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Employment and Graduate Education of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

Employment placement rates of Hood College Graduates

Hood College graduates report one-year after graduation that 80 percent are employed full-time and 10 percent part-time.

Five years post-graduation 84 percent report being employed full-time.

Types of employment

The categories of employment reported by Hood College graduates five years post-graduation:

Other Professional       20%
Teacher 15%
Sales/Marketing 12%
Social Worker 10%
Manager, Executive, Proprietor 7%
Scientist 7%
Communications 6%          
Health Professional 6%
Legal Profession/Law Enforcement      6%
Financial      4%
Skilled Trades and other Service Occupations 4%
Information Systems 1%

Recent employers of Hood College Graduates

Department of Defense MITC Software
Frederick County Public Schools M&T Bank
Frederick Memorial Hospital National Institute on Aging
Hood College T. Rowe Price
Howard County Public Schools USDA
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory USAMRIID
Leidos YMCA

Graduate Education of Bachelor's Degree Recipients of Hood

At graduation, 14 percent of the class report applying for graduate school and 27% report they plan to apply.  One year post-graduation 36 percent report they have enrolled in graduate school.

Five years post-graduation 65 percent report enrolling in school again, with 46 percent reporting the completion of a Master's, First Professional, Graduate Certificate or Doctoral degree. Five years post-graduation alumni report they enrolled in the following areas of graduate/professional study:

Education 16%
Business      16%     
Social Science 14%
Health 13%
Liberal Arts 11%
Social Work      11%
Science and Technology      7%
Law School 5%
Library Science 5%

Recent Hood College Graduates have attended these Graduate Schools

  • Hood College
  • Argosy University
  • Bowie State University
  • California State University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia State University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Morgan State University
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • University of Maryland
  • University of North Carolina
  • Walden University


Bachelor Degree Recipients Survey, 2017.
One Year-Out Alumni Survey, 2016.
Five Year-Out Alumni Survey, Class of 2011.

Timeframes and methodology

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) administers the bachelor degree recipients, one year-out and five-year-out alumni surveys annually using both online and paper formats.