Data: New Report Shows Success of Class of 2016 Graduates

Class’ average starting salary higher than national average
July 5th, 2017 by 


What can I do with a liberal arts degree from Holy Cross? According to a report compiled by the Center for Career Development at Holy Cross on the Class of 2016, the answer is: whatever you want.

After polling the Class of 2016, with an 87 percent response rate, the report finds that the newly minted alumni went on to pursue full-time positions, graduate school, volunteering, internships and fellowships.

In the professional world, the members of the Class of 2016 have landed in a wide range of industries —from health care and education to financial services and not-for-profits — with an average starting salary of $50,534. The class’ average starting salary came in higher than the national average — of $50,359 — for 2016 bachelor degree recipients, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s survey considered a variety of higher education institutions, including computer science and engineering schools.

Read more about the success of the Class of 2016 here.

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