Class of 2013 Boasts 94% Employment, Graduate School Rate

March 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, PA (March 26, 2014) –The Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Office of Career Services reports that 94 percent of students from the Class of 2013 who responded to a recent survey are either employed or continuing their education through graduate or professional school.

An impressive 80 percent of the Class of 2013 responded to the survey, which was conducted through direct communication with the graduates and/or their parents, contact with students through social media and other online sources, and through reports from W&J faculty.

The Class of 2013 graduated 332 students, and employment information for 265 graduates - an 80-percent Knowledge Rate - was confirmed between April 2013 and March 2014.

Other notable statistics from the survey include that 61 percent of the confirmed respondents accepted an offer of employment, including military employment, in the months following graduation. Of the confirmed respondents, 42 percent were accepted into graduate school, professional school, or continuing additional undergraduate education. About nine percent of graduates are both employed and continuing their education.

Additionally, the number of students completing an internship or related professional experience, such as research, volunteering, shadowing, or employment, is up from 71 percent in the Class of 2012 to 75 percent in the Class of 2013.