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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

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Table of Contents

2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Introduction / Message from Associate Director……………………….…………………………………………….. 3 Executive Summary ……………………………………………………..………………………………………………. 4 KSU General Post-Graduation Summary ……………………………………………………………………………. 6 College of the Arts Results …………………………..…………………………………………………………….….. 8 School of Art & Design…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10 Department of Theatre & Performance Studies …………………….……………………………………………… 16 Department of Dance ………………………………….………………………………………………………………. 18 School of Music ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 20 Qualitative Data ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25

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Introduction

2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Dear Kennesaw State University Faculty, Staff & Administration: Each semester, the KSU Department of Career Planning and Development assesses the postgraduation career status of our recent graduates at each graduation ceremony. The purpose of the survey is to provide the KSU community with a glimpse of the career paths of our students at the time of their graduation. We collect information regarding employment status, graduate school attendance, and experiential education participation. On the following pages, you will find the results for the 2015-2016 graduating class. The college reports are separated by departments and majors for ease of reading. Majors that were offered on the former SPSU campus have been combined with the appropriate major on the Kennesaw campus where applicable. Further, this year students were provided additional options for their post-graduation status, to be aligned with the choices on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destination Survey. As such, the choice of “Other� for the overwhelming majority of our majors has significantly decreased. We hope this information will encourage the KSU community to continue to support the efforts of the Department of Career Planning and Development, as well as assist in providing evidence for learning outcomes as designated by the various accrediting bodies. While this data is not a comprehensive First Destination report, it is a snapshot of the graduating class at the time of graduation. Thank you for taking the time to review the attached. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Sincerely,

Lori Trahan, PhD Associate Director Department of Career Planning and Development Kennesaw State University 470-578-6555 ltrahan@kennesaw.edu

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Executive Summary of Findings (Overall) 

At KSU, “success” means that our students are able to follow any path they may choose, whether that next step is employment, pursuit of further education, or any other goal they may define for themselves. According to this definition, 61.7% of the 2015-2016 survey respondents are successful.

KSU students reported a 62.2% rate of participation in Experiential Education programs (an increase of 6.5% over 2014-2015).

Selected Highlights: 

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (80.2%) o College of Business (70.1%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (67.3%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of overall graduates) o College of Business (28.8%) o Graduate College (23.4%) o College of Humanities and Social Science (19.8%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Employed in Field of Choice” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o Graduate College (76.9%) o College of Architecture and Construction Management (65.5%) o College of Education (62.9%)

Highest rates of students reporting they were “Attending a Graduate Program” at graduation (percentage of graduates from that college): o College of Science and Mathematics (35.9%) o College of Humanities and Social Sciences (13.7%) o College of Health and Human Services (11.9%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates overall): o College of Humanities and Social Science (26.1%) o College of Business (22.2%) o College of Health and Human Services (15.5%)

Highest rates of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education during their studies at KSU (percentage of graduates of that college): o College of Health and Human Services (83.9%) o College of Education (78.2%) o College of the Arts (73.1%)

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2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

Executive Summary of Findings (CoTA) Highlights for College of the Arts:    

59.6% of graduates were employed at time of graduation 43.3% of graduates were employed in their field of choice at graduation 9.6% of graduates intend to pursue graduate education 73.1% of graduates indicated they had participated in an Experiential Education opportunity

By Major: 

Highest numbers employed at graduation: o Theatre and Performance Studies (73.1%) o Art History (71.4%) o Dance (70%) Highest numbers employed in field of choice at graduation: o Theatre and Performance Studies (53.9%) o Dance (50%) o Art (43.3%) Highest numbers pursuing graduate education: o Music Performance (36.4%) o Dance (30%) Highest participation in Experiential Education: o Art Education (100%) o Dance (100%) o Music Education (100%)

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General Results Summary

2015-2016 Graduation Survey Report Department of Career Planning and Development

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey During the 2015-2016 academic year (Summer 15, Fall 15, & Spring 16 semesters), KSU graduated 5602 students total (including graduate degrees and certificates).

4205 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 4205 / 5602 = 75.1% EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 59.9% o Employed in field of choice at graduation – 50.3% o Employed but not in field of choice at graduation: 9.6%

 Seeking Employment = 28.1% (16% increase in the number of students reporting they were seeking employment at graduation)

 Not Seeking Employment = 0.59% (83% decrease in the number of students reporting they were not planning to seek employment at time of graduation)

 Graduate School = 10.1% (1.9% decrease in the number of students reporting they will be attending or applying to a graduate program)

o Admitted to a graduate program – 3.6% o Applying to a graduate program – 6.5%

 Other = 0.93%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

40.7

40 30 20 10 0

3.8

2.7

1.8

1.1

7

2.6

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

Across all KSU majors = 62.2%

*This is an 6.5% increase in the number of students reporting they participated in Experiential Education.

OVERALL PARTICIPATION ACROSS ALL KSU MAJORS (2614) = 62.2%

Experiential Education Participation 100

.

Percentage

ï‚·

75

60

63.7

66.1

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

58.3

62.2

2014-2015

2015-2016

50 25 0

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College of the Arts General Results Summary

– Results based on survey respondents

KSU Department of Career Planning and Development Post-Graduation Survey (Summer 15, Fall 15, & Spring 16) During the 2015-2016 academic year, COTA graduated 131 students. 104 students completed the Post-Graduation Survey. Completion Rate: 104 / 131 = 79.4%

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Employed = 59.6% (10.8% increase in the number of COTA students reporting employment at graduation) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 43.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.3%

 Seeking Employment = 28.8%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 9.6% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 4.8% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 4.8%

 Other = 1%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

18.3 11.5 7.7

5.8

7.7

8.7

0

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience):

ï‚· Across all COTA majors = 73.1% (7.3% increase in the number of COTA students reporting participation in Experiential Education)

COTA Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

59.6

69.2

68.1

73.1

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

42

40 20 0 2011-2012

2012-2013

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School of Art & Design ART – Completion Rate: 30 / 35 = 85.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 63.4% (36.6% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 43.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 20%

 Seeking Employment = 30%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 3.3%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

20 13.3

13.3

6.7 3.3

0

6.7

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

63.4

64.1

63.8

46.4 28.6

26.4 19

2011-2012 Employed

17.1

11.3 9.4

8.6 10.3

17

14.3

2.4 2012-2013

Unemployed

2013-2014

Graduate School

11

2014-2015

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· ART majors (16 / 30) = 53.3%

ART Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60 40

50.9

61

53.6

53.3

2014-2015

2015-2016

39.7

20 0 2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

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ART EDUCATION – Completion Rate: 6 / 7 = 85.7%

Employment status:  Employed = 50% o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice –33.3% o Respondents reporting other employment – 16.7%

 Seeking Employment = 50%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40

33.3

30 20

16.7

10 0

0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

66.7

62.5 50 33.3 33.3

50

25 12.5 0

2012-2013 Employed

0

0

0

2013-2014 Unemployed

0

0 2014-2015

Graduate School

0

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· ART ED majors (6/6) = 100%

ART ED Experiential Education Participation 100

100

100

100

100

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

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ART HISTORY – Completion Rate: 7 / 7 = 100%

Employment status:  Employed = 71.4% (42.8 % increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 42.8% o Respondents reporting other employment – 28.6%

 Seeking Employment = 14.3%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 14.3% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 14.3%

 Other = %

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

42.8

40 30 20 10 0

14.3 0

0

0

14.3

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

71.4 50

55.5

50

50 33.3

25

22.2

16.7

11.1 11.1 0

0 2012-2013 Employed

14.3 14.3

2013-2014

Unemployed

0

2014-2015

Graduate School

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· ART HIST majors (5/7) = 71.4% (14.3% decrease from 2014-2015)

ARH Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

100

83.3

80

62.5

60

71.4 55.6

40 20 0 2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

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Department of Theatre & Performance Studies THEATRE & PERFORMANCE STUDIES – Completion Rate: 26/ 33 = 78.9%

Employment status:  Employed = 73.1% (15.3% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 53.9% o Respondents reporting other employment – 19.2%

 Seeking Employment = 26.9%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 0% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 0%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

23.1 15.4 11.5 3.9

7.7 0

1.6

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

86.3 73.1 50 41.2

35

33.3 15

16.6

15

8.3

2012-2013 Employed

26.9

4.5

2013-2014

Unemployed

9

0

0

2014-2015

Graduate School

0

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· TPS majors (18 / 26) = 69.2% (38.4% increase from 2014-2015)

TPS Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 70

80 60

69.2

66.7

56.5

50

40 20 0 2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

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Department of Dance DANCE – Completion Rate: 10/ 13 = 76.9%

Employment status:  Employed = 70% (12% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 50% o Respondents reporting other employment – 20%  Seeking Employment = 0%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 30% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 20% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 10%

 Other = %

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50

40

40 30 20

20

10

10 0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

70 64.3

65.4

62.5

30 14.3 14.2

23.1

21.4 7.7

2012-2013 Employed

12.5 12.5 12.5 3.8

0

2013-2014

Unemployed

2014-2015

Graduate School

0

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· DANCE majors (10/10) = 100%

DANCE Experiential Education Participation 100

Percentage

100

92.9

100

100

100

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

80 60 40 20 0 2011-2012

2012-2013

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School of Music MUSIC –

Unknown for 2015-2016. No MUSIC majors completed the graduation survey.

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MUSIC PERFORMANCE – Completion Rate: 11/ 18 = 61.1%

Employment status:  Employed = 36.4% (36.3% decrease from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 36.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 0%

 Seeking Employment = 18.2%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 36.4% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 27.3% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 9.1%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 27.3

30 20 10 0

9.1 0

0

0

0

0

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

71.5 58.4

57.1 42.9

41.6

42.9

36.4

36.4 18.2 7.1

0 2012-2013 Employed

Unemployed

0

0

2013-2014 Graduate School

0

0

0

2014-2015

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MUSP majors (7/11) = 63.6% (11.4% increase from 2014-2015)

MUSP Experiential Education Participation Percentage

100 80 60

57.1

57.1

63.6

41.7

40 20 0 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

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MUSIC EDUCATION – Completion Rate: 14 / 15 = 93.3%

Employment status:  Employed = 35.7% (78.5% increase from 2014-2015) o Respondents reporting a job within their field of choice – 28.6% o Respondents reporting other employment – 7.1%

 Seeking Employment = 57.1%  Not Seeking Employment = 0%  Attending a Graduate Program = 7.1% o Respondents reporting that they have been admitted to a graduate program – 0% o Respondents reporting that they will be applying to a graduate program – 7.1%

 Other = 0%

Employed Students 70

Percentage

60 50 40 30

21.4

20 7.1

10 0

0

0

0

0

7.1

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Percentage

Employment Status Trend 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

63.6 57.1

50 45.5

37.5

36.4 27.3

20

18.2 9.1

0

2012-2013 Employed

10

9.1

7.1 0

2013-2014

Unemployed

20

2014-2015

Graduate School

2015-2016

Not Seeking Employment / Other

*Employed = Employed in field of choice & NOT in field of choice *Graduate School = Accepted into a program & planning on applying to a program

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PARTICIPATION (practical work experience): ï‚· MUED majors (14/14) = 100%

MUED Experiential Education Participation 100

100

100

100

100

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

Percentage

100 80 60 40 20 0

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QUALITATIVE DATA Employer Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who are employed in the field of choice for the name of the company for whom they will be working. Below are the names of the employers. If an employer name has a number behind their name, that particular employer was mentioned by that number of students as having hired them. Employer names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students proving information for this option. Art Full-time employers AFX Studios AlphaComm Enterprises Danger Press Part-time employers Shane McDonald Studio

Art Education Full-time employers Cherokee County Schools Learning Hive

Art History Part-time employers Kennesaw State University (3)

Dance Full-time employers Atlanta Ballet Smyrna Dancers/Center Stage

Music Education Full-time employers Asia Pacific International School Cobb County Schools Gordon County Schools

Music Performance Part-time employers Pindrop Security 25


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Theatre and Performance Studies Full-time employers Aurora Theatre Foundations for the Future Marietta's New Theatre on the Square Peachtree Corners Baptist Church Pfizer & Houghton Part-time employers Atlanta History Center Georgia Ensemble Theatre and The Alliance Theatre Jitterbug Performing Arts

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QUALITATIVE DATA CONT. Graduate School Information The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students who have been accepted to a graduate school for the name of the school and program they are going to complete. Below are the names of the graduate schools and programs (if listed). If graduate school name has a number behind their name, that particular graduate school/program was mentioned by that number of students as having accepted them. School/program names without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students proving information for this option. Music Performance Bard College, Longy Conservatory of Music Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music University of South Carolina/Master of Music

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QUALITATIVE DATA CONT. Other The Department of Career Planning and Development asks students to tell us what they will be doing after graduation if none of the provided options match their plans. Below is the list of information students provided in the “Other� category. If an option has a number behind their name, that particular option was mentioned by that number of students as being the option they are pursuing. Options without a number were listed by one (1) student only. Majors not listed had no students proving information for this option. Art Retirement

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