Following graduation, Hope students earn an average of $54K.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $48K where the average male graduate hauls home around $66K.
Many Hope alumni remain in Holland after graduation; close to a fourth of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here.
A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) earns Hope students the most money after college (an average about $57K per year). A Bachelor's Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of approximately $53K.
Roughly a fourth of grads report using Microsoft Office as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Autodesk AutoCAD translates into above-average pay for Hope College grads — they earn 3 percent more than their fellow graduates.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all former students opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that nearly all graduates are given health coverage, and a majority of respondents accept dental insurance. Additional perks enjoyed by Hope College grads include life insurance, a casual working environment, and a company-subsidized cell phone.
Among alumni of similar schools, Beloit College grads (who make an average of $52K) earn salaries most similar to Hope alumni. Other schools similar to Hope include Kalamazoo College, Albion College, and Alma College.