Loyola’s Class of 2019 reports high employment rate
| By Molly Robey
Each year Loyola’s Career Services team releases the results for the previous year’s graduating class about their first destination after graduation. This year, 97.8% of the Class of 2019 were employed, enrolled in graduate school, and/or engaged in post-graduate or military service. The full-time annual salary of the graduates averaged $54,150.
“As we celebrate these strong results with pride and congratulations to these alumni, we are also mindful of the very different and challenging employment landscape our 2020 graduates are navigating,” said Jim Dickinson, Ph.D., assistant vice president for career services. “Our team is committed to doing all we can to mitigate the impact of global economic challenges on Greyhounds near and far.”
For more than a decade, roughly 95% of Loyola graduates have reported that they are employed, attending graduate school, serving in the military or engaged in a post-college service program such as the Jesuit Volunteer Corps or Teach for America. The first destination data collection for the Class of 2020 began this June, and Career Services continued special outreach and efforts to support our newest alumni including through a collaborative virtual career fair with 20 fellow AJCU institutions on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Loyola utilizes the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) methodology, the national standard, for collecting and reporting our results. The national summary for the Class of 2019 is due to be released in September 2020.
Popular employers from the Class of 2019 data collection included Goldman Sachs, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Morgan Stanley, among many others. For more information on the data collection, visit the Career Services website.