What today’s students face upon graduating from college:

  • 1,855,000 – students at the Bachelor degree level graduating in 2017
  • 23.4 – average number of graduates applying per position for entry level roles
  • 49% – percentage of students who said their college or university was ineffective in helping them find employment opportunities after graduating
  • 17% – percentage of students who said the Career Services group at their school was “very helpful” in their job search process
  • 49% – percentage of recent college graduates who consider themselves underemployed and in jobs not requiring their college degrees
  • 41% – percentage of recent grads earning $25,000 or less
  • 2,672 to 1 – the average ratio of students to college career center personnel
  • 32.1% – percentage of 18-34 year olds still living in their parents’ home
  • 7.4 months – the average time it takes an unemployed recent grad to find a position
  • 60% – employers in an iCIMS survey who said applicants ought to be more familiar with the company and industry, and must ask better questions interviews