There was no increase in the number of jobs available to the Class of 2010 than were available to the Class of 2009, but the percentage of grads seeking jobs and landing the job did increase significantly. A recent NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) study found the increase resulted from the Class of 2010 more readily accepting job offers than any previous class.
- Only 38 percent of students who applied for jobs received at least one offer. This compares with 40 percent in 2009 and 66 percent in 2007.
- Just over 24 percent (24.4 percent) of [Class of 2010] applicants had a job secured for after graduation. In 2009, only 19.7 percent had a job in hand, while in 2007 more than 50 percent of senior applicants had secured a job to go to after graduation.
- Of those receiving a job offer in 2010, more than 59 percent had accepted an offer.
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