Alumni employed or in graduate school

98% of the Gettysburg 2020 graduating class were employed or attending graduate school/pursuing further education within a year after graduation.

Status2020 Graduating Class
Employed 74%
Attending graduate school/Pursuing further education 24%
Subtotal: Employed or
attending graduate school/pursuing further education
98%
Other (Planning to attend graduate school;
Volunteering)
0.2%
Seeking employment 2%

Career Outcomes of Previous Graduating Classes (within a Year after Graduation)

Status/Graduating Class of:20152016201720182019
Employed 78% 78% 80% 79% 76%
Attending graduate school 20% 20% 18% 19% 22%
Subtotal: Employed or
attending graduate school/pursuing further education
98% 98% 98% 98% 98%
Other (Planning to attend graduate school;
Traveling; Volunteering)
1% 1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.4%
Seeking employment 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.7% 1.8%

Note: (1) Graduates reporting being both employed AND attending graduate school/pursuing further education were counted once and categorized based on their (supposed) primary activity. (2) Starting from the 2012 Graduating Class, three methods were used to collect graduates’ career outcomes data: HEDS Graduating Senior Survey (with the exception of the 2020 graduating class), One-Year-Out Alumni Survey, and LinkedIn search. starting from the 2018 Graduating Class, another method has also been used: Commencement Prep Day Survey (late April of 2018, 2019, and 2020). Data were collected at two points of time: near graduation (mid-April to early May), and then about 10-11 months after graduation. Many students accepted a job offer upon graduation, and the overwhelming majority of the remaining individuals planning to work found employment within 6 months after graduation. (3) The participation rate/knowledge rate (e.g., percent of the class whose career information was available at the time of the study) for the 2015 Graduating Class was 94%; the 2016 Graduating Class, 95%; the 2017 Graduating Class, 93%; the 2018 Graduating Class, 96%; the 2019 Graduating Class, 93%; the 2020 Graduating Class: 79% (pandemic year). For more information, visit the Outcomes Dashboard.

Source

Office of Institutional Analysis & Center for Career Engagement