EC Grad employment rate?

  1. I read here: that Excelsior's graduate employment rate is only 70%....should i be worried about that? I was thinking of doing the LPN-RN bridge through Excelsior but the 70% employment threw me. I know its not necessarily low but it is compared to traditional colleges...i mean right? My community college for example has a 100% graduate employment rate. I've looked at Bellarmine's accelerated BSN track before as well and they also have a 100% employment rate. So to me that 70% looks kind of concerning, yet I've heard a lot of good things about Excelsior and that many people who have gone through their program found jobs with no problem. But still, any thoughts on this?
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  3. by   Nalon1 RN/EMT-P
    Are you comparing the ASN program to BSN programs?
    Also, 100% employment? I highly doubt that.

    New grads everywhere are having problems getting employed regardless of school (especially those with ASN degrees).
    I think the biggest leg up traditional schools have over Excelsior is they have clinical contracts with hospitals and this sometimes gives the students and "in" to employment.
    Of the 5 Excelsior grads I personally know around me, only 1 had issues getting a job (took about 6 months, I think it was an age issue (she was 59 at the time)).
    Look on the regional boards, all kinds of grads complaining about not being able to find a job, regardless of school.
  4. by   JustBeachyNurse
    In California the new grad RN unemployment rate is up to 48% and EC is not a factor in CA. So that would be a ~52% employment rate. The grads from EC are all over the country and therefore different markets have an impact