The Professional Standards for College and University Career Services facilitate the creation, maintenance, and delivery of programs, resources, and services.
Developed by a committee of career services professionals, the Professional Standards offer career centers the opportunity to assess, develop, and enhance their operations by assessing operations along 13 dimensions.
Revised in 2016, the Professional Standards are free, and provide the profession with a foundation on which to ensure excellence.
A companion workbook—The NACE Professional Standards Workbook—is available to those who wish to evaluate their career services offices against the standards. (NACE members: A free copy of the workbook is available in MyNACE.)
Median number of career center staff
Median number of students to professional staff
Median square footage of career services office
# of organizations participating in career fairs (median)
Percent of career services offices offering academic advising
2016-17 Career Services Benchmark Survey