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One in five Clarkson University graduates is the CEO, vice president or owner of his or her own company. Great careers like that don’t just happen — they result from a progressive education, solid career planning, and plenty of opportunities to acquire meaningful real-world experience. The Clarkson Career Center takes an active role in helping students to reach their post-graduate goals. Each year, graduates enter into top employment and graduate school opportunities. 

Clarkson University placement data (Class of 2016):
The overall placement rate for the Class of 2016 was 95 percent.

Placement Data 2016      

Five-year Placement Comparison:

Clarkson University Overall: 2012 - 2016 Placement Review 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Final Final Final Final 9 Months
Total Students Graduated 615 639 659  702 725
% Reporting 81% 82% 76%  76% 89%
Of those students reporting:          
% Employed 72% 78% 77%  78% 74%
% Graduate School 21% 15% 16%  15% 16%
% Alternative (represents Military only 2012 - 2015) 3% 2% 2% 2% 4%
% Placed 96% 95% 95%  96% 95%

Average starting salary:

Clarkson University graduates have some of the highest salaries in the nation, according to the 2016-2017 College Salary Report from PayScale Inc.

Alumni with Clarkson bachelor's degrees are in the top 4 percent of earners and those who went on to get additional degrees are in the top 2 percent.

The average starting salary for the Class of 2016 was $56,297

Top Employers for the Class of 2016:

Advance Testing Co., Inc. General Electric
Amazon IBM
Americorps Lockheed Martin
Amphenol Aerospace National Grid
BAE Systems Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Bimbo Bakeries Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
General Dynamics Electric Boat Viking Cives
General Dynamics Mission Systems Whiting Turner Contracting Corporation

Graduate schools attended (partial list for Class of 2016):

Clarkson University
Cornell University
Duke University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Upstate Medical University
University of Conneticut

All data reported above is collected via the annual placement survey given to all graduates. The data is collected via a questionnaire and is collected at four intervals (at the time of graduation, as well as at three, six, and eight months). Clarkson University graduates enter into a variety of industries and occupations, examples include leadership development programs, operations, process engineering, research and design, consulting, financial analysis, and supply chain.