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Survey of Recent Graduates, Class of 2012

 

Santa Clara University surveyed the Class of 2012 in February 2013, approximately eight months after their graduation dates. The purpose of the study was to learn the respondents’ employment and/or graduate school status.

Statistics Available for Arts & Sciences graduates

 


Post-Graduation Status

72 percent of the Arts and Sciences respondents reported that they were employed or self-employed full time or attending graduate school.
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Preparation for Life After College - By Academic Cluster

90 percent of the Arts and Sciences respondents reported that they received good to excellent preparation for life after college.
Preparation for Life After College - By Academic Cluster - 90 percent of the Arts and Sciences respondents reported that they received good to excellent preparation for life after college

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Median Starting Incomes - By Academic Cluster

The median salary for Arts & Sciences graduates working full time was $40,500.


Median Starting Incomes - By Academic Cluster - The median salary for Arts & Sciences graduates working full time was $40,500

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Preparation for Success in Careers

89 percent of graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences who were employed full-time reported receiving good to excellent preparation for their careers.
Preparation for Success in Careers - 89 percent of graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences who were employed full-time reported receiving good to excellent preparation for their careers


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Graduate School Admission Status

Of those Arts & Sciences graduates who applied, 97 percent were admitted to at least one full-time graduate program.


Graduate School Admission Status - Of those Arts & Sciences graduates who applied, 97 percent were admitted to at least one full-time graduate program



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Methodology and Statistical Significance of the Study

These data were collected from graduates who began as first-time freshmen in 2008 and graduated within four years. The survey instrument was emailed to all 2012 graduates for whom we had valid e-mail addresses (98%). The response rate of 41 percent (409 respondents) yields a profile that is representative of the class of 2012 by sex, school/college, and ethnicity/race.

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