DeSales University Business Student Graduation, Retention, Internships and Licensure
Graduation and Retention Rates Traditional Day Business Students
ACCESS Business Students
- The University graduation rate for traditional day students in the Class of 2013 was 67% (264 graduates/392 enrolled).
- For the Class of 2012 the graduation rate was 69% (298/434).
- The graduation rate for traditional day business students in the Class of 2013 was 76% (37 graduates/49 enrolled).
- For the traditional day business students in the Class of 2012 the graduation rate 75% (48 graduates/64 enrolled).
- The retention rates for traditional day business students are 84% for the class of 2013 and 83% for the class of 2012.
- The graduation rate for part-time adult students who started taking courses in our ACCESS program during the 2008 calendar year is 40% (63/156).
- Twelve percent of the 2008 starting group is actively pursuing their degree. The remaining 48% are listed in inactive status as they have not enrolled in a course for at least 6 months.
- The graduation rate for part-time students who started taking courses in our ACCESS program during the 2009 calendar year is 38% (61/161).
- The percentage of active and inactive students in the 2009 group is 12% and 50%, respectively.
- The graduation rate for part-time MBA students who started taking courses during the 2009/2010 academic year is 38% (52/136). Thirty-eight remain in active status and 20% are inactive. A student is treated as inactive if they have not enrolled in a course for one year.
In 2012, the Division conducted a survey of traditional day seniors to identify students graduating with a job offer. Students were asked whether or not they had completed an internship while at DeSales.
- The majority of Business students (65%) have completed internships, up 5% from last year. Companies at which students completed internships include (list not exhaustive): Merck, Sodexo, Northwestern Mutual, U.S. Golf Association, DP and Concannon Miller.
- Thirty-nine percent of the Business students had received job offers, although 24% are “unsure.” Seventy-two percent of the students who have job offers plan to take the offer; only nine percent of the students are unsure. Of those students with offers, 13% are Accounting majors, 4% are Management majors, 9% Marketing majors, 4% Pharmaceutical Marketing majors and 4% are Finance majors.
ACCESS and MBA students are not included in these surveys as a large majority of students in these programs are already employed full-time.
CPA Exam Pass Rates
- 18 DeSales University graduates sat for the Uniformed CPA Examination in 2014. These graduates achieved a pass rate of 42.9% and an average score of 72.9%.
- During 2014, the Pennsylvania average pass rate was 49.3% and the average score was 72.1%.
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