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

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 is 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

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 to 2005 321 (266 B, 55 A) 20% 10%
2005 to 2006 337 (274 B, 63 A) 16% 10%
2006 to 2007 410 (338 B, 72 A) 18% 13%
2007 to 2008 435 (365 B, 70 A) 16% 13%
2008 to 2009 513 (455 B, 58 A)  18% 15%

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



1 to 2 Year Cohorts

  Responded Completions % of emailed Completions % of populations
2008 to 2009 531 (458 B, 73 A) 19% 16%
2009 to 2010 586 (490 B, 96 A) 19% 15%
2010 to 2011 715 (544 B, 171 A) 18% 17%
2011 to 2012 504 (421 B, 83 A) 15% 11%
2012 to 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

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 unemplyed by choice. I am not looking for work at the present time. 98 24% 76 18% 103 20%
Other employment situation 1 0% 4 1% 0 0%
Total: 405 428 507
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

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 situation 5 1% 2 0% 2 0%
Total: 704 528 834
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 

2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
count % count % count % count % count % count % count % count %
Full-time 144 85% 199 85% 213 82% 263 88% 248 78% 288 79% 253 83% 391 87%
Part-time 26 15% 36 15% 48 18% 36 12% 71 22% 77 21% 50 17% 56 13%
Total: 170 235 261 299 319 365 303 447
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
count % count % count % count %
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%
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
count % count % count % count %
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%
Total: 267 286 330 474 100%

3. Summary of all Post-BYUI Educational Pursuits of Bachelor's Graduates


Status

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
count % count % count % count %
Completed post BYU-I Education 1,044 34% 974 31% 61 2% 31 1%
Pursuing Post BYU-I Education 1,158 38% 547 17% 584 18% 1,370 38%
No Post BYU-I Education 856 28% 1,651 52% 2,575 80% 2,252 62%
Total: 3,058 3,172 3,220 3,653


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