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2010 Alumni Survey Information

In Fall 2010 the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office conducted a survey of OSU psychology graduates who received a B.A. or B.S. between Spring 2004 and Spring 2009. Two thousand twenty-one alumni were sent an email invitation to complete an online survey asking them about their academic and professional experiences. The response rate was 21%.

Of the respondents, 62% received a B.A. and 36% received a B.S. Students with second majors accounted for 17% of the respondents, and 48% of the respondents completed a minor.

The cumulative GPA breakdown of respondents was as follows: 3% had a GPA of 2.0-2.49; 5% had a GPA of 2.5-2.75; 11% had a GPA of 2.76-3.0; 16% had a GPA of 3.01-3.3; 18% had a GPA of 3.31-3.5; 46% had a GPA of 3.51-4.0.

Cumulative GPA

Employment Information

The respondents were asked about their employment history, and 84% reported being employed at some point since graduation. The initial salary ranges for respondents’ first jobs were as follows: 41% earned $10,000-25,000; 38% earned $25,001-40,000; 9% earned $40,001-55,000; 1% earned $55,001-70,000; 5% earned over $70,000.

Initial Salary Ranges

Graduate School

Respondents were asked whether they had received any graduate training. The breakdown of respondents who have earned or are pursuing advanced degrees was as follows: 40% have obtained or are pursuing a master’s degree (e.g., M.A., M.S., M.Ed.); 12% have obtained or are pursuing a Ph.D.; 3% have obtained or are pursuing a Psy.D.; 2% have obtained or are pursuing an M.D.; 5% have obtained or are pursuing a J.D.; 1% of respondents have obtained or are pursuing an M.B.A.; 4% of respondents have obtained or are pursuing another advanced degree (e.g., D.D.S., DPT, Ed.S.).

Advanced Degrees

Characteristics of students who pursued an advanced degree:

Undergraduate degree:

  • 58% B.A.
  • 39% B.S.


  • 55% 3.51-4.0
  • 32% 3.01-3.5
  • 11% 2.5-3.0
  • 1% 2.0-2.49


  • 17% had a second major
  • 51% had a minor
Career fields of psychology alumni

Companies where OSU psychology alumni are employed

Graduate program areas of concentration

To view 2007 Alumni Survey data, please click here.

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