Kyle Dreger ‘14

Major: Computer Science and Writing
Job Title: Software Engineer

The Honors Program gave me the chance to dig deep into subjects I enjoyed. The best part was that I got to work one-on-one with my professors on specific projects and goals, which often led to plenty of practical experience within the subject the class was studying.

Post-Graduation Report

Knowing how our students are faring after graduation is important to us. That’s why, each year, the Office of Career Development conducts an annual follow-up study on the graduating class from the prior year. The Post-Graduation Report details where Mount Union graduates have landed within the first year following Commencement, providing a snapshot of initial alumni success and Mount Union value.

2014 Post-Graduation Report

99%... That’s the percentage of 2014 graduates of the University of Mount Union who found success in their searches for degree-required careers or graduate school attendance.

The Class of 2014 by the Numbers

  • Percentage of graduates self-reporting: 87%
  • Percentage of graduates working in their major or related field: 92%
  • Average length of time to secure employment after graduation: 38 days
  • Percentage of students attending graduate school: 28%
  • Percentage of graduate school attendees gaining admittance to their first choice institution: 89%

See how this data compares to previous years.

Distribution of Majors

The University of Mount Union offers 62 undergraduate majors. The top 10 majors for 2014 graduates include the following:

  1. Post-Graduation Report 2014

    Exercise Science
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Biology
  4. Psychology
  5. Early Childhood Education
  6. Sport Business
  7. History
  8. Accounting
  9. Management
  10. Marketing

View a complete list of the majors of our 2014 graduates.

Top Career Fields

Mount Union's 2014 recent graduate jobs were in a wide-range of career fields. Here are the top 11.

  1. Education
  2. Sport Business
  3. Accounting
  4. Criminal Justice
  5. Marketing
  6. Exercise Science
  7. Management
  8. Public Relations
  9. Engineering (civil and mechanical)
  10. Human Resources
  11. Computer Science

Employment by Major and Employer

What makes the success of our 2014 graduates even more inspiring is the fact that they secured employment with some impressive, reputable and well-known organizations. Here are just a few:

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Winner Aviation
Aultman Hospital United Way
Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism ESPN Cleveland
PR Newswire Cleveland High School for Digital Arts
Ernst & Young Hyland Software
JET Program Alliance City Schools
HP Products IBEX Global
Coastal Pet Products Baseballism
Pittsburgh Steelers Summit Environmental Technologies
Enterprise OMNOVA Solutions
Sherwin-Williams Belmont County Sheriff’s Office
Lubrizol Hats Off Entertainment
Department of State Terydon Inc.
Diebold  

 

Time to Secure Employment

Overall, it didn’t take the Class of 2014 long after graduation to secure degree-required employment. In fact, graduates reported securing that first position in an average of 38 days after graduation.

2014 Post-Graduation Employment Rates

Top Graduate Programs

More than a quarter of the 2014 graduates opted to pursue graduate study immediately after earning their baccalaureate degrees, and they did so in some high-demand and innovative fields. Here are their top picks:

View a complete list of graduate school and continuing education attendance by program.

Graduate School Attendance

These graduate-school-bound students planned to attend some pretty impressive colleges and universities throughout the country as well. Here are just a few:

  • University of Akron
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University
  • University of Mount Union

View a complete list of graduate schools attended by 2014 graduates.

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