Clarion University Office of Career and Professional Development surveyed May graduates to learn about their future plans. Graduates overwhelmingly indicated that their Clarion degrees – associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate – have prepared them for what comes next.
Of the responding graduates, 80 percent confirmed that they are employed, volunteering,
serving in the military or continuing their education, and nearly all of them consider
their degree valuable in attaining the position.
More than two-thirds of the graduates reporting full-time employment are working in health care (27 percent), education (21 percent) or business (20 percent).
"The survey results emphasize that Clarion University graduates continue to be a top hiring choice for employers," said President Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson. "Our recent expansion of the Associate of Science in Nursing program to Somerset, and the decision to re-launch of the School of Education show that Clarion is growing in accordance with workforce and student demand."
Geographically, 82 percent of graduates with full-time employment have chosen to remain
Among the responding graduates, 18 percent have been accepted or are enrolled in programs of continuing education; 40 percent of those graduates are continuing their education at Clarion University.