• Overall Offer, Acceptance Rates for Class of 2013 Remain Relatively Unchanged

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    May 15, 2013
     

    Among Class of 2013 graduating seniors who have applied for a job, 45.9 percent have received at least one offer and, of those, 63.9 percent have accepted an offer, according to NACE’s Class of 2013 Student Survey.  

    The offer rate for this year's class represents a slight dip from the 47.7 percent offer rate for the Class of 2012, while the acceptance rate nudged up from the 62.5 percent reported last year.

    Meanwhile, the percentage of Class of 2013 graduating seniors with jobs prior to graduation decreased incrementally to 29.3 percent from the 29.8 percent posted by their Class of 2012 counterparts.

    Several individual majors for Class of 2013 bachelor’s degree graduates posted strong numbers in these areas:

    • Nearly 69 percent of computer science majors (68.7 percent) who applied for a job received at least one job offer, followed by 61.5 percent of economics majors and 61.2 percent of accounting majors. (See Figure 1.)
    • Slightly more than 89 percent (89.4 percent) of accounting majors, 85.5 percent of engineering majors, and 78.2 percent of computer science majors who have received at least one offer have accepted an offer. (See Figure 2.)
    • More than half of Class of 2013 graduating seniors in accounting (54.7 percent), computer science (53.7 percent), and engineering (50.4 percent) who have applied for jobs have landed jobs prior to graduation. (See Figure 3.)

    NACE’s Class of 2013 Student Survey was conducted from February 15, 2013, to April 30, 2013. The survey yielded more than 38,000 responses from college students, including 9,215 from seniors earning bachelor’s degrees. Data for this story reflect responses from these seniors. The full survey report will be released in the fall of 2013.

    Offer Acceptance Rates - Figure 1 

    Offer Acceptance Rates - Figure 2 

    Offer Acceptance Rates - Figure 3 


Overall Offer, Acceptance Rates for Class of 2013 Remain Relatively Unchanged