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One in five Clarkson University graduates is the CEO, vice president or owner of his or her own company. Great careers like that don’t just happen — they result from a progressive education, solid career planning, and plenty of opportunities to acquire meaningful real-world experience. The Clarkson Career Center takes an active role in helping students to reach their post-graduate goals. Each year, graduates enter into top employment and graduate school opportunities. 

Clarkson University placement data (Class of 2014):
The overall placement rate for the Class of 2014 was 95 percent.


Five-year Placement Comparison:


Average starting salary:

Clarkson University graduates have some of the highest salaries in the nation, according to the 2014-2015 College Salary Report from PayScale Inc.

Clarkson students and prospective employers at the University's spring 2014 career fairAlumni with Clarkson bachelor's degrees are in the top 4 percent of earners and those who went on to get additional degrees are in the top 2 percent.

The average starting salary for the Class of 2014 was $60,667

Top Employers for the Class of 2014:

General Electric Global Foundries
IBM Bechtel Corporation
Novelis Corporation Clark Construction Group
General Dynamics Electric Boat Johnson Controls, Inc.
Knolls Atomic Power Lab Raytheon Corporation
Whiting Turner Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Proctor & Gamble BAE Systems
Saint-Gobain Kiewit Construction Corp.

Graduate schools attended (partial list for Class of 2014):

Clarkson University
Cornell University
Duke University
Northeastern University
Brown University
Columbia University
Penn State
University of Rochester

All data reported above is collected via the annual placement survey given to all graduates. The data is collected via a questionnaire and is collected at four intervals (at the time of graduation, as well as at three, six, and eight months). Clarkson University graduates enter into a variety of industries and occupations, examples include leadership development programs, operations, process engineering, research and design, consulting, financial analysis, and supply chain.