Kevin Gray, ext. 139
Joshua Kahn, ext. 127, 610.868.1421
May 14, 2019
Class of 2019: Best Job Market for New College Grads Since 2007
BETHLEHEM, PA—Class of 2019 graduating seniors are benefitting from the best job market for new college graduates since 2007, according to results of a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Results from NACE’s Class of 2019 Student Survey show that graduating college seniors who had applied for full-time jobs received an average of 1.10 job offers. This marks the highest rate of average job offers in 12 years.
These data bear out the results of other NACE studies: Earlier this month, NACE released results from its Job Outlook 2019 Spring Update, which indicated that employers plan to hire 10.7 percent more graduates from the Class of 2019 than they did from the Class of 2018 for positions in the United States.
About the Class of 2019 Student Survey: NACE’s Class of 2019 Student Survey was conducted from February 13, 2019 to April 30, 2019. A total of 22,367 students across bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and all year levels at colleges and universities nationwide took part; the focus of the report and this release are the 3,951 bachelor’s degree students who indicated that they are graduating during the 2018-19 academic school year (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019), and were thus members of the Class of 2019. The Class of 2019 Student Survey Report will be available this summer.
About the Job Outlook 2019 Spring Update survey: The Job Outlook 2019 Spring Update survey was conducted from February 27 – March 29, 2019; the survey was sent to 921 NACE employer members; 155, or 16.8 percent responded. The survey updates hiring projections for the Class of 2019; those projections were collected from NACE employer members from August 1 – October 8, 2018, and reported in the Job Outlook 2019 survey report, published in November 2018.
About NACE: Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been the leading source of information about the employment of college graduates. For more information, visit www.naceweb.org. NACE maintains a virtual press room for the media.