Graduating Class Follow-Up Data

First Destination Survey of the Class of 2016

Information below reflects the responses of the Bachelor’s degree recipients of the Class of 2016 members regarding their first destination, post-graduation career status. Data was collected by Wilkes University Career Services at a senior class meeting prior to graduation, and via two additional survey administrations, at six months and at one year after graduation. A knowledge rate of 70% of the class was attained. Salary data is offered for full-time positions for majors attaining an adequate sample size. 

Status of Alumni:

  • Working full-time/full-time military career :   73%
  • Attending graduate/professional school full-time: 20%
  • Part-time work, part-time graduate school: 3%
  • Seeking full-time professional employment: 4%

Employment Locations:

  • Northeastern PA:  39%
  • Other PA cities:  32%
  • New York, New Jersey: 13%
  • Other states, international: 16%

Graduate/Professional School Locations:

  • Northeastern PA:  31%
  • Other PA cities:  29%
  • New York, New Jersey: 12%
  • Other states, international:  28%

Relationship of Employment to Undergraduate Academic Majors:

  • Closely related: 75%
  • Somewhat related: 20%
  • Not related: 5%

Full-time Employers And Graduate/professional Schools,
Listed By Schools And Majors

 

Accounting

EMPLOYERS

  • Baker Tilly - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • BDO, LLP USA - Reading, PA
  • Buchanan Clarke Schlader - Homdel, NJ
  • Corning, Inc - Corning, NJ
  • Lower Lackawanna Sewer Authority - Scranton, PA
  • Luzerne Bank - Luzerne, PA
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (2) - Florham, NJ
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers - Morristown, NJ
  • SEI - Scranton, PA
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot - Tobyhanna, PA
  • UPS Global - Dunmore, PA

SALARY RANGE: $35,000-$61,000

MILITARY
  • United States Army - USA
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Temple University - Law School -  Philadelphia, PA

Finance

EMPLOYERS
  • AHBH & Partners - New York, NY
  • Menninger & Musselman Financial Solutions - Harleysville, PA
  • PWC Middle East - Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Aerospace & Engineering Industries - Saudi Arabia
  • Voya Financial Advisers - Harleysville, PA

SALARY RANGE: $42,000 - $66,000

Management

EMPLOYERS
  • Al Habib Medical Group - Saudi Arabia
  • Bakery Delite - Plains, PA
  • Bimbo Bakeries - Rochester, NY
  • Brenntag - Reading, PA
  • Chancellor Financial - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Chartwells by Compass - Rutherford, NJ
  • Geisenger Health - Danville, PA
  • Hackensack Meridian Health - Wall, NJ
  • Jack Williams Tire Company - Music, PA
  • SentreHEART Inc. - Redwood City, CA
  • Wegman's - Bethlehem, PA

SALARY RANGE: $20,000 - $66,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Culinary Institute of America - Hudson Valley, NY
  • Grand Canyon University - MA Divinity - Phoenix, AZ
  • Hofstra University - Juris Doctorate - Hempstead, NY

Marketing

EMPLOYERS
  • Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Comcast - Dupont, PA
  • Florida Office Interiors - Jacksonville, FL
  • Insight Global - Philadelphia, PA
  • Marketeching Solutions - New Hope, PA
  • NET Credit Union - Olyphant, PA
  • Pella Windows and Doors - Newington, NH
  • Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA
  • Positive Results Marketing - Old Forge, PA
  • Sheraton Times Square Hotel - New York, NY
  • Verizon Wireless - Hazelton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $30,000 - $44,900

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University - MBA - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Monmouth University - MSE'd Student Affairs - Long Branch, NJ

Communication Studies

EMPLOYERS
  • ADP - Reading, PA
  • Burlington Coat - Burlington, NJ
  • Community Bank - Shavertown, PA
  • Full Sail University - Winter Park, FL
  • Krupp Kommunications New York, NY
  • Mountain Productions Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Radisson Corporation - Lackawanna Station - Scranton, PA
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals - Bridgewater, NJ
  • United Ground Express - Avoca, PA
  • Wilkes University Alumni Office - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $36,000 - $64,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Pepperdine University - MBA - Malibu, CA

English

EMPLOYERS
  • Freelance Writer - New York, NY
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Vermont College of Fine-Arts - MFA - Montpelier, VT

History

EMPLOYERS
  • Independence Blue Cross - Philadelphia, PA
  • Nazareth School District - Nazareth, PA
  • Whitehall-Coplay School District - Nazareth, PA

Integrative Media

EMPLOYERS
  • Buckman's Inc - Limerick, PA
  • Cornell Cookson - Mountain Top, PA
  • Ideaworks Marketing - Wyoming, PA
  • IMMC Agency - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • KKPR Marketing & Public Relations - Milford, PA
  • Michael's - Chambersburg, PA
  • Misericordia University - Dallas, PA
  • Mom 365 - Portsmouth, VA

SALARY RANGE: $32,000 - $44,000

Graduate School
  • Marywood University - MS Graphic Design - Scranton, PA

Spanish

EMPLOYERS
  • Penn Foster Education - Scranton, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University - MBA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Musical Theater & Theatre Arts

EMPLOYERS
  • Sprint Mobile - Rockville Center, NY
  • Target Corporation - Wilkes-Barre, PA
GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Wilkes University - MBA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Criminology

EMPLOYERS
  • Community Counseling Services - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • East Coast Athletics - Mountain Top, PA
  • Fairchild Semiconductor - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • MidAtlantic Youth Services - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Miner's Medical - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • NBT Bank - Norwich, NY
  • Ocean City Police Department - Ocean City, MD
  • Pella Windows and Doors - Haverhill, MA
  • Scranton Counseling Center - Scranton, Pa
  • The Council of Southeast PA - Doylestown, PA

SALARY RANGE: $24,000 - $47,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Rutgers University - MS Criminology - New Brunswick, NJ
  • Argosy University - MS Forensic Psychology
  • Wilkes University - MBA, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Political Science

EMPLOYER
  • Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance (3) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • English First - Jinhua, China
  • Glen Mills Schools - Glen Mills, PA

SALARY RANGE: $19,000 - $34,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Villanova University - MS Public Administration - Villanova, PA

Psychology

EMPLOYERS
  • Children's Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Delco Innovations - Allentown, PA
  • Domestic Violence Service Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Family Enrichment Center - Scranton, PA
  • Hawkswood School - Eatontown, NJ
  • Keystone Community Resources - Scranton, PA
  • New Story - Throop, PA
  • Scranton Counseling Center - Scranton, PA
  • Scribe America - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Step By Step, Inc. - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • TEK Systems - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE: $21,000 - $33,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Desales University - Doctor of Physical Therapy - Central Valley, PA
  • Texas A & M - MA School Psychology - College Station, TX
  • University of Scranton - MS Clinical Mental Health - Throop, PA
  • Villanova University - MS Public Administration - Villanova, PA
  • Newmann University - Doctor of Physical Therapy - Springfield, PA
  • American International College - MS Occupational Therapy - Springfield, PA

Education

EMPLOYERS
  • Nazareth School District (History) - Nazareth, PA
  • Whitehall-Coplay School District (History) - Whitehall, PA
  • Jeff Public Schools (EES) - Lakewood, CO
  • New Dorp High School (Special Edu.) - Staten Island, NY
  • Souderton Area Schools (Biology) - Souderton, PA
  • Dix Hill School District (Pre-School) - Dix Hills, NY
  • Salvadori Center (STEM, Bridge) - New York, NY
  • Luzerne County Head Start (PreK Counts) (2) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Pocono Mountain Schools (Special Edu.) - Swiftwater, PA
  • Palmerton Area School District (Science) - Philadelphia, PA
  • Crestwood School District - Mountain Top, PA
  • Allentown School District - Allentown, PA
  • Hazelton School District - Hazelton, PA
  • Wyoming Area School District - Exeter, PA
  • Child Development Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wyoming Valley West School District (2) - Kingston, PA
  • Bear Creek Community Charter School (Math) - Bear Creek, PA
  • Lehighton School District (Special Edu.)
  • Wilkes-Barre Area School District - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Philadelphia School District (Social Studies) - Philadelphia, PA
  • Lincoln School (ELA) - Evansville, IN
  • Carlisle Area School District - Carlisle, PA

SALARY RANGE: $19,000 (temp/sub)-$40,000

Nursing

EMPLOYERS
  • Atlantic Health Morristown Center - Morristown, NJ
  • Capital Health - Hopewell, NJ
  • Commonwealth Health - Scranton, PA
  • Commonwealth Health Systems - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Duke University - Durham, SC
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center (3) - Scranton, PA
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley (11) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD
  • Lehigh Valley Network (2) - Allentown, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Network (3) - Hazleton, PA
  • Lourdes Hospital - Binghamton, NY
  • Lutheran Medical Center - Wheatridge, CO
  • Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center - Hershey, PA
  • Pinnacle Health - Harrisburg, PA
  • Regional Hospital of Scranton - Scranton, PA
  • Stony Brook Medicine - Stonybrook, NY

SALARY RANGE: $49,000 - $69,000

Military

US Army - Fort Gordon, GA

Biology

EMPLOYERS
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA
  • New Dorp High School - Staten Island, NY
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo - Cohenksville, PA
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Philadelphia, PA
  • Enzyme Development Corporation - Scranton, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - Allentown, PA
  • Maggie Pence, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rite Aid - Berwick, PA
  • Souderton Area School - Souderton, PA
  • St. Francis Medical Center - Bordentwon, NJ
  • VivoPharm - Hummelstown, PA
  • Walmrt Pharmacy - Lacey, WA

SALARY RANGE: $24,000 - $44,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • Maywood University- MS Nutrition - Scranton, PA
  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine (2) - MD - Hershey, PA
  • Temple Kornberg School of Dentistry - DMD - Philadelphia, PA
  • Thomas Jefferson University - PhD - Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Missouri - MS Natural Resources - Columbia, MO
  • University of North Carolina - MS/D Veterinary Medicine - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Wilkes University - BS Nursing (2) - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University - MBA - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Chemistry

EMPLOYERS
  • Chemours - Wilmington, DE
  • ON Semiconducter - Mountain, Top
  • Reitech Corporation - Lehighton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $62,000 - $86,000

Mathematics & Computer Science/CIS

EMPLOYERS
  • Benton Foundry - Benton, PA
  • Cardone Industries - Philadelphia, PA
  • Coccia Ford - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Prince William County Public - Domfries, VA
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence - New York, NY
  • Saudi Automotive Services Company - Saudi Arabia
  • TMG Health - Nanticoke, PA

SALARY RANGE: $16,000 - $58,000

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • East Stroudsburg University - MS - Stroudsburg, PA
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - MS Financial Engineering - Hoboken, NJ
  • George Mason University - PhD Mathematics - Fairfax, VA

Electrical Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • Bionetics Corporation - Columbus, OH
  • Fairchild/ON Semiconductor - Mountain Top, PA
  • Frontier Communications - Dallas, PA
  • LAN Administration, Saudi Arabia
  • Lockheed Martin - Archbald, PA
  • Saudi Arabia Government - Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia LAN Administration - Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Aronco
  • Smith Miller Associate - Pittston, PA
  • UGI Utilities - Wilkes-Barre, PA

SALARY RANGE:  $53,000 - $67,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • University of California, Davis - PhD - Davis, CA
  • Wilkes University, MS Mechanical Engineering - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Environmental Engineering & Environmental Science

EMPLOYERS
  • Carrol Engineering - Warrington, PA
  • D'Huy Engineering, Inc. (2) - Bethlehem, PA
  • Ebert Engineering - Telford, PA
  • Ebert Engineering - Skippack, PA
  • Geo Technology Associates - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Herbert, Rowland & Grubic - Harrisburg, PA
  • Jeff Public Schools - Lakewood, CO
  • JF Kiely Service Co. - Brenigsville, PA
  • Monroe Energy, LLC - Trainer, PA
  • Montco Products Co. - Bear Creek
  • Moser Consulting - Exton, PA
  • Really & Associates - Pittston, PA
  • Site Services Group - Music, PA
  • Systems Design Engineering - Leesport, PA
  • T.G. Miller Engineers - Ithaca, NY
  • Triumvirate Environmental - Astoria, NY
  • Villanova University - Philadelphia, PA

SALARY RANGE: $ 46,000 - $66,000

GRADUATE SCHOOL
  • Lehigh University - PhD Mechanical Engineering - Bethlehem, PA
  • Pennsylvania State University - MS Mechanical Engineering - State College, PA
  • University of Central Florida - MS Environmental Engineering - Orlando, FL
  • Villanova University - MS Sustainability Engineering - Villanova, PA
  • Wilkes University - MS - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Wilkes University - MS Mechanical Engineering (2) - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Mechanical Engineering

EMPLOYERS
  • Blue Ridge Pressure Castings - Lehighton, PA
  • Brent - Reading, PA
  • Bridge Gap Engineering - Northampton, PA
  • Cornell Cookson Inc. - Mountain Top, PA
  • Flexicon Corporation - Bethlehem, PA
  • Gulf Steel Works - Saudi Arabia
  • Hovertech International - Fountain Hill, PA
  • Itoh Denki USA - Hanover Township, PA
  • Lockheed Martin - Archbald, PA
  • Mactac- Scranton, PA
  • Ministry of the Interior - Kuwait
  • NAVSEA-NSWCPD - Philadelphia, PA
  • PCC Aerostructures  - Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PPG Industries - Pittsburg, PA
  • PPL Electric Utilities - Allentown, PA
  • Remington Lamp - Camp Hill, PA
  • UGI Utilities - Bethlehem, PA
  • Victaulic Company (2) - Easton, PA

SALARY RANGE: $44,000 - $66,000

GRADUATE SCHOOLS

  • Pennsylvania State University - MS Mechanical Engineering - State College, PA