Five-Year Comparison

The chart below shows how career outcomes have varied for classes 2009-2013. A few trends evidenced by the data are an overall increase in career-related employment, a decrease in those seeking employment, an increase in those pursuing fellowship or service programs, and a decrease in those attending graduate school, reflecting that many students who plan to attend graduate school are increasingly choosing to work for a year or more before enrolling.

Class Years

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Class Size 423 436 443 463 456
Number of Respondents 404 412 433 448 440
Response Rate 95.5% 94.5% 97.7% 96.8% 96.5%

Breakdown of Respondents

 
Career-Related Employment 62.1% 63.8% 69.1% 68.6% 72.7%
Entry-Level Job    44.8% 42.6% 40.6% 43.1% 44.5%
Fellowship or Service Year Program    9.5% 12.9% 20.1% 17.2% 19.8%
Internship or Short-term Employment    7.8% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 8.4%
Graduate and Professional School 21.5% 25.5% 19.9% 21.4% 17.7%
Master's Degree    12.0% 13.6% 8.3% 9.4% 7.5%
Medical Degree (M.D.)    4.0% 2.7% 5.4% 5.1% 4.5%
Law Degree (J.D.)    3.0% 6.3% 4.4% 4.2% 3.4%
Ph.D.    2.5% 2.9% 2.8% 2.7% 2.3%
Continuing Undergraduate Level Coursework1 4.0% 1.5% 4.2% 4.4% 2.3%
Seeking Employment 9.4% 6.3% 4.8% 3.1% 3.4%
Other2 2.9% 2.9% 2.1% 2.5% 3.8%

1 "Continuing Undergraduate Level Coursework" refers to certification/licensure training, second Bachelor's degree, or post-baccalaureate coursework.   
2 "Other" refers to individuals not seeking employment because of a purposeful decision to travel, caring for family members, applying to graduate schools, or engaging in other activities.