2014 Alumni Employment Outcomes
(Academic Year 2013—2014 Alumni Employment Outcomes)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is dedicated to providing quality career and alumni support services. To accomplish this, TCSPP tasked the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) with a web-based assessment of recent TCSPP graduates. The purpose of this assessment is to examine career and alumni support services from a recent TCSPP graduate perspective.
The data shared within this document is self-reported based on survey responses from TCSPP during the 2013—2014 academic year only. The information presented is intended to function only as a sample of the types of positions and employers in which graduates of the program work. It in no way guarantees that future graduates will secure employment with either the employers or in the job titles listed. Also, it is important to note that some job titles require state-specific licensure. When considering enrollment in a particular program offered by TCSPP, students are expected to be aware of whether their program of interest is licensure eligible and, if so, the licensing requirements in the state in which they plan to work.
OIR surveyed TCSPP alumni who graduated in academic year 2013 – 2014 (AY 13 – 14) using a web-based questionnaire. The questionnaire contained a total of seventy questions that were in the form of multiple choice questions, Likert response scales, and open-ended questions.
Using TCSPP’s alumni database, OIR identified 1,009 TCSPP alumni who graduated in AY 13 – 14 from any of the TCSPP campuses. The current assessment includes responses from 357 alumni.
In order to increase response rates, OIR first contacted individuals using an introductory email on March 9, 2015 with subsequent reminder emails. The total number of possible contacts attempted by OIR was five. Additionally, respondents were asked if they would like to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card.
Contact information for the sample was provided by TCSPP’s alumni database. The survey was launched on March 9, 2015 and closed on April 3, 2015. Of the 1,009 individuals included in the sample, OIR was unable to contact 32 and 13 individuals refused to participate in the survey. The overall response rate for the survey is 35.4 percent with a 96.1 percent cooperation rate and a margin of error of ±5.2 percent. The results presented in the following assessment are from 357 TCSPP alumni.
1For more information regarding the survey sample and/ or protocols, please see the Methodology section.
2The sample was pulled using TCSPP’s alumni database, Raiser’s Edge. All individuals within the sample have a conferred graduate date ranging from September 9, 2013 to August 31, 2014.
3Response rate and cooperation rate was calculated in guidelines with AAPOR standards. The margin of error was calculated using the following formula: E=Z_(α/2)/((2*√n) ) , where Z_(α/2)=1.96 and n is the number of respondents who completed the survey, 357.