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2012 University Post-Graduation Survey Finds ENHP Alumni Living the College Mission

Teacher and studentResults of the University of Hartford's 2012 Post-Graduation Survey compiled by John Kniering, Director of Career Services, and Sabah Hamid, Administrative Intern, are in, and ENHP more than measures up. In fact, 92.6 percent of ENHP respondents recognize a relationship between the work they are doing and the ENHP college mission. Kniering calls this a striking affirmation that their employment directly and profoundly reflects the mission of ENHP.”

Highlights from the 2012 post-graduation survey (ENHP Section) include:

  • 61% of ENHP respondents had recently completed a graduate program at the University of Hartford. In 2011, that percentage was 59%, and in 2010, it was 31%.  The evolution of ENHP into a graduate institution as a primary part of its mission has been striking.
  • There has been a significant 13% increase in full-time employment for ENHP alumni. Unemployment has significantly decreased from 14% to 6.5%, well below the national average of 14%. The economic outlook for ENHP graduates has brightened.
  • There is a significant decrease in the proportion of respondents earning less than $30,000 per year, and the greatest increase is in the percent of respondents earning $50,000 or more. The salary curve of all ENHP respondents indicates a significant positive shift. 
  • 89.1% of ENHP respondents feel that the advising they received while a student was either “very effective” or “generally effective,” compared to 63% in 2011. The reasons cited were the availability of advisors and the proactive employment of strategic planning by advisors.
  • 95.5% of ENHP respondents indicated that their field of employment was related to their degree/major. ENHP graduates are well-positioned for the current and future job markets.

The survey also includes several questions designed to evaluate nine “high-impact” educational practices currently being researched by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in terms of how often they were experienced during their program of study. Undergraduate students most often cited collaborative assignments, undergraduate research/research with faculty, and writing intensive courses as the top three educational practices they experienced. Graduate respondents also selected collaborative assignments and writing intensive courses as the top educational practices they experienced.

Read the ENHP Section of the University of Hartford 2012 Post Graduation Survey in its entirety.