Results & Outcomes

Enrolling at Saint Joseph's is just the beginning.

It is because of all the growth and opprtunitie as well as the one-on-one faculty support you'll experience at SJU that our 2016 retention rate from first year to second year (fall to fall) is currently at 91% of students returning. This is the highest first year to second year retention rate that we have ever recorded. 

A student's advancement also continues after commencement. In fact, when you become a part of our 66,000-strong Hawk alumni network, you’ll find your SJU experience continues to open doors, create opportunities and pay dividends for a lifetime. Explore our Career Development Center web site to see how your SJU experience opens doors.

If you need further evidence of the results of an SJU education, consider these facts:

Percentage of the Class of 2016 that was either employed, pursuing graduate study or involved in full-time volunteer programs within six months of graduation
Average starting salary for the Class of 2016
Average grant or scholarship funding awarded to the members of the Class of 2016 who went on to pursue graduate study
over $450,000

Total amount of scholarships and grants awarded to the members of the Class of 2016 who were enrolled in continuing education

With the assistance of the Office of Fellowships, Saint Joseph’s University’s class of 2016 includes recipients of some of the world's most competitive and prestigious academic awards; among them: acceptance into the Peace Corps, Philadelphia Fellows, Teach for America, and the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) program.

Some organizations employing SJU graduates of the Class of 2016 include:
Agency for the Performing Arts
Bank of America
City of Philadelphia
Ernst & Young
French Olympic Committee
Gesu School
Hormel Foods

Johnson & Johnson
Lockheed Martin
Philadelphia Flyers
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Tory Burch

Some universities where members of SJU's Class of 2016 are pursuing graduate study include:
Boston University
Brooklyn Law School
Columbia University
Emerson College
Georgetown University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
University of California
University of Colorado
University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University


If you are looking for more detailed information on our recent graduates, please take a look at our 2016 Post Graduate Survey Report.

If you are looking for detailed information about the career paths of alumni, please take a look at our Major Overview Reports.

Learn more about SJU by watching these short videos about our students and alumni.