INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH

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Alumni Survey Results
Assessments & Measures - Strategic Plan
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Financial Audits and Other Third-Party Examinations
Job Placement Rates
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
NCLEX-RN Results - Nursing
Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)
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PRAXIS - Teacher Certification Results
Student Retention & Graduation Rates
U-CAN
University Accreditations
US News College Ranking

For More Information, Contact:

David R. Majka, Ed.D.
Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance

majka@rmu.edu
412-397-5443 phone
412-397-6847 fax
Patrick Henry 311
Moon Campus

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Job Placement Rates

One of the ultimate outcomes for an institution like RMU, whose curriculum is centered upon applied knowledge, is the willingness of employers to hire its graduates.  Therefore the University expends considerable effort to gather placement statistics for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The main means for doing this is a placement profile survey that is conducted one year after a graduating class leaves RMU.  The one year lag gives new graduates time to secure employment and settle into their new careers after their time at RMU.  RMU expends considerable effort to obtain this important data and has been very successful at getting a good picture of how its graduates fare in the job market.  Although data is collected on both undergraduate and graduate alumni, the most useful data pertains to undergraduates as the vast majority of RMU graduate students are working adults who are employed during and after their studies at the University.

Given the importance of this outcomes evidence, RMU has worked hard to improve both the response rate on the survey and the quality of the data collected.  Both of these initiatives have been successful as detailed in the results for the class of 2013 provided below.  The placement survey results for the five most recently surveyed graduating classes are:

  • The undergraduate class of 2009 had 858 bachelor’s degree recipients.  Of these alumni, 505 or 59% responded to the survey.  Of the respondents, 85% were employed, 7% were enrolled in graduate school, and 8% were still seeking permanent employment.
  • The undergraduate class of 2010 had 760 bachelor’s degree recipients.  Of these alumni, 436 or 57% responded to the survey.  Of the respondents, 87% were employed, 8% were enrolled in graduate school, and 5% were still seeking permanent employment.
  •  The undergraduate class of 2011 had 757 bachelor’s degree recipients.  Of these alumni, 424 or 56% responded to the survey.  Of the respondents, 88% were employed, 6% were enrolled in graduate school, and 6% were still seeking permanent employment.
  •  The undergraduate class of 2012 had 726 bachelor’s degree recipients.  Of these alumni, 414 or 57% responded to the survey.  Of the respondents, 86% were employed, 7% were enrolled in graduate school, and 7% were still seeking permanent employment.
  •  The undergraduate class of 2013 had 699 bachelor’s degree recipients.  Of these alumni, 542 or 78% responded to the survey.  Of the respondents, 85% were employed, 7% were enrolled in graduate school, and 8% were still seeking permanent employment.  Of the 85% of the respondents who were employed, 88% reported that they are employed in positions corresponding with their career goal or academic major.

As part of the survey RMU also collects data on the graduates’ place of residence, salaries, industry of employer, and primary occupational field of employment.  Top employers of the class of 2013 include Allegheny General Hospital, Bayer Corporation, BNY Mellon, Eaton Corporation, Fedex Ground, Highmark, Inc., PNC Financial Services Group,  PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP,  UPMC Health Systems and U.S. Steel Corporation.