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Annual Graduate Survey Results

Where do our students go when they leave Oyaron Hill? What does life after Hartwick look like for a new graduate? The following is based on the Class of 2013 survey conducted six months after graduation which yielded a 20% response rate.

At the time of the survey, 61.8% of the Class of 2013 were employed part or full-time and another 3% were actively engaged in the job search process. Twenty-eight percent of our 2013 graduates were enrolled in graduate or certificate programs. Of those employed, a small percentage of individuals were also engaged in start-up companies or were participating in a post-grad internship.

The top three industries were healthcare, education, and accounting. Students are living as close as Cooperstown and as far as Tokyo, Japan.

Our 2013 graduates were also pursuing degrees in a variety of fields including law, social work, and medicine at schools such as SUNY Albany, Penn State, Stony Brook, Ithaca College, University of Mississippi and Antioch University of England

Here's some at-a-glance information about past graduates, who were surveyed six months after graduation.

Class of 2012

286 Surveyed;62 Responses

  • 41.9% Employed Full-time
  • 33.8% Employed Part-time and engaged in temporary work
  • 25.8% Full or Part-time student
  • 6.5% Seeking employment

Class of 2011
355 Surveyed; 136 Responses

  • 75.2% Employed Full-time*
  • 8.6% Employed Part-time and 9.6% engaged in temporary work*
  • 22.8% Attending graduate or professional school
  • 5.7% Unemployed and seeking employment*

* Calculation based on the population of students not attending graduate school.

Class of 2010
282 Surveyed; 123 Responses

  • 60.5% Employed Full-time
  • 21.1% Employed Part-time and 9.6% engaged in temporary work
  • 13.2% Attending graduate or professional school. Some graduate students are
    also working part-time
  • 13.2% Unemployed and seeking employment

Class of 2009
306 Surveyed; 69 Responses

  • 70% Employed
  • 23% Attending graduate or professional school
  • 7% Unemployed and seeking employment

Class of 2008
278 Surveyed; 118 Responses

  • 58% Employed
  • 25.4% Attending graduate or professional school
  • 4% Other: Peace Corps, volunteer service, fellowships, military service
  • 12.6% Unemployed and seeking employment

Class of 2007
278 Surveyed; 112 Responses

  • 63% Employed
  • 21% Attending graduate or professional school
  • 10% Other: Peace Corps, volunteer service, fellowships, military service
  • 5% Unemployed and seeking employment

Class of 2006
255 Surveyed; 168 Responses

  • 62.5% Employed
  • 26.8% Attending graduate or professional school
  • 6% Other: Peace Corps, volunteer service, fellowships, military service
  • 4.7% Unemployed and seeking employment

Class of 2005
270 Surveyed; 226 Responses

  • 77% Employed
  • 19% Attending graduate or professional school
  • 1% Other: Peace Corps, volunteer service, fellowships, military service
  • 3% Unemployed and seeking employment

Class of 2004
270 Surveyed; 186 Responses

  • 72.6% Employed
  • 23.1% Attending graduate or professional school
  • 2.7% Other: Peace Corps, volunteer service, fellowships, military service
  • 1.6% Unemployed and seeking employment