%

57.6%

43.2%

42.7%

81.2%

47.5%

 

December

33.2%

29.8%

44.2%

43.1%

*

37.2%

 

August

13.1%

12.5%

12.5%

14.2%

18.8%

15.3%

*In the future, responses will be by term, therefore winter 2010 graduates are not included here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Choose the career plan which BEST describes your plans following graduation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently employed will continue working in the same job

21.3%

18.8%

19.1%

24.8%

19.9%

18.6%

 

Currently employed, continue with same company different job

6.7%

5.8%

4.4%

4.7%

4.5%

5.8%

 

Accepted job directly related to major

7.3%

6.7%

7.1%

6.7%

8.3%

6.5%

 

Seeking employment, have not received offers

25.5%

26.1%

28.2%

25.2%

25.1%

29.4%

 

Offered employment not related to my career plans

1.3%

1.5%

0.5%

0.6%

1.2%

0.9%

 

Considering job offers in my field

17.1%

19.4%

18.1%

16.5%

18.3%

15.7%

 

Accepted job not related to my field

0.8%

1.0%

1.0%

0.5%

0.3%

0.4%

 

Accepted and will attend graduate/professional school

1.8%

1.1%

1.7%

1.0%

0.7%

0.7%

 

If accepted, will attend graduate/professional school

14.6%

15.9%

18.1%

16.5%

19.0%

18.5%

 

Enter the military

1.1%

1.0%

0.6%

1.5%

0.7%

1.1%

 

Work inside the home

0.4%

0.7%

0.3%

0.5%

0.1%

0.9%

 

Take a break after graduation

2.2%

2.0%

0.8%

1.5%

2.0%

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Do your career plans require licensing or certification?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

64.2%

64.8%

68.0%

68.4%

71.1%

67.9%

 

No

35.8%

35.2%

32.0%

31.6%

28.9%

32.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4b. If yes, in which field?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounting/Auditing

13.2%

13.1%

17.1%

19.3%

15.9%

4.7%

 

Education

2.4%

3.7%

2.8%

3.5%

3.8%

24.7%

 

Medical/Dental

23.3%

23.6%

24.3%

22.3%

28.3%

36.6%

 

Real Estate

2.7%

2.2%

3.0%

2.3%

3.5%

0.6%

 

Engineering

1.6%

2.0%

2.5%

1.4%

1.8%

2.2%

 

Law Enforcement

6.4%

7.3%

5.2%

8.0%

6.6%

7.7%

 

Psychology/Counseling

0.9%

0.6%

0.5%

0.5%

0.4%

4.9%

 

Social Work

2.2%

2.9%

2.3%

3.4%

3.0%

3.9%

 

Other, Specify

11.2%

9.6%

10.0%

13.4%

8.5%

14.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Do you currently have plans for additional education?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I hope to enroll at the following institution:

16.7%

15.5%

18.1%

16.3%

16.4%

17.8%

 

No, not at this time

24.2%

24.8%

23.5%

24.1%

22.9%

22.2%

 

Undecided

38.0%

38.1%

35.4%

37.7%

38.6%

40.8%

 

Yes, I hope to attend MSU

21.1%

21.6%

22.9%

22.0%

22.1%

19.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Choose the program from which you are receiving your degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounting

2.4%

3.2%

3.6%

3.7%

4.3%

4.0%

 

Social Work

2.3%

3.0%

2.2%

1.7%

2.7%

2.7%

 

Business Computer Information Systems

2.4%

0.3%

1.2%

0.5%

1.5%

1.4%

 

Economics

0.1%

0.2%

0.9%

0.6%

0.4%

0.3%

 

Finance

2.9%

2.4%

3.6%

2.3%

2.4%

2.3%

 

General Business

1.6%

1.7%

2.6%

2.7%

2.2%

2.7%

 

Management

4.3%

3.6%

4.8%

4.1%

2.8%

3.3%

 

Marketing

3.1%

3.5%

4.5%

2.6%

2.8%

3.2%

 

International Trade

0.7%

0.1%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

 

Education (Interdisciplinary Studies)

6.4%

6.7%

8.5%

9.6%

6.6%

10.8%

 

Mechanical Engineering

0.0%

1.0%

1.7%

0.0%

1.9%

1.3%

 

Kinesiology

4.2%

2.3%

4.0%

5.6%

5.3%

4.0%

 

International Studies

1.0%

0.6%

0.5%

0.4%

0.0%

0.3%

 

Applied Arts & Sciences

14.3%

12.5%

7.6%

13.1%

8.8%

10.2%

 

Art

1.2%

1.6%

1.0%

1.6%

1.1%

1.3%

 

Mass Communication

2.3%

1.9%

1.6%

2.0%

1.5%

2.2%

 

Theatre

1.3%

0.5%

0.3%

0.9%

0.8%

0.2%

 

Music

1.3%

1.2%

1.2%

0.9%

1.4%

0.9%

 

Dental Hygiene

1.1%

2.2%

1.9%

0.4%

2.2%

1.7%

 

Nursing

9.9%

12.6%

12.2%

13.0%

10.3%

13.4%

 

Radiological Science

10.8%

9.1%

10.3%

11.1%

14.4%

10.5%

 

Respiratory Care

2.6%

2.9%

2.7%

2.2%

3.7%

3.0%

 

English

1.7%

2.1%

1.3%

1.4%

2.6%

1.3%

 

History

1.6%

1.4%

1.4%

1.1%

2.2%

2.3%

 

Humanities

0.1%

0.4%

0.3%

0.2%

0.5%

0.7%

 

Spanish

0.4%

0.8%

0.5%

0.7%

0.5%

0.9%

 

Computer Science

1.3%

0.3%

1.3%

1.0%

0.9%

1.1%

 

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

1.1%

0.4%

0.5%

0.7%

0.7%

0.0%

 

Mathematics

0.6%

1.0%

0.8%

0.4%

0.4%

0.4%

 

Criminal Justice

4.8%

6.3%

5.0%

6.2%

4.6%

3.8%

 

Political Science

1.1%

1.0%

0.6%

0.5%

0.9%

0.6%

 

Sociology

1.3%

1.8%

0.9%

2.5%

1.4%

1.4%

 

Biological Science

4.0%

3.0%

3.9%

1.5%

3.1%

2.6%

 

Chemical Technology

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

 

Chemistry

0.4%

0.4%

0.6%

0.6%

0.1%

0.0%

 

Environmental Science

0.1%

0.2%

0.4%

0.2%

0.7%

0.2%

 

Geology and Geophysics

0.3%

0.6%

0.4%

0.5%

0.3%

0.9%

 

Clinical Laboratory Science

0.8%

0.7%

0.4%

0.5%

0.5%

0.5%

 

Physics

0.4%

0.2%

0.1%

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

 

Psychology

3.7%

3.0%

3.6%

2.3%

3.3%

4.2%