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Post-Graduation Statistics

Undergraduate Class of 2018 (6 Month)

Undergraduate Class of 2018 six months out is defined as students who graduated from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Graduates were approached to complete the survey via email and telephone. Input from Faculty, Staff, LinkedIn and Facebook were used to contribute to the knowledge rate and information contained herein. Respondents are defined as those who answered the survey and those about whom we have knowledge of status. The Chatham University graduate outcomes survey is conducted in accordance with Best Practices outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Number of grads: 196
  • Number of responses: 160
  • Response rate*: 81.63%

*Includes data obtained from non-survey sources referenced above.

CAREER OUTCOMES RATE

Defined as the percentage of graduates who indicated they are employed in some capacity or continuing education (enrolled).

  • # of respondents employed in some capacity or enrolled in graduate school:
    Total = 160
  • % of respondents employed in some capacity or enrolled in graduate school: 154/160 = 96.25%

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • # of respondents employed in graduate school
    Total = 51
  • #of respondents seeking graduate school
    Total = 3
  • % of respondents: 54/160 = 33.75%

Most frequently reported graduate schools for those enrolled/accepted into graduate school:

  • Chatham University (27)
  • University of Pittsburgh (2)

Other Graduate School Highlights:

  • Duquesne University
  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Denver
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte

EMPLOYMENT

Number and percent employed in some capacity:

  • Total = 103
  • % of respondents employed in some capacity: 103/160* = 64.38%
  • *Does not include respondents who indicated they were enrolled/accepted or seeking/applying to graduate school

Highlights of employers of graduates include:

Allegheny County Children Youth and Families, BNY Mellon, Carnegie Museum, University of Pittsburgh, Teach for America

Graduate Class of 2017 (One Year Out)

Graduate Class of 2017 one year out is defined as students who graduated from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Graduates were approached to complete the survey via email and telephone. Input from Faculty, Staff, LinkedIn and Facebook were used to contribute to the knowledge rate and information contained herein. Respondents are defined as those who answered the survey and those about whom we have knowledge of status.

  • Number of grads: 540
  • Number of responses: 392
  • Knowledge Rate*: 72.59%

*Includes data obtained from non-survey sources referenced above.

CAREER OUTCOMES RATE

Defined as the percentage of graduates who are employed in some capacity and those continuing education (enrolled).

  • # of respondents employed in some capacity and those enrolled continuing education (enrolled):
    Total = 386
  • % of respondents employed in some capacity and those enrolled/accepted/applying to graduate school: 386/392 = 98.47%

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • # are enrolled/accepted in graduate school
    Total = 29
  • % of respondents: 29/392 = 7.40%

Highlights of graduate schools for those enrolled/accepted into additional graduate study:

  • Chatham University (12), Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (2), LECOM (2), University of Pittsburgh, NYU College of Dentistry, Brooklyn Law School, Liberty University of Osteopathic Medicine

EMPLOYMENT

Number and percent employed in some capacity:

  • Total = 357
  • % of respondents: 357/392 = 91.07%

Number and percent employed in related field:

  • Total = 329
  • % of respondents: 329/392 = 83.93%

Number and percent in new employment:

  • Total = 183
  • % of respondents indicated employment is new since the time of graduation: 183/392 = 46.68%

AVERAGE SALARY

Reported by respondents who indicated they were employed FT

  • # of respondents reporting salaries
    Total = 136*
  • % of respondents reporting salaries: 34.69%
    • Salary Mean: $73,051.51
    • Salary Low: $27,163
    • Salary High: $210,000

    *Five salary outliers were not able to be verified and were removed.

HIGHLIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS OF GRADUATES INCLUDE:

  • Allegheny Health Network, Cleveland Clinic, Holy Family Institute, Microsoft (Spain), Perkins Eastman, UPMC, Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles