The Class of 2019 is thriving at record numbers.
Each year, the Office of Career Services surveys our most recent graduates to track their progress during their first year after Spring Hill College. The resulting Outcomes Report includes data about career fields and employers and where graduates are pursuing advanced degrees and postgraduate fellowships.
The Class of 2019 report shows that 99.5 percent of graduates are employed, in graduate school, pursuing internships or are in service. Breaking the numbers down: The majority secured professional positions, followed by those in graduate school and finally, those who found opportunities in the military, in non-profit service or viable internships. The average salary for the class is $41,680, an increase from the previous year’s graduates.
“The College is not only educating students but also fully preparing them for a successful life after graduation. Since 1830, we've been forming young people to be their best selves, now and for the rest of their lives,” said President E. Joseph Lee II, PhD. “The Jesuit ideal of care for the whole person – mind, body and spirit – allows our students to be uniquely suited as productive and purposeful leaders.”
Kyle Mistretta, a 2019 graduate, is now an MD/MPH candidate at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Mistretta said he grew passionate to understand the social factors contributing to illness, saying, “We have a duty to recognize the humanity in our sisters and brothers.” He continued, “My vocation to treat the body, mind and spirit, while being socially and ethically aware certainly was solidified through the faculty and staff, organizations, immersion experiences and my peers at Spring Hill College.”
The Class of 2019 followed the success of the Class of 2018, who reported 95 percent employment, post-graduate or service work.