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Career Outcomes

First Destinations and Graduate Outcomes

Each year the Career Development Office surveys recent graduates to determine first destinations for employment and education following graduation from Fredonia.

​Class of 2018 First Destination Survey: 94% are employed and/or enrolled in graduate school; 91% found jobs related to their major; and 91% consider their current status as progress toward their career goal.
Note: Data is based on Class of 2018 graduate survey responses. Some graduates are both employed and enrolled in graduate school.

Fredonia Student Success

Class of 2018 graduates are employed in a broad range of fields in both for-profit and not-for-profit settings, including business, communication, education, human services, performing arts, technology, visual arts and new media, science and research.

  • 94% of graduates are employed full-time, employed part-time, and/or enrolled in additional education in the year following their graduation
  • 91% indicated that their job was directly or somewhat related to their major
  • 91% of respondents consider their present status as progress toward their career goal
  • $37,000 is the mean salary for full-time employed alumni within one year of graduation

Fredonia undergraduates pursue a wide range of career paths and continuing education programs. The accomplishments of students helps to illustrate the many possibilities open to Fredonia graduates and the value of their liberal arts education.

Historical Indicators

Graduation Year:   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of Students who Graduated 1188 1096 1079 1010 981
Percentage of Respondents to Survey 31% 28% 28% 27% 24%
Percent of Respondents Employed 84% 79% 78% 84% 78%
Percent of Respondents in Graduate School 35% 35% 35% 39% 36%
Percent of Respondents either Employed and/or Enrolled in Graduate School 96% 94% 95% 97% 94%

Questions? Contact the Career Development Office at (716) 673-3327 or email