Centre College was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top colleges in the nation where graduates pursue advanced study. Ranked #10 on the list, 35 percent of graduates continue their education within six months.
In the College’s overview, U.S. News mentioned the Centre Commitment, which guarantees study abroad, an internship or research experience and graduation in four years. The ranking also highlighted that students are encouraged to take on experiential learning projects through an internship or research opportunity with a faculty member.
“Centre provides students with a rigorous and robust academic experience,” said Joy Asher, director of the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD). “The CCPD helps students build on that experience by guiding them through a process of thoughtful career exploration and development. These two elements work together to make students uniquely prepared to achieve at high levels in graduate and professional schools. Not only are students experiencing success in their post-graduate studies, but they’re doing so at the top schools in the U.S. and abroad.”
Earlier this summer, the CCPD announced the outcomes for the Class of 2017, accounting for an impressive 97 percent of graduates are employed or are pursuing advanced degrees.
Those pursuing advanced study are seeking degrees in medicine/healthcare (31 percent), law (16 percent), business (11 percent), science (10 percent), education (9 percent) and arts/humanities (8 percent).
Featured graduate and professional schools include Carnegie Mellon, DePaul, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
Read more about the ranking here.
by Kerry Steinhofer
August 17, 2018