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Placement and Education of Graduates

Iona College Post-Graduation Employment & Education, 2017-18 Academic Year

Survey Methodology: Each year, Iona College conducts a 6-month follow-up survey of its graduates to assess job placement & graduate school outcomes. Respondents completed their surveys via online invitations and over the phone when called by Iona College staff. Given the current response rate for 2017-18, we expect results accurate at a 95% confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.

Survey Respondents

Category 2017-18
Total Graduates 591
Valid Contact Information 561
Completed Survey 269
Response Rate (Total Grads) 45.5%
Response Rate (Valid Contacts) 48.0%
*Unless otherwise noted, all survey items had a total number of 269 (n = 269) respondents.


General Graduate Outcomes

Post-Graduation Employment Category Percentage of Respondents
Employed or Enrolled in a Program of Continuing Education* 88.5%
Employed full time (average of 30 hours or more per week) 47.6%
Enrolled in program of continuing education 26.4%
Employed part time (average less than 30 hours per week) 11.2%
Seeking employment 8.9%
Planning to continue education but not yet enrolled 2.2%
Participating in a volunteer or service program (e.g. Peace Corps) 1.9%
Military service 1.5%
Not seeking employment or continuing education at this time 0.4%
*Note: ‘Employed or Enrolled in a Program of Continuing Education’ includes full-time/part-time employed, enrolled in a program of continuing education, participating in a volunteer service program, and military service.


For Employed Iona Graduates, When Did They Begin Their Job Search?

Time-Frame of Job Search Percentage of Respondents
1-2 months prior to graduation 14.9%
3-5 months prior to graduation 12.1%
6 or more months prior to graduation 14.9%
After graduation 43.3%
At or near graduation 5.0%
I have kept the occupation I held prior to graduation or have been promoted 9.9%


What Kind of Salaries Do Iona’s Graduates Make?

Full-Time Employed Respondents

Median Salary $ 45,380
Total number of full-time respondents sharing salary information: 74 (n = 74)


Full- and Part-time Employed Respondents

All Salary Respondents, by Salary Band Percentage of Respondents
$50,000 or more 36.8%
$45,000-$49,999 7.4%
$40,000-$44,999 15.8%
$35,000-$39,999 8.4%
$30,000-$34,999 15.8%
$25,000-$29,999 7.4%
$20,000-$24,999 5.3%
Under $20,000 3.2%
Total number of respondents sharing salary information (both full- and part-time): 95 (n = 95)


Participation in Internship, Service Learning, & Other Out of the Classroom Educational Opportunities:


Participated in Internships, Service Learning or Other

Percentage of Total Respondents 76.2%
Total number of respondents to this question item: 248 (n = 248)


Opportunity Types

Opportunity Type Percentage of Total Respondents
Internships 60.5%
Service learning or other academic volunteering 16.1%
Study abroad/away 16.1%
Clinical experiences 9.3%
Field experiences/Practicums 8.9%
Student teaching 4.4%
Declined to answer 0.4%
Total number of respondents to this question item: 248 (n = 248)


How Many Internships Did You Complete?

Number of Internships Percentage of Respondents
1 50.3%
2 35.1%
3 10.6%
4 2.0%
5 2.0%
Total number of respondents to this question item: 151 (n = 151)