I. The Employment of BYU-Idaho Students Post Graduation

who are employed or actively seeking employment. The employment percentage is the percentage of those who are in the labor force and employed. The Labor Force percentage is the percentage of all respondents who are in the labor force.

Employed

In the Labor Force

Academic Year Count Percent of
Labor Force
Count Percent of
Respondents
2013-2014 1,055 62.7% 1,604 57.6%
2014-2015 1,077 60.4% 1,782 60.2%
2015-2016 1,290 56.3% 2,293 68.2%
2016-2017 1,276 52.8% 2,417 71%
2017-2018 1,317 54.1% 2,434 75.8%
2018-2019 1,862 59.9% 3,106 76.2%
2019-2020 2,220 72.8% 3,051 73.3%

Source: Survey of Graduating Students

Note: In 2019, the Survey of Graduating Students was updated so that employment better aligned with the  Bureau of Labor Statistics' definition of employment. Before that, students were only counted as employed if they were self-employed or “employed in their chosen profession.”


b. How many Graduates are Employed after Graduation?

The labor force are those who are employed or actively seeking employment. The employment percentage is the percentage of those who are in the labor force and employed. The Labor Force percentage is the percentage of all respondents who are in the labor force.

 

120 Days After Graduation

1 Year After Graduation

5 Years After Graduation

 

Employed

In the Labor Force

Employed

In the Labor Force

Employed

In the Labor Force

Year Surveyed Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent Count Percent
2014 383 92.7% 413 77.1% 333 95.1% 350 80.6%
2015 554 83.3% 665 77.4% 359 85.9% 418 80.7%
2016 447 82.3% 543 79.4% 302 82.1% 368 78.8%
2017 577 80.3% 719 76.5% 262 88.8% 295 76.2%
2018 1093 97.1% 1126 70.4% 663 99% 670 72.4%
2019 847 91.2% 929 75.8% 1584 96% 1650 75.4% 706 97.9% 721 69.5%
2020 1498 87.2% 1718 74.4% 1223 94.3% 1297 74.4% 594 97.9% 607 71.8%

Sources: 120 Days after graduation – 120 Day Survey and 1 and 5 Years after graduation – Alumni Survey

Notes: Students weren’t surveyed at 120 days after graduation until 2019 Starting in 2019, Alumni are surveyed at the end of the semester that falls 1 and 5 years after they graduated (e.g. a student who graduated Spring 2015 would be surveyed Spring 2016 and Spring 2020) Before 2019, alumni were surveyed 1 and 5 academic years after graduation (e.g. those who graduated Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016 would be surveyed during the Spring of 2017 for their one year survey).


II. The Education of BYU-Idaho Graduates Post-Graduation

a. What percentage of Graduates seeking Graduate school are accepted by graduation?

Accepted to Graduate School

Seeking Graduate School

Academic Year Count Percent Count Percent
2013-2014 209 51.6 405 14.6
2014-2015 205 42.3 485 16.4
2015-2016 230 39.6 581 17.3
2016-2017 193 37.3 518 15.2
2017-2018 200 40.2 498 15.5
2018-2019 244 42.1 579 14.2
2019-2020 224 27.5 815 19.6

Source: Survey of Graduating Students

Note: Before 2019, Students “Seeking graduate school” were those who responded yes to the question “Have you applied to graduate school?”. Starting 2019, “Seeking Graduate school” includes those students who (1) marked that they were currently seeking further education and (2) when asked what type of further education responded that they were seeking a Masters, PhD, or other professional degree.


b. What percentage of Alumni are currently enrolled in a graduate program when surveyed?

  1 Year After Graduation 5 Years After Graduation
Year Surveyed Count Percent Count Percent
2014 33 6.2 117 27
2015 90 10.5 146 28.2
2016 70 10.2 123 26.3
2017 60 6.4 75 19.4
2018 240 12.7 66 6.2
2019 340 12.9 108 9.1
2020 243 12.7 87 9.1

Source: Alumni Survey

Note: The percent given is the percentage of respondents who are currently enrolled in a graduate (Masters, PhD, or other professional degree) program.


c. Degrees Earned By Graduates

Degrees Earned
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 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
Total: 532 436 391 222 119 23

Source: National Student Clearinghouse