Data table accompanying Part 3 of a 3 part series
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- Placement Rate – (# students that have accepted a full time job) / (# students that have accepted a full time job + # of students that have responded that they are seeking a full time job opportunity)
- Success Rate – (# students that have accepted a “success” + # students seeking a full time job) where success = 1) full time job, 2) part-time job, 3) graduate school, 4) U.S. Armed Forces, or 5) position in a voluntary service
- Median Salary = Annual earnings of students that received federal student aid and began college 10 years ago, regardless of their completion status. The median is a number that reduces the bias inherent in averages.
- % More than HS Graduate – % of students who received federal student aid, were working, and were not enrolled in school that earned more than the typical high school graduate 6 years after entering college.”
- Appalachian State U.’s data includes graduate students.
- Florida State U. does a graduating senior survey with a 92% response rate identifying these students plans after college. 61% of FSU’s students indicate they plan to be employed after graduation of those students, 84% have a job at graduation. FSU’s year-end report indicates it includes data from a 6-month follow-up post-graduation but no data about this data was labeled.
- Johns Hopkins U. does not report university-level placement data. John Hopkin’s data is of their undergraduates at their main campus. Johns Hopkins acknowledges their requirement to share placement data and their website states that this is not applicable. My understanding from their websites is that Johns Hopkins expects each college or school to track this placement data and share it. Some of them do this, other’s do not.
- Liberty U.’s data does not indicate if it includes graduate students.
- Princeton U. has one of the best definitions of their methodology but they knowledge and success rates have to be pieced together. Their Registrars site indicates that there were 1,175 students graduating with their bachelor’s degree in 2021. When we add up their data on graduates destinations from several dashboard screens we find that they have data for 1,134 graduates. What we don’t know if this resulting 97% is documenting their knowledge rate or their success rate, or both.
- Pseudonym U.’s data includes graduate students. Also, of their 66% of graduating students indicating job placement, 56% of these students indicate they will be continuing with their same employer they had prior to graduation. This could mean they had a full-time job while earning their degree.
- Swarthmore C does a graduating senior survey with a 73% response rate identifying these students plans after college. 96% of their students indicate they plan to work or go to graduate school.
- U. of Lynchburg’s Knowledge Rate of 42% is for 2020. However, in 2019, their Knowledge Rate was 91%.
- The U. of Texas Austin does not report university-level placement data. U. of Texas reports their placement data from their School of Liberal Studies, which makes up 24% of the undergraduate students at the U. of Texas Austin.
- U. of Virginia shares the number of responses to their survey but in order to get their response rate one must go to a different website to identify the number of bachelor’s level graduates.
- Westmont C. has the requisite data needed in their First Destinations Report but they do not share it in their Consumer Information section.