Rock Valley College

Graduate Job Placement Calculation Methodology for Surgical Technology

Placement methodology includes those employed and those who continued with their education, divided by the total number of completers/graduates.

Validation/tracking information is obtained through employer reference and the ARC/STSA Employer/Graduate surveys, sent out via email (survey monkey) 6 months to 1 year after graduation/completion.

The graduate rate calculation methodology utilizing employer and graduate surveys per ARC/STSA guidelines is as follows:

Employer Surveys        
                                                                              

Surveys sent >9 months post-employment; surveys sent to 100% of graduates indicated to be placed; return rate threshold = 50% or greater; satisfaction rate threshold = 85% or greater

Graduate Surveys
 

Surveys sent > 6 months post-graduation; surveys sent to 100% of graduates; return rate threshold = 50% or greater; satisfaction rate = 85% or greater

Learn more on the ARC/STSA website.