Keeping up with the Class of 2012

Class of 2012

Steve Minicola

Penn recently sent more than 2,500 undergraduates in the Class of 2013 off into the real world to experience its joys and heartbreaks, successes and failures.

A little more than a year ago, nearly the same number of undergrads in the Class of 2012 were facing an identical scenario: Life, post-Penn. Both classes entered an unstable world with a tough, yet slowly improving economy.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we keep up with the Class of 2012. (Information is based on surveys provided by Penn Career Services.)

71

Percent of undergraduate students in the Class of 2012 who are working full-time.

$58,180.56

Average salary of undergraduate students in the Class of 2012.

19

Percent of 2012 College of Arts & Sciences graduates who work in consulting, the highest of any field. Financial services is second with 18 percent. Education is third with 16 percent. Eight percent work in communications.

88.1

Percent of Wharton undergraduates in the Class of 2012 who are working full-time. The average salary is $66,916. Nearly 28 percent of graduates entered investment banking.

19

Number of School of Nursing undergraduates in the Class of 2012 employed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, out of 147 degrees conferred. HUP is the top employer of those surveyed. Seventy-nine percent of graduates are working full-time. The average salary is $56,051.

91

Percent of School of Engineering & Applied Science undergraduates in the Class of 2012 who were offered employment prior to graduation. Graduates in computer-related majors at Penn have an average salary of $80,118.

Originally published on June 6, 2013