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.

Nursing: The Year of the Midwife

PCPS Dean Debra Pellegrino filled us in on the bright futures for nurses!

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030. –World Health Organization

Check out this podcast from NPR:
NPR: Calling the Shots in the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Check out our graduate nursing programs: Nursing Practice (DNP), Nurse Anesthesia (DNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN), Executive Nurse Leadership (MSN) and Adult Gerontology- Clinical Nurse Specialist (MSN).

The Graduate Student Experience

Our Campus

Our 58-acre campus is located in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people.

The Electric City – a nickname the city of Scranton earned as the first city in the United States to have electric street cars – is as much a part of the University as any of our student residences, dining halls or athletic venues.

Graduate Housing

Graduate Housing is currently offered in the Quincy Avenue Apartments, which opened in August of 2015. Graduate housing is based on full-time graduate student status and position on our wait list.

The former junior high school at 528 Quincy Avenue in Scranton’s Historic Hill Section, only a block and a half from The DeNaples Center, has gotten new life through a unique, collaborative project that has revitalized the long-vacant, newly-renovated structure into an early childhood learning center and graduate student housing facility.

The 2nd and 3rd floors of the building have been converted into 24 University-operated graduate apartments that are comparable in design to those in Montrone & Pilarz Halls. Each apartment has a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living room.

Most apartments have double occupancy with a limited number of singles and triples, all with private bedrooms.

Learn more about graduate housing.

Dining on Campus

When you’re looking for a bite to eat on campus, we know you want options, which is why we offer nearly a half-dozen dining locations from which to choose. From signature sandwiches and paninis to stone-baked pizzas and grilled Montreal salmon, if you crave it, it’s likely available. That goes for our vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free students as well.

Don’t confuse our multiple dining and meal options for quantity over quality. Students praise our options because we offer “good healthy food” as inexpensively as “fast food, which encourages healthy eating.” These same students rank our quality of food as “very high.”

Learn more about dining options on campus.


Upon enrolling at the University, you will be assigned a faculty mentor that will work with you throughout your program. The mentor will assist you with course planning and we encourage you to work closely with your mentor and utilize them as a resource!

The Panuska College of Professional Studies and the Kania School of Management also have Advising Centers to assist with academic advising, course registration, and to develop an overall understanding of your educational needs. For additional information on the PCPSor KSOM Advising Centers, visit their websites.




What can you expect as a graduate student at The University of Scranton?