2018 Successful Outcomes Update: 99% of Graduates are Employed or in Grad School!

It’s official! Ninety nine percent of Bentley University’s undergraduate Class of 2018 are employed, attending or planning to attend graduate school, according to statistics reported six months after their graduation. This is an increase from the past few graduating classes, and far exceeds the national average of 81.2 percent, as reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Bentley’s job placement statistics are compiled through a survey of graduates and research by the university’s Career Services staff. The responses represent 94 percent of Class of 2018 graduates, which is a higher and more accurate rate than many universities compile about their students’ post-graduation careers. The survey also reported an increase in salaries, with a median starting salary of $59,000, up from $57,000 last year.

More than 60 percent of the graduates credited their post-graduation success to Bentley’s No. 1 ranked Career Services Department, which year after year has been named among the best in the U.S. by the Princeton Review. Bentley was also recently ranked #1 in the nation by Princeton Review for providing internship opportunities for students.

“We consistently hear from employers that Bentley graduates have the leadership, teamwork and hands-on learning experiences required to be successful in today’s evolving economy and job market,” says Executive Director of Career Services Janet Ehl. To read more, click here.

For more information on placement data by career community, click here.

By Caroline Gervais
Caroline Gervais Student Director, CareerEdge & Event Planning Team