Baylor Career Center celebrates student placement and success rates
15 Apr 2021
Baylor University’s Career Center reports a surprising increase in job placement of graduating Baylor University students in the spring of 2020 compared to spring 2019, despite an anticipated decrease due to the effect of COVID-19.
To measure the impact of COVID on career support, the Career Center recently compared data from the academic terms of 2019 and 2020. The results showed an increase in placement — the percent of students who have accepted a job offer — between spring 2019 and spring 2020. At 180 days post-graduation, the spring 2020 placement rate was 80%, compared to 76% for spring 2019.
Similarly, the percentage of success —the placement rate plus students pursuing military service, graduate school, volunteer programs or part-time employment — increased to 85% from 84%. The Career Center gathered this data through diligent efforts to contact all graduating students to determine their post-graduation plans.