Job Placement & Graduate Programs

Ƶ tracks graduate activities six months following graduation in accordance with the University’s Strategic Plan, the Higher Education Opportunity Act, and best practice as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  Data is collected through online and paper surveys of graduates conducted by the office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment, faculty information regarding graduates, and contacts by the Thomas More Success Center. The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment tracks both the knowledge rate (percentage of students for which we have information) and the career outcome rate (percentage employed, continuing education, in the US Armed Forces, or in a volunteer program). Targets are based on the Strategic Plan and historical data.

Career Outcome Rates by Graduating Class

Graduating ClassKnowledge Rate (Goal: >65%)Career Outcome Rate based on primary and other activities of all graduates Career Outcome Rate based on primary activity only for baccalaureate undergraduates (Goal: >90%)
2022 – 202362%97%96%
2020 – 20213.92%100.00%100.00%
2019 – 202043.90%94.30%92.80%
2018 – 201986.70%96.90%97.30%
2017 – 201880.40%97.30%96.60%
2016 – 201775.30%94.90%94.30%

Career Outcome Rates by Degree Level

Based on primary and other activities of graduates

 2017-2018 Graduates2018-2019 Graduates2019-2020 Graduates2020-2021 Graduates2022-2023 Graduates
All Bachelor Graduates97%98%93%100%96%
All Master Graduates98%99%100%100%100%

Career Outcome Rates by Program & Location/Modality

based on primary and other activities of graduates

Disaggregated rates are not disclosed if the number of graduating students is less than five. The most recent two years are combined to provide sufficient data for disclosure.

Program2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Graduates
DGP Business Administration – BBA 80%
DGP Ethical Leadership – BAC Not disclosed
DGP Ethical Leadership – BES Not disclosed
DGP Individualized Program – BAC NA
DGP Individualized Program – BES 100%
DGP Nursing – BSN 100%
Graduate Business Administration – MBA Not disclosed
Graduate Business Administration – MBA 100%
Graduate Education: ED1I – MAT Not disclosed
Graduate Education: ED1M – MAT Not disclosed
Graduate Education: ED1S – MAT Not disclosed
Graduate Education: ED2M – MAT Not disclosed
Graduate Ethical Leadership – MA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Accountancy – BA  88%
Traditional Undergraduate Accountancy – BAC Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Accountancy – BES Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Art – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Art – BFA Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Biology – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Biology – BS  93%
Traditional Undergraduate Business Administration – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Business Administration – BBA Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Chemistry – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Chemistry – BS  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Communication – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Communication – BES Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Computer Information Systems – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Criminal Justice – BA  89%
Traditional Undergraduate Economics – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Education: EDST – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Education: EDUE – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Education: EDUM – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Education: ENGS – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Education: Mathematics – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Education: Physics – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Education: Social Studies – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Education: Spanish – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Education: Theatre – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate English – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Environmental Science – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Ethical Leadership – BA  NA
Traditional Undergraduate Ethical Leadership – BAC Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Ethical Leadership – BES Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Exercise and Health Strategies – BS  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Exercise Science – BS  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate History – BA  33%
Traditional Undergraduate History – BES Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Individualized Program – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Individualized Program – BAC Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Individualized Program – BES NA
Traditional Undergraduate International Studies – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Law – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Management Information Systems – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Mathematics – BA  NA
Traditional Undergraduate Nursing – BSN 100%
Traditional Undergraduate Philosophy – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Physics – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Physics – BS  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Political Science – BA  67%
Traditional Undergraduate Psychology – BA  87%
Traditional Undergraduate Sociology – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Sociology – BABMNot disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Spanish – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Special Education – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Sports/Entertainment Marketing – BA  100%
Traditional Undergraduate Theatre – BA  Not disclosed
Traditional Undergraduate Theology – BA  Not disclosed

Types of graduate and professional education in which baccalaureate graduates enroll:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences
  • Law
  • Medical

Occasionally, the university obtains additional information regarding how our graduates are doing.  Although the university does not consistently monitor such information, it is reviewed and discussed when the information is published.  For example, Payscale College ROI reports have listed Thomas More as the top school in Kentucky for best value four years in a row, 2015 – 2018 (see ).  In addition, the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University published a report based on the College Scorecard data.  In the 2015 report, Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make, Thomas More College ranked fourth from among Kentucky colleges for highest earnings (the full report is ).