Fall 2013 and prior graduating class outcomes data were collected during a one-time only Cap and Gown collection process one week to one day prior to graduation.
Spring 2014 and subsequent graduating class outcomes data now collected through CSO Research The Outcomes Survey (TOS) which occurs during Cap and Gown pick up and later by email and/or phone-based follow up at three, six, and 12-month time periods with the expectation that graduates will favorably change over time.
All TOS results indicate most recent known status if post-graduation status was updated or confirmed by graduate.
December 2014 class received a one-time phone-based follow up to increase updated post-graduate responses.
May 2015 and December 2015 classes received multiple phone-based and email-based followup with St. Mary’s and alternate email accounts to increase updated post-graduate responses over the low post-graduate reporting levels from previous classes.
Fall 2013 and prior class outcomes data gained through Graduating Student Survey allowed for dual post-graduation outcomes at time of graduation only and not beyond. Graduates could dually report any type of employment and seeking graduate or professional school within one year. Any type of experiential education was included in fall 2013 and prior class outcomes data.
Spring 2014 and subsequent class outcomes data forces selection of a single post-graduation outcome as the Primary Outcome.
Report of Employment includes military service, volunteer services, part-time and full-time employment. Graduates selecting this as their Primary Outcome are listed together.
Graduate/Professional School plans are assessed and include Enrolling in, or Seeking Acceptance to Graduate/Professional School within one year. Graduates selecting this as their Primary Outcome are listed together
Experiential Education in TOS offers greater variety of options for graduates to select multiple experiential education experiences over the course of their St. Mary’s education. Graduates indicating completion of Experiential Education participated in internships, assistantships, student teaching, research, clinical experiences and practicums. Due to the one to two hours a week timeframe of typical service-learning time commitment, those students indicating participation in this type of Experiential Education were not included in the total count.