Grove City College Class of 2020: 95% Working, Continuing Education

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Six months after graduating, 95% of Grove City College’s class of 2020 are employed, in graduate school or serving others.

In the college’s first destination survey, coordinated by the Office of Career Services, 82% of the class of 2020 are employed, pursuing fellowships, service roles or are in the military, while 13% are seeking post-graduate education.

“We are thrilled over this year’s career outcomes for our graduates given the significant economic challenges many of them had to navigate due to COVID,” Mandy Sposato, director of career services, in a statement.

In response to the pandemic, the office offered virtual appointments for graduates, developed a listing of remote jobs and developed a website dedicated specifically to helping recent graduates access resources and support.

“Overall, in all of our messaging, it was important to us to communicate empathy and support to our graduates. We could not be prouder of the resilience they showed during such daunting times,” Sposato said.

Grove City College consistently reports a high career outcomes rate, along with above average numbers for graduation – an 84% four-year rate – and early career earnings. According to PayScale, Grove City College alumni see an average starting salary of $56,000. The college also ranks eighth for best schools for internships and its Career Services Office is eighth best in the nation, according to The Princeton Review student survey.

Source: Grove City College

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.