Class of 2018

Rooted in Villanova’s Augustinian intellectual tradition, our graduates are well-rounded, compassionate problem solvers with strong critical-thinking skills.

Villanova graduates are the professionals employers seek out to bring enthusiasm and innovation to their organizations. They’re beginning careers with top companies, starting their own businesses and conducting cutting-edge research.

Villanovans are the students who add knowledge and experience to prestigious graduate school classrooms and medical school labs. They’re the people who heed the Augustinian call to serve others around the world with inventive ideas and a willingness to use their skills for the greater good. You’ll find them wherever you go, because they have the skills to flourish wherever they go.

Read on for a look at the Class of 2018—a group of Villanova graduates who are igniting real change all over the world.


2018 Overall University Outcomes


Undergraduate Outcomes by College

  Liberal Arts & Sciences Engineering Nursing Business All
Employed 60.4% 78.8% 89.5% 88.5% 74.1%
Continuing Education 28.2% 10.8% 0.0% 7.9% 17.1%
Other Endeavors 8.3% 6.0% 7.9% 1.0% 5.7%
Seeking Opportunities 3.1% 4.4% 2.6% 2.6% 3.1%
88.0% Knowledge Rate        



Successful Placement Rate

The percentage of graduations employed, continuing education, or engaged in other planned activities (including military service, volunteer/service work and taking time off before pursuing opportunities).


Graduates who are employed full-time or part-time, including graduates who are entrepreneurs, in fellowships, temporary/contract work, freelance jobs and post-graduation internships.

Continuing Education

Graduates who are enrolled full-time or part-time in a degree program, certificate program or specialized training.

Other Endeavors

Graduates who are involved in service and volunteer programs for an extended period of time, service in any branch of the military or choosing non-employment, including graduates taking gap years before applying to professional and doctoral programs.

Seeking Opportunities

Graduates who reported seeking employment or continuing education programs after graduation.


How we collected these results

For the career outcomes survey, the university began collecting information from Spring graduates starting the April before graduation and ending six months after Commencement. Information is also collected via public record (LinkedIn) and official employment and institutional records. A small percentage of graduates reported prior to graduation that they were seeking opportunities, but did not provide an update during the survey collection period and are not included in these statistics. The percentage of the graduating class with known career outcomes is the knowledge rate.  

The knowledge rate for the Class of 2018 is 88.0 percent.

Complete Class of 2018 outcomes are available, including statistics and salary information by college, in the First Destinations Report Brochure.


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