Harvey Mudd College ranked No. 1 for “Best Career Placement” and No. 6 for “Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back” in The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.
The Princeton Review selected colleges based on surveys of administrators and students during the 2016–2017 academic year as well as data that included academics, tuition fees, financial aid, graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The education services company also used data from PayScale.com’s surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2017.
Colleges That Pay You Back does not provide an overall ranking of the 200 colleges profiled in the book, but instead features seven categories of ranking lists. These include the list of “Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back” and six lists naming the top 25 schools in special categories. Harvey Mudd appeared on four of the seven lists, also ranking No. 1 for “Top 25 Colleges That Pay You Back for Students With No Demonstrated Need” and No. 8 for “Top 25 Best Schools for Internships.”
In the previous year’s edition (2017), Harvey Mudd ranked No. 2 for “Best Career Placement” and No. 4 for “Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back.” The College took the top spot for career placement in 2016.
Harvey Mudd’s Office of Career Services (OCS) assists students in every stage of career development, from selecting a major and searching for jobs and internships to exploring careers and researching graduate schools. The office organizes well-attended fall and spring career fairs, which connect students with more than 150 prospective employers per year, allowing them to forge relationships with industry participants and to secure jobs and internships. OCS also offers many programs to help prepare students for life after Harvey Mudd, including networking workshops, mock interview training and a variety of career information sessions featuring both alumni and non-alumni recruiters.
Read the 2016–2017 OCS Impact Report (PDF).