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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 71 percent are employed full-time and 19 percent part-time.

Five years post-graduation 88 percent report being employed full-time with 88 percent reporting they landed their first full-time position within one year of graduation; 66 percent obtained their first job prior to graduation or within three months of graduation.

Types of employment

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

Teacher 26%
Other Professional 18%
Scientist 15%
Financial 6%
Social Worker 5%
Legal Professional or Law Enforcement 5%
Skilled Trades and other Service Occupations 5%

Top employers of Hood College Graduates

  • Frederick Memorial Hospital
  • Frederick County Public Schools
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Xceleron Incorporated
  • Way Station Incorporated
  • La Petite Academy
  • Scribe America
  • Experient Incorporated
  • United States Army
  • US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)

Graduate Education of Bachelor's Degree Recipients of Hood

At graduation, 19 percent of the class report applying for graduate school and 44% report they plan to apply.  One year post-graduation 29 percent report they have enrolled in graduate school.

Five years post-graduation 65 percent report enrolling in school again, with 40 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 40%
Science and Technology 19%
Social Science 11%
Business 9%
Social Work 9%
Arts 6%
Health 6%

Recent Hood College Graduates have attended these Graduate Schools

  • Catholic University of America
  • George Washington University
  • Hood College
  • Indiana University
  • James Madison University
  • John Hopkins University
  • Marywood University
  • McDaniel College
  • Michigan State University
  • Montana State University
  • Morgan State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Rutgers University
  • Salisbury University 
  • Seton Hall University 
  • Shenandoah University 
  • Shippensburg University 
  • Towson University 
  • University of Baltimore
  • University or Maryland