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SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW / HOUSTON EMPLOYMENT DATA MEASURED 9 MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION

  CLASS OF 2009   CLASS OF 2010   CLASS OF 2011 
  (Dec. 2008 & May 2009 Classes)   (Dec. 2009 & May 2010 Classes)   (Dec. 2010 & May 2011 Classes)
 
Number
Percent
 
Number 
Percent  
Number 
Percent
Status of Graduates
 
   
 
Total Graduates:
376
-
 
381
-  
402
-
Responses to employment survey:
338
89.89% (of 376 graduates)
 
353
92.65 % (of 381 graduates)  
380
94.53% (of 402 graduates)
Employed:
299
88.46% (of 338 respondents)
 
324
91.78% (of 353 respondents)  
343
90.26% (of 380 respondents)
Unemployed and seeking work:
17
5.03% (of 338 respondents)
 
16
4.53% (of 353 respondents)  
25
6.58% (of 380 respondents)
Unemployed and not seeking work:
16
4.73% (of 338 respondents)
 
9
2.55% (of 353 respondents)  
5
1.32% (of 380 respondents)
Unemployed - start date deferred
0
-
 
0
-  
0
-
Enrolled in full-time degree program:
6
1.78% (of 338 respondents)
 
4
1.13% (of 353 respondents)  
7
1.84% (of 380 respondents)
 
 
   
 
Salary Information
 
   
 
Employed gradutes reporting salary:
77
25.75% (of 299 employed)
 
85
26.23% (of 324 employed)  
77
22.45% (of 343 employed)
75th percentile salary:
$120,000 (based on 77 responses)
-
 
$100,000 (based on 85 responses)
-  
$70,000 (based on 77 responses)
-
Median salary:
$71,000 (based on 77 responses)
-
 
$70,000 (based on 85 responses)
-  
$55,000 (based on 77 responses)
-
25th percentile salary:
$52,000 (based on 77 responses)
-
 
$55,000 (based on 85 responses)
-  
$41,875 (based on 77 responses)
-
 
 
   
 
Bar Admission Information
 
   
 
Bar admission required for job:
233
77.93% (of 299 employed)
 
271
83.64% (of 324 employed )  
274
79.88% (of 343 employed)
JD advantage:
39
13.04% (of 299 employed)
 
36
11.11% (of 324 employed)  
43
12.54% (of 343 employed)
Professional other:
24
8.03% (of 299 employed)
 
16
4.94% (of 324 employed)  
26
7.58% (of 343 employed)
Non-professional other:
2
0.67% (of 299 employed)
 
0
-  
0
-
Undeterminable:
1
0.33% (of 299 employed)
 
1
0.31% (of 324 employed)  
0
-
 
 
   
 
Terms of Employment
 
   
 
Employed full-time:
276
92.31% (of 299 employed)
 
264
81.48% (of 324 employed)  
330
96.21% (of 343 employed)
Employed part-time:
6
2.01% (of 299 employed)
 
6
1.85% (of 324 employed)  
13
3.79% (of 343 employed)
DId not indicate FT/PT:
17
5.69% (of 299 employed)
 
54
16.67% (of 324 employed)  
0
-
Permanent employment:
269
89.97% (of 299 employed)
 
268
82.72% (of 324 employed)  
333
97.08% (of 343 employed)
Short-term employment
29
9.7% (of 299 employed)
 
37
11.42% (of 324 employed)  
10
2.92% (of 343 employed)
Did not indicate permanent/short-term:
1
0.33% (of 299 employed)
 
19
5.86% (of 324 employed)  
0
-
 
 
   
 
Type of Employment
 
   
 
Law firm:
184
61.54% (of 299 employed)
 
203
62.65% (of 324 employed)  
203
59.18% (of 343 employed)
Business or industry:
58
19.4% (of 299 employed)
 
67
20.68% (of 324 employed)  
92
26.82% (of 343 employed)
Government:
32
10.7% (of 299 employed)
 
31
9.57% (of 324 employed)  
24
7.0% (of 343 employed)
Public Interest:
2
0.67% (of 299 employed)
 
10
3.09% (of 324 employed)  
7
2.04% (of 343 employed)
Judicial clerkship:
10
3.34% (of 299 employed)
 
7
2.16% (of 324 employed)  
4
1.17% (of 343 employed)
Academic:
7
2.34% (of 299 employed)
 
3
0.93% (of 324 employed)  
8
2.33% (of 343 employed)
Military:
5
1.67% (of 299 employed)
 
3
0.93% (of 324 employed)  
5
1.46% (of 343 employed)
Unknown:
1
0.33% (of 299 employed)
 
0
-  
0
-
 
 
   
 
Law Firm Employment
 
   
 
Solo practice:
33
17.93% (of 184 in law firms)
 
41
20.20% (of 203 in law firms)  
21
10.34% (of 203 in law firms)
2 to 10 attorneys:
86
46.74% (of 184 in law firms)
 
99
48.77% (of 203 in law firms)  
131
64.53% (of 203 in law firms)
11 to 25 attorneys:
30
16.3% (of 184 in law firms)
 
24
11.82% (of 203 in law firms)  
31
15.27% (of 203 in law firms)
26 to 50 attorneys:
13
7.07% (of 184 in law firms)
 
14
6.9% (of 203 in law firms)  
4
1.97% (of 203 in law firms)
51 to 100 attorneys:
4
2.17% (of 184 in law firms)
 
8
3.94% (of 203 in law firms)  
6
2.96% (of 203 in law firms)
101 to 250 attorneys:
4
2.17% (of 184 in law firms)
 
3
1.48% (of 203 in law firms)  
4
1.97% (of 203 in law firms)
251 to 500 attorneys:
8
4.35% (of 184 in law firms)
 
3
1.48% (of 203 in law firms)  
1
0.49% (of 203 in law firms)
501 or more attorneys:
3
1.63% (of 184 in law firms)
 
5
2.46% (of 203 in law firms)  
5
2.46% (of 203 in law firms)
Firm size unknown:
1
0.54% (of 184 in law firms)
 
6
2.96% (of 203 in law firms)  
0
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