Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Where Our Graduates Go

Start here. End up … where?

Scholars after graduation

It's a good question to ask when you are considering colleges and trying to figure out how to get ready for your future.

For Schreyer Scholars, graduating with honors from Penn State opens up a world of opportunity — Scholar alumni can be found on six of the seven continents working, serving, and learning.

Among our most recent graduates, you'll find Scholar alumni enrolled at top-tier graduate schools, employed by leaders in commerce and industry, and engaged in some of the country's most esteemed public service initiatives.

So, where do you go from here?

You decide where you want to go, and the Schreyer Honors College will help you get there.

Recent Graduates

Where did our recent Scholar graduates go?

2015-16 Graduate Outcomes

2015-16 Scholar graduate outcomes
Outcome Percentage of Scholars
Industry/Workforce 59.0%
Graduate School 34.0%
Other 7.0%

Five and Ten Year Outcomes

The Schreyer Honors College tradition of academic excellence follows our Scholars well into their futures. Review the breakdown of post-baccalaureate degrees obtained by Scholars five and ten years after they've graduated from the honors college.

Degree Number of Ten Year Graduates (2005-06) Number of Five Year Graduates (2010-11)
Masters 175 93
MBA 30 1
Doctorate 58 3
Medical 35 33
Law 39 18

Bar graph showing 5 and 10 year Schreyer Scholar graduate outcomes

29% of Five Year Graduates earned an advanced degree (148 of the 510 graduates)
74% of the Ten Year Graduates earned an advanced degree (337 of the 454 graduates)

Note: Some graduates earned more than one degree.

The five and ten year outcomes project was initiated by SHC Career Services Coordinator Lisa Kerchinski, data was compiled by Alex Yin, senior planning and research associate from the Penn State Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment, in collaboration with Brittani Wyskocil, a graduate of the Penn State College Student Affairs program. All data was collected from the National Student Clearinghouse to create a complete and accurate picture of the paths our Scholars took in post-baccalaurete work.

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