Graduate Expectations

More than two-thirds of soon-to-be college grads expect full-time employment, but barely half of respondents from the classes of 2013 and 2014 — just 52 percent — are currently employed full time (International Business Times).

90 percent of the 2015 graduating class expects to work in their field of study, but only 64 percent of recent grads have been able to do so (International Business Times).

More than a quarter say they expect to earn more than $50,000, but only 17 percent of graduates from the last two years actually make that much (International Business Times).

Likewise, just 15 percent of this year’s class anticipates earning $25,000 or less, but 41 percent of recent grads say they currently fall into that income bracket (International Business Times).

Nine percent of 2015 graduates say they expect to be working in internships; only 15 percent say they want to work at a “large, corporate” company (International Business Times).

Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed say they’ll graduate with as much as $50,000 in debt. Thirteen percent say they have debt of $50,000 to $200,000. (International Business Times)

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