Graduate School and Career Placement Rates

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to current and prospective students. Taylor's Calling and Career Office collects survey data from alumni nine months after graduation. The 2014 Full Report is available online, and previous years' reports are available on request. We want to provide you with accurate data, but also want you to be informed consumers. As you research this same information at other schools, don't just compare a random statistic that is offered; ask for their official data so that you can review comparable data. Each will report information in different formats, so we have created a blank chart for you to print off and use for your comparisons.

Taylor's summary includes the following descriptions of graduate pursuits:

Full Time Employment: graduates who obtained full time employment
Graduate School:
those who identified themselves as attending graduate or professional school
Part Time Employment:
graduates who have obtained part time employment
Other:
graduates who are pursuing nontraditional activities which may include service and ministries as well as travel experiences before entering the job market
Still Seeking: graduates who are still seeking employment in their field

  • Art

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 144
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 124
    Response Rate: 86%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment  73% 79% 72% 54% 41%
    Graduate School 0% 0% 0% 0% 3%
    PT Employment 28% 21% 7% 39% 38%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 21% 8% 19%
    Graduates Responding 18 29 14 26 37
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 88% 93% 82%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    72% 79% 72% 54% 44%
  • Biblical Literature, Christian Educational Ministries, Philosophy

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 206
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 166
    Response Rate: 81%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment  77% 52% 61% 43% 51%
    Graduate School 18% 19% 16% 30% 26%
    PT Employment 5% 14% 18% 22% 8%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 14% 5% 5% 15%
    Graduates Responding 22 21 38 46 39
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 85% 95% 95% 85%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    95% 71% 77% 73% 77%
  • Biology

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 117
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 109
    Response Rate: 93%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    41% 29% 35% 30% 19%
    Graduate School 53% 48% 48% 59% 52%
    PT Employment 6% 19% 13% 7% 10%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 5% 4% 4% 19%
    Graduates Responding 17 21 23 27 21
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 95% 96% 96% 81%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    94% 76% 83% 89% 71%
  • Business

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 147
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 128
    Response Rate: 87%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    93% 79% 83% 69% 78%
    Graduate School 2% 13% 8% 6% 6%
    PT Employment 5% 6% 7% 13% 6%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 2% 2% 12% 9%
    Graduates Responding 43 47 59 52 64
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 98% 98% 88% 91%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    95% 92% 91% 75% 84%
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 27
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 25
    Response Rate: 93%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    33% 0% 42% 50% 0%
    Graduate School 67% 50% 29% 50% 100%
    PT Employment 0% 50% 29% 0% 0%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Graduates Responding 9 2 7 4 3
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    100% 50% 71% 100% 100%
  • Communication Arts

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 78
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 77
    Response Rate: 99%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    58% 50% 63% 33% 47%
    Graduate School 0% 33% 0% 27% 6%
    PT Employment 33% 0% 37% 40% 25%
    Other / Still Seeking 8% 17% 0% 0% 22%
    Graduates Responding 12 6 8 15 36
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    92% 83% 100% 100% 78%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    58% 83% 63% 60% 53%
  • Computer Science & Engineering

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 74
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 66
    Response Rate: 89%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    91% 100% 94% 88% 88%
    Graduate School 9% 0% 0% 12% 0%
    PT Employment 0% 0% 0% 0% 6%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 6% 0% 6%
    Graduates Responding 11 6 16 16  17
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 94% 100% 94%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    100% 100% 94% 100% 88%
  • Earth & Environmental Science

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 28
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 25
    Response Rate: 89%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    50% 50% 33% 67% 50%
    Graduate School 30% 25% 50% 33% 0%
    PT Employment 20% 25% 0% 0% 0%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 17% 0% 50%
    Graduates Responding 10 4 6 3 2
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 83% 100% 50%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    80% 75% 83% 100% 50%
  • Economics

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 17
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 14
    Response Rate: 82%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    75% 100% 0% 40% 100%
    Graduate School 0% 0% 0% 40% 0%
    PT Employment 0% 0% 100% 20% 0%
    Other / Still Seeking 25% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Graduates Responding 4 1 1 5 3
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    75% 100% 0% 100% 100%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    75% 100% 0% 80% 100%
  • Elementary Education

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 201
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 186
    Response Rate: 93%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    84% 81% 58% 76% 77%
    Graduate School 7% 7% 4% 7% 2%
    PT Employment 7% 10% 34% 17% 18%
    Other / Still Seeking 2% 2% 4% 0% 2%
    Graduates Responding 43 42 28 29 44
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    98% 98% 96% 100% 98%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    91% 88% 62% 83% 79%
  • English

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 90
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 79
    Response Rate: 88%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    54% 58% 44% 86% 28%
    Graduate School 9% 25% 12% 5% 0%
    PT Employment 36% 17% 25% 9% 39%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 19% 0% 33%
    Graduates Responding 11 12 16 22 18
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 81% 100% 67%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    64% 83% 56% 91% 28%
  • Geography

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 1
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 1
    Response Rate: 100%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    N/A N/A N/A 100% N/A
    Graduate School N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A
    PT Employment N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A
    Other / Still Seeking N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A
    Graduates Responding 0 0 0 1 0
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    N/A N/A N/A 100% N/A
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    N/A N/A N/A 100% N/A
  • History

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 156
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 120
    Response Rate: 77%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    78% 40% 60% 50% 43%
    Graduate School 6% 14% 15% 12% 24%
    PT Employment 11% 17% 15% 27% 10%
    Other / Still Seeking 6% 29% 10% 12% 24%
    Graduates Responding 18 35 20 26 21
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    94% 71% 90% 89% 72%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    83% 54% 75% 62% 67%
  • Mathematics

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 41
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 31
    Response Rate: 76%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    80% 38% 66% 40% 71%
    Graduate School 20% 25% 17% 60% 29%
    PT Employment 0% 25% 0% 0% 0%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 13% 17% 0% 0%
    Graduates Responding 5 8 6 5 7
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 88% 83% 100% 100%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    100% 63% 83% 100% 100%
  • Media Communication

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 138
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 128
    Response Rate: 93%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    80% 66% 69% 76% 100%
    Graduate School 3% 10% 9% 4% 0%
    PT Employment 0% 8% 11% 12% 0%
    Other / Still Seeking 16% 16% 11% 8% 0%
    Graduates Responding 31 38 26 25 8
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    84% 84% 89% 92% 100%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    84% 76% 78% 80% 100%
  • Modern Languages

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 36
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 21
    Response Rate: 58%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    100% 60% 60% 50% 100%
    Graduate School 0% 40% 20% 50% 0%
    PT Employment 0% 0% 20% 0% 0%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
    Graduates Responding 1 5 5 2 8
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    100% 100% 80% 100% 100%
  • Music

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 60
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 57
    Response Rate: 95%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    56% 63% 20% 33% 67%
    Graduate School 22% 13% 10% 22% 8%
    PT Employment 22% 13% 30% 39% 8%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 13% 10% 6% 17%
    Graduates Responding 9 8 10 18 12
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 88% 90% 94% 83%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    78% 75% 60% 55% 75%
  • Physical Education and Human Performance

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 132
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 120
    Response Rate: 91%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    53% 52% 47% 50% 41%
    Graduate School 33% 33% 26% 23% 32%
    PT Employment 13% 15% 16% 27% 9%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 11% 0% 18%
    Graduates Responding 30 27 9 22 22
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 89% 100% 82%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    87% 85% 73% 73% 73%
  • Physics and Engineering

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 47
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 44
    Response Rate: 94%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    78% 67% 67% 71% 38%
    Graduate School 22% 22% 33% 15% 38%
    PT Employment 0% 11% 0% 14% 8%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 0% 0% 15%
    Graduates Responding 9 9 6 7 13
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 100% 100% 84%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    100% 89% 100% 86% 76%
  • Political Science

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 55
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 47
    Response Rate: 85%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    89% 54% 66% 75% 45%
    Graduate School 11% 38% 17% 13% 27%
    PT Employment 0% 0% 17% 12% 0%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 8% 0% 0% 27%
    Graduates Responding 9 13 6 8 11
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 92% 100% 100% 72%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    100% 92% 83% 88% 72%
  • Professional Writing

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 62
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 54
    Response Rate: 87%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    82% 56% 41% 25% N/A
    Graduate School 6%/td> 11% 6% 0% N/A
    PT Employment 6% 22% 35% 75% N/A
    Other / Still Seeking 6% 11% 18% 0% N/A
    Graduates Responding 16 9 17 12 N/A
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    94% 89% 82% 100% N/A
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    88% 67% 47% 25% N/A
  • Psychology

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 200
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 187
    Response Rate: 94%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    62% 33% 44% 48% 28%
    Graduate School 31% 37% 36% 38% 35%
    PT Employment 4% 17% 20% 12% 16%
    Other / Still Seeking 4% 13% 0% 2% 21%
    Graduates Responding 26 30 36 42 43
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    96% 87% 100% 98% 79%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    92% 70% 80% 86% 63%
  • Social Work

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 75
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 66
    Response Rate: 92%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    82% 73% 36% 60% 60%
    Graduate School 9% 9% 28% 27% 0%
    PT Employment 9% 18% 0% 13% 10%
    Other / Still Seeking 0% 0% 36% 0% 30%
    Graduates Responding 22 8 11 15 10
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    100% 100% 64% 100% 70%
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    91% 82% 64% 87% 60%
  • Sociology

    Total Number of Degrees Conferred in the Last Five Years: 22
    Total Number of Graduates Responding in the Last Five Years: 13
    Response Rate: 58%

       2013   2012   2011   2010   2009 
    FT Employment 
    N/A 50% 60% 50% N/A
    Graduate School N/A 50% 20% 67% N/A
    PT Employment N/A 0% 20% 33% N/A
    Other / Still Seeking N/A 0% 0% 0% N/A
    Graduates Responding 0 2 5 6 0
    Success Rate
    (FT & PT Employment and Graduate School)
    N/A 100% 100% 83% N/A
    Level of Excellence
    (FT Employment & Graduate School)
    N/A 100% 80% 100% N/A