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US News - Employed at Graduation Stats

US News has been the only entity to traditionally seek and report the figures for employment at graduation. These numbers are subject to an incredible degree of volatility, making them an extremely unreliable predictor of employment at 9 months. In fact, some schools choose not to report this figure at all because it can be so misleading. Nonetheless, in the interest of full disclosure, a chart showing employment rates at graduation and 9 months for the past 5 years can be found below.

US News Employment Numbers at Graduation and 9 Months

  2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Class Size 168 168 160 164 160
  Value % Value % Value % Value % Value %
US News at 9 Months 132 78.57% 131 77.98% 131 81.88% 137 83.54% 148 92.50%
US News at Graduation 73 43.4% 78 46.42% 75 46.87% 95 57.92% 100 62.50%

These figures employ the "new" US News methodology, which treats those seeking a graduate degree or those who have chosen not to seek employment as being unemployed.

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