Education

Grove City College’s 2017 Graduates Post 96% Employment

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Six months after graduation, 96% of Grove City College’s class of 2017 is either working or pursuing their education at graduate school, reports the college’s Office of Career Services.

The college’s career outcomes data remains among the best in the country for Christian liberal arts colleges. Coupled with PayScale data showing above average earnings and job satisfaction numbers.

The office reports 83% of the class is employed and 13% are attending graduate or professional school. The college’s 96% overall rate outpaces the national average of 81% within six months of graduation, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

“We are thrilled to learn of the career success of our members of the Class of 2017. It was a true privilege working with them during their time here at Grove City College. We pray that they will live out their callings effectively, applying all they learned from their time here,” said Mandy Sposato, director of Career Services at Grove City College in a news release.

Career Services polls each graduating class and relies on those surveys and other reliable sources to determine the career outcomes data.

The office provides a wide scope of offerings and services to students, who are encouraged to embark on a four-year career plan involving self-assessment, career exploration, career decision making and a strategic job search. The job search skills students gain equip them for a lifetime of employment.

The average starting salary for Grove City College alumni is $50,700, according to PayScale. The online salary tracking website reports mid-career alumni earning an average of $101,200. Those numbers led PayScale to name the college a “Best Value” school and The Princeton Review to include Grove City College in its recent “Colleges that Pay You Back” edition.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.