Employment and Graduate School Acceptance

Rockhurst University Career Services

Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide the Rockhurst University community with a record of employment trends and salary data from recent graduates, August 2021, December 2021 and May 2022.  Employment information can be shared with current students and alumni when discussing career development opportunities.  However, do not provide direct student name/employer to current/prospective students and alumni.  For example, “Joe Smith works at ABC Company and Jane Thomas works at XYZ Company.  Contact them for employment leads.”  Rather, “Several Rockhurst University alumni have started their careers within these fields; you might want to check out these organizations.”  All information contained in this report is confidential and not to be shared with anyone outside of the Rockhurst University community.

Rockhurst University graduates experienced success when applying for professional career advancement following graduation.  Of the 530 alumni included in the report (69.9% knowledge rate of all first destination graduates), 96.2% (510) gained employment or acceptance into graduate or professional programs within six (6) months following graduation.  Keep in mind that the 96.2% rate is representative of 69.9% of the graduating class.  Therefore, please be judicious when using the 96.2% statistic.  Detailed starting salary information can be found in Career Development through National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) materials.

One hundred twenty-nine (129) alumni (24.3%) entered graduate or professional programs following their graduation from Rockhurst University.  These programs included medical and law schools, along with analytics, dentistry, education, MBA, OT/PT, pharmacy, physician assistant, psychology, social work, and multiple others.

Special thanks to Beci Edmundson and Institutional Effectiveness for providing support.  In addition, Rockhurst University faculty and staff provided supplemental information and data were researched on Facebook and LinkedIn.  Questions concerning the information contained in this report can be directed to Mike Theobald (ext. 4861) in Career Development.


Employment & Graduate Program Acceptance 2021-2022

Degree/Major

Employed

Grad School/Continuing Education

Total

Associate of Science

     
Allied Health - 11 11

Bachelor of Arts

     
Business Communication - 1 1
Communication 4 - 4
Criminal Justice 1 4 5
Economics 3 - 3
Elementary Education 6 1 7
English 4 2 6
French 1 - 1
History 2 - 2
Non-Profit Leadership 2 1 3
Peace & International Studies 1 - 1
Philosophy - 1 1
Political Science 4 3 7
Psychology 5 10 15
Spanish 1 - 1
Special Education 3 - 3
Theology & Religious Studies 1 - 1

Bachelor of Science

     
Analytics & Technology 7 2 9
Biochemistry 3 5 8
Biology 10 12 22
Chemistry 3 3 6
Communication Sciences & Disorders 3 1 4
Engineering 9 5 14
Exercise Science 4 28 32
Health Science 3 12 15
Information Technology 1 - 1
Mathematics 1 - 1
Physics of Medicine - 5 5
Sports Management 2 - 2

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

     
Accounting 6 5 11
Business Administration 2 1 3
Financial Markets & Economic Analysis 3 2 5
Management 4 3 7
Marketing 7 2 9
Marketing Analytics 2 2 4

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

138 7 145

Doctor of Physical Therapy

40 - 40

Master of Arts - Organizational Leadership

2 - 2

Master of Business Administration

24 - 24

Master of Education

12 - 12

Master of Occupational Therapy

31 - 31

Master of Science Comm Sciences & Disorders

23 - 23

Master of Science Data Analytics

3 - 3