Average Salary for Grove City College Alumni

Ranked in the top 20 percent of universities by return on investment, Grove City College is a Presbyterian Church (USA) university based in Grove City, Pa., and it's home to around 2,000 undergraduates. The school puts an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. The data for this snapshot was collected from Grove City College graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

245
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

87
out of 402
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for Liberal Arts

67
out of 119

Typical Early Career Salary

$47,200
Grove City College Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$32K$64K$96K
Mechanical Engineer
4 salaries
$59,828  
   
Financial Analyst
2 salaries
$52,438  
Operations Manager
2 salaries
$63,000  
Program Analyst
2 salaries
$63,984  
Loan Administrator
2 salaries
$38,748  
Sales and Marketing Manager
2 salaries
$94,000  
Event Coordinator
2 salaries
$46,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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About This School

100 Campus Dr
Grove City, PA 16127-2104

www.gcc.edu/Admissions.php

2,491

Private School, Liberal Arts, Religious, Sober School

82 %

31 %

45 %


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Industry

Graduates of Grove City College go into religious service, the banking industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. A large chunk of former Grove City College students are employed in the manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Those with an education from Grove City College earn an average of $56K.

Gender

After graduation, disparities in salary rise to the surface — males earn an average $62K per year compared to females' about $50K.

Jobs

Sales and Marketing Managers win the contest for best-paid Grove City College alumni, making $94K on average every year, though Operations Managers ($63K), and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $60K) are not far behind. Loan Administrators get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of around $39K in this job.

Locations

Home to a large number of Grove City College alums, Pittsburgh, Pa. is by far the most attractive city for these former students. Washington, DC is another hot spot for Grove City College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $64K). Though New York, N.Y. takes the cake for lowest pay among Grove City College grads (the median salary is $40K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby Grove City, Pa. and New Castle, Pa. also rank high on the list of cities for Grove City College grads.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Grove City College grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration (average earnings climb to $124K per year). Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Marketing & International Business fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $28K.

Skills

Grove City College alumni are often well versed in Microsoft Office, with roughly a tenth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Operations Management translates into above-average pay for Grove City College grads — they earn 36 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a large number of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of alums report dental coverage, too. A large number of alums save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by Grove City College grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Calvin College grads report the most similar salaries to Grove City College alums, earning $56K on average. Other schools similar to Grove City College include Bloomfield College, Saint Mary's College, and Martin University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1079 1334
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for Grove City College

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %
Salary
$33,236 - $62,223
Salary
$32,000 - $86,137

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

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