Results and Outcomes

A Jesuit university, Saint Joseph's educates men and women who use their education to make the world better. A student in Saint Joseph's first class of 1851 became a justice of the United State Supreme Court. Today there are approximately 50,000 living Saint Joseph's alumni in law, medicine, business, finance, communications and education -- strengthening their professions and their communities in every part of the world.

Saint Joseph's graduates have historically made longstanding and significant contributions to medicine and science, including more than 2,000 members of the Medical Alumni Chapter. In recent years, an additional emphasis beyond pre-medical studies has resulted in more and more graduates benefiting from one-to-one work with faculty on research projects, leading to high-level scientific or academic careers. One alumnus directed the National Cancer Institute and another headed NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Still others work in research and development for leading pharmaceutical companies, or as physicians and professors at the Mayo Clinic and the nation's leading hospitals.

Careers And Mentoring

Students looking for guidance in planning their careers or finding internships and jobs after graduation have an invaluable resource at their disposal: approximately 50,000 living Saint Joseph's alumni in business and other professions. Each year, hundreds of locally-based SJU graduates volunteer as mentors for recent alums, helping to ease the transition from college to professional life. They also meet individually with students to help them define career goals, learn first-hand about professional opportunities and challenges, as well as land that critical "first job." Other alumni return to campus frequently to teach or provide specialized mentoring opportunities.

In the most recent survey years (2008-2012) [1], the average starting salary for a Saint Joseph’s chemistry graduate was $34,400.

[1] Based on 6 respondents to CDC survey