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The Value of Drexel

A college education is an investment. Drexel’s unique approach to learning yields solid returns.

Drexel Graduates:

One-Year-Out Alumni Survey, graduating class of 20171

96%

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of Drexel graduates are working or enrolled in graduate or professional education.

62 of job applicants had at least one job offer upon graduation.

92 of graduates working full-time were satisfied with their positions.

89 of those working full-time are working in professions that are closely or somewhat related to their field of study at Drexel.

ON CO-OP AT DREXEL:

Co-op employment records for 2017–18

Drexel has 1566 unique employers that hired co-op students.

5325 total students employed.

48%

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of co-op participants working full-time had received a job offer from a former co-op employer.1

98.2%

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of Drexel Co-op students were employed during the academic year.

18357 gross median six-month salary for a paid co-op.

Geographic Distribution of Co-Op Student Experiences

Pennsylvania
4,100
New Jersey
499
New York
230
California
109
Delaware
86
Maryland
63
Massachusetts
32
Other States
107
Other Countries
214

Select Co-Op Employers

  • ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
  • THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA
  • COMCAST CORPORATION
  • DREXEL UNIVERSITY
  • EXELON CORPORATION
  • GOLDMAN SACHS & CO.
  • GLAXOSMITHKLINE
  • INDEPENDENCE BLUE CROSS
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN
  • PJM INTERCONNECTION LLC
  • SAP AMERICA
  • SUSQUEHANNA INT’L GROUP LLP
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
  • THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
  • UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

One year after graduation:

Drexel graduates earn 18 above the national average.2

59557 average full-time annual salary of a Drexel graduate one year after graduation.1

Reputation:

Top 10 of all U.S. ranked institutions and of all Pennsylvania institutions based on “salary value-added” metric.3

Within Pennsylvania, Drexel University ranks
8 out of 123
predominantly bachelor’s or above degree-granting institutions in terms of median earnings of students working and not enrolled 10 years after entry.4

Footnotes referenced in the infographic on data sources:

  1. Report for spring 2017 Senior Exit and One-Year-Out Alumni Surveys for those completing a bachelor’s degree. Data reflect responses to One-Year-Out Alumni Survey and Senior Exit Survey with an effective knowledge rate of 60%. Non-respondents to the One-Year-Out Alumni Survey that indicated affirmative plans for employment or graduate school (hired by a specific company or accepted to and planning to enroll in a specific graduate school) in the Graduating Senior Exit Survey are reflected in these results.
  2. National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) September 2017 Salary Survey.
  3. Based on Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings.
  4. “College Scorecard.” College Scorecard. U.S. Department of Education, 1 Oct. 2018. Web. 11 Jan. 2019.