Alumnae and Alumni Profile
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University together have more than 45,000 alumnae and alumni of record - 20,939 at CSB and 24,265 at SJU. Saint Benedict alumnae are comparatively young; more than three-quarters of all CSB alumnae have graduated since 1980, compared to less than two-thirds of all alumni at Saint John's.
Though more than 8 in 10 CSB and SJU students come from Minnesota, many pursue opportunities outside of the state after graduation. As of July 2011, 33% of all CSB alumnae and 41% of all SJU alumni lived outside of Minnesota. The highest alumni concentrations outside of Minnesota were in Wisconsin, California, and Illinois. Nearly 3% of alumnae and alumni live outside of the United States.
Twenty percent of CSB alumnae and over 28% of SJU alumni are known to have completed a graduate or professional degree. Master's degrees make up approximately 80% of all advanced degrees earned by CSB alumnae and over 56% of all advanced degrees earned by SJU alumni. Almost 20% of all SJU graduates with an advanced degree hold a law degree. As student degree aspirations rise, and as the labor market continues to reward those who have pursued education beyond the baccalaureate degree, the number of graduates who report earning an advanced degree likely will rise. More than 80% of all 2011-12 seniors at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University indicate that they expect to eventually earn a graduate or professional degree.
Occupational choices vary significantly among men and women. Nearly 22% of all CSB alumnae with known occupations work in education-related jobs, compared to just 12% of all SJU alumni. Women also are more likely than men to work in health-related professions. Over 28% of Saint John's graduates are employed in business and computer-related fields, compared to about 18% of all Saint Benedict graduates. In total, 55% of CSB and SJU graduates work in three broad occupational clusters: business and computers (23%), education (17%) and healthcare (15%).