99 Percent Successful!

Ninety-nine percent of The University of Scranton’s class of 2019 graduates, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, reported being successful in their choice of career path of either employment or pursuing additional education within six months of graduation. The “First Destination Survey” report by Scranton’s Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is based on career success data obtained for 77 percent of the undergraduate class. This “knowledge rate,” or percentage of graduates for whom their career outcome is known, exceeds the National Association of College Employers recommended rate of 65 percent. The knowledge rate for members of the University’s graduate class of 2019 is 83 percent.

For members of University’s class of 2019 earning a bachelor’s degree, 97 percent were successful in obtaining their goal of full-time employment, and 100 percent were successful in obtaining their goal of attending graduate or professional school.

The average (mean) salary is $54,766, based on the bachelor’s degree graduates that provided salary information. The average salary varied by major. The highest average salaries reported are in computer science ($75,600), nursing ($74,398), economics ($67,500) and information technology ($67,380).

Geographically, of those employed, 83 percent reported working in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

Additionally, the report for undergraduate success shows: 54 percent were seeking full-time positions; 43 were seeking additional education; 2 percent were seeking part-time positions or another intentional career path as defined by the graduate, with just less than 1 percent still seeking employment. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of the Class of 2019 completed at least one experiential learning opportunity during their education at Scranton.

For master’s degree graduates, the report shows success with 97 percent seeking full-time employment; 1 percent seeking additional education; 1 percent seeking part-time employment and just 1 percent still seeking employment. The average (mean) salary for 2019 master’s degree graduates is $69,494, based on the graduates that provided salary information. Salaries reported vary by degree programs. The highest average salaries reported are for graduates with master’s degrees in nurse anesthesia ($170,950), international business MBA ($132,500), healthcare management ($123,793) and family nurse practitioner ($94,674).

Of those employed, 73 percent are working in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

For University’s class of 2018, 98 percent of its undergraduate class and 99 percent of its graduate class reported being successful in their choice of career path of either employment or pursuing additional education within six months of graduation.

Graduates with master’s degrees in nurse anesthesia reported the highest average salaries of $170,950, according to data collected by Scranton’s Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development for the class of 2019 “First Destination Survey” report. Pictured are members of the Nurse Anesthesia program who graduated as members of the University’s class of 2019.

OT Graduates are Changing Lives

Jacquie Fox O’Hara ’06, G’07, and Peter DeLong ’14, G’16 are helping Jaden Leiby, a North Schuylkill High School football star, on his road to recovery from a terrible spinal cord injury.

In this tweet from Magee Rehabilitation – DeLong and service dog, Nigel, help Jaden with his balance and perseverance.

View the story on WNEP.


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See the latest Class Notes section of The Scranton Journal – Fall 2019.

224 Graduate Alumni All Over The World!

In the past six years, Scranton has educated 289 international students representing five continents and 50 countries, from Argentina and Azerbaijan to Vietnam and Zambia. Among the 289, 224 have been graduate students.

We can’t wait to meet our Mumbai Alumni again!

The University of Scranton will host an Alumni Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.

Gerry Zaboski ’87, vice president for Enrollment Management & External Affairs, will host the dinner and will discuss the possiblity of establishing The University of Scranton Alumni Club of India. To register for the event, visit this link.

Alumni Spotlight: Bre Betarie ’17, G’19, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Previously a dedicated intern and graduate assistant in the Center for Career Development, Bre has a demonstrated history of experience preparing students of all majors and experience levels for success. Throughout her time at Scranton, Bre worked in various settings such as The Leahy Clinic, The Jesuit Center, The Cross Cultural Center, and most extensively, The Center for Career Development.

Bre’s career development journey started as an undergraduate intern working under Frank Gilmartin. As a graduate student, Bre continued her time in the Career Center as the office graduate assistant, working primarily under Cheryl Collarini. In conjunction to this role, Bre also worked as a full-time graduate career coaching intern under Chris Whitney, where she built relationships with and provided coaching to Scranton students/alumni from various years, majors, disciplines and interest areas.

Presently, Bre is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), working diligently to assist students with their identified career endeavors and goals as a career advisor at East Stroudsburg University. Bre recommends that students become active participants in their own education starting by filling free time with experiences that provide opportunities for growth and development. Most importantly, she encourage students reflect upon their experiences and learn to truly appreciate them and express gratitude for them. #JesuitEducated #RoyalCareers


Learn more about Clinical Mental Health Counseling here.