I. The Employment and Further Education of BYU-Idaho Students at Graduation

A. Obtaining the Data. The Survey of Graduating Students is an online survey administered to graduating students three weeks prior to each commencement - April, July and December. Among other things, the survey asks students about their future plans. Response rates to the survey are shown in the tables below:


Bachelor's

December 2015

April 2016

July 2016

count

%

count

%

count

%

Surveyed

1,341

82%

1,552

76%

1,566

69%

Completed

1,099

1,184

1,077


Associate

December 2015

April 2016

July 2016

count

%

count

%

count

%

Surveyed

209

70%

157

67%

152

64%

Completed

147

105

97

Note. Those receiving an associate degree and staying to
complete a baccalaureate degree were not surveyed.

 

 

B. What are graduates planning to do after completing their degree programs at BYU-Idaho?


Note 1
Pursuing employment is determined by responses to the following questions: I have applied for full-time
employment in my chosen profession'
OR 'I will be self-employed or employed in a family business. Examples include
entrepreneurial ventures, freelance work, consulting, performing or other professional creative activity, etc.
'

Note 2
Pursuing employment is determined by responses to the following question: 'I have applied to graduate school.'

Note 3
Data are for baccalaureate graduates only.

 

C. For graduates seeking employment, how many of them obtain it or have a firm and final offer upon graduating?

Bachelor's graduates

December 2015

April 2016

July 2016

Overall
2013

count

%

count

%

count

%

Have a job or job offer

365

53%

369

57%

327

54%

55%

Do not have a job or job offer

328

47%

284

43%

282

46%

45%

TOTAL

693

 

653

 

609

 

 

Includes those who will be employed and those who will be self-employed.


 

 

D. For graduates seeking further education, how many bachelor's graduates have been accepted into a graduate program and how many associate graduates are continuing their education?

Bachelor's graduates

December 2015

April 2016

July 2016

count

%

count

%

count

%

Have been accepted to a graduate program

46

29%

99

48%

85

41%

Have not been accepted to a graduate program

112

71%

109

52%

99

59%

TOTAL

200

 

208

 

184

 


 

 

II. Employment and Further Education of BYU-Idaho Alumni

A. Obtaining the Data. The Alumni Survey is an online survey administered annually in the Winter Semester to all graduates with email addresses who graduated one year and five years prior. Cohorts include all graduates from the December, April, and July commencements. Response rates to the survey from the last two years of surveying are shown in the tables below. In general, response rates in each cohort averaged around 20%. These resulting responses represented 10% to 15% of the graduating classes surveyed. On average, the sampling error runs from 4% to 5% for each surveyed cohorts.


5 to 6 Year Cohorts

Responded

Completions
% of emailed

Completions
% of population

2004 – 2005

321 (266 B, 55 A)

20%

10%

2005 – 2006

337 (274 B, 63 A)

16%

10%

2006 – 2007

410 (338 B, 72 A)

18%

13%

2007 – 2008

435 (365 B, 70 A)

16%

13%

2008 – 2009

513 (455 B, 58 A)

18%

15%

Population: n = 3,530 (2,686 Bach; 844 Assoc)
Emailed: n = 2,864 (81% of population)


1 to 2 Year Cohorts

Responded

Completions
% of emailed

Completions
% of population

2008 – 2009

531 (458 B, 73 A)

19%

16%

2009 – 2010

586 (490 B, 96 A)

19%

15%

2010 – 2011

715 (544 B, 171 A)

18%

17%

2011 – 2012

504 (421 B, 83 A)

15%

11%

2012 – 2013

847 (709 B, 138 A)

18%

15%

Population: n = 5,491 (3,518 Bach; 1,973 Assoc)
Emailed: n = 4,606 (84% of population)

 

 

 

B. The employment situation of BYU-Idaho alumni.


5 to 6 Year Cohorts

Graduation Year

2006 - 2007

2007 - 2008

2008 - 2009

count

%

count

%

count

%

I am employed in my desired profession/ career field.

251

62%

278

65%

328

65%

I am employed but not in my desired profession/ career field.

51

13%

63

15%

68

13%

I am unemployed and looking for work.

4

1%

7

2%

8

2%

I am unemployed by choice. I am not looking for work at the present time.

98

24%

76

18%

103

20%

Other employment situtation

1

0%

4

1%

 

0%

TOTAL

405

 

428

 

507

 

1. Includes all graduates, bachelor’s and associates. Counts include both full- and part-time jobs.
2. Unemployed by choice: homemaker/family (87%), school (10%), and other (3%)

 

1 to 2 Year Cohorts

Graduation Year

2010 - 2011

2011 - 2012

2012 - 2013

count

%

count

%

count

%

I am employed in my desired profession/ career field.

342

49%

298

56%

477

57%

I am employed but not in my desired profession/ career field.

141

20%

102

19%

136

16%

I am unemployed and looking for work.

31

4%

6

1%

26

3%

I am unemployed by choice. I am not looking for work at the present time.

185

26%

120

23%

193

23%

Other employment situtation

5

1%

2

0%

2

0%

TOTAL

704

 

528

 

834

 

1. Includes all graduates, bachelor’s and associates. Counts include both full- and part-time jobs.
2. Unemployed by choice: homemaker/family (62%), school (33%), and other (5%).

 

C. The type of employment of BYU-Idaho alumni.

 

Bachelor's

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Graduating Class

n

%

n

%

2005 - 2006

144

85%

26

15%

170

2006 - 2007

199

85%

36

15%

235

2007 - 2008

213

82%

48

18%

261

2008 - 2009

263

88%

36

12%

299

2009- 2010

248

78%

71

22%

319

2010- 2011

288

79%

77

21%

365

2011- 2012

253

83%

50

17%

303

2012- 2013

391

87%

56

13%

447

Percentages are based on respondents who indicated that they were employed. Includes only Bachelor’s graduates.

 

D. The educational pursuits of BYU-Idaho alumni.

1. Since leaving BYU-Idaho have you pursued a Master's degree (e.g., MS, MA, MBA, MFA) and what is its completion status?

Bachelor's

Out 5 Years

Out 1 Year

2007 - 2008

2008- 2009

2011- 2012

2012- 2013

n

%

n

%

n

%

n

%

Completed

95

30%

115

33%

32

9%

77

14%

In Progress

30

10%

33

23%

57

15%

76

14%

In Future Plans

69

22%

80

9%

138

37%

175

32%

No/Not Applicable

120

38%

120

34%

145

39%

211

39%

Grand Total

314

 

348

 

372

 

539

 

 

2. Since leaving BYU-Idaho have you pursued a Doctoral level degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DDS, MD, JD) and what is its completion status?

Bachelor's

Out 5 Years

Out 1 Year

2007 - 2008

2008- 2009

2011- 2012

2012- 2013

n

%

n

%

n

%

n

%

Completed

23

9%

32

11%

 0

0%

11

2%

In Progress

13

5%

14

5%

31

9%

50

11%

In Future Plans

33

12%

35

12%

51

15%

59

12%

No/Not Applicable

198

74%

205

72%

248

75%

354

75%

Grand Total

267

 

286

 

330

 

474

100%

 

 

3. Summary of all Post-BYUI Educational Pursuits of Bachelor's Graduates
source: National Student Clearinghouse

Status

  2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016

COMPLETED POST BYU-I EDUCATION

count

1,044 974 61 31

percent

34% 31% 2% 1%

PURSUING POST BYU-I EDUCATION

count

1,158 547 584 1370

percent

38% 17% 18% 38%

NO POST BYU-I
EDUCATION

count

856 1,651 2,575 2,252

percent

28% 52% 80% 62%

Total count

  3,058 3,172 3,220 3,653

 

Degrees Earned

2010

2011

2012

2012 2012

2015

Associate Degree 13 16 6 5 1  
Bachelors Degree 16 11 13 7 3 1
PostBach Certificate     1      
Masters Degree 363 292 274 164 103 19
Doctoral-Professional 60 59 49 13 1  
Doctoral-Research 28 18 24 6    
Certificate 23 16 10 14 5 1
NOT SPECIFIED 29 24 14 13 6 2

Grand Total

532 436 391 222 119 23

 

Updated 14 February 2017