The Career Path

Class of 2021 Job Landings by Industry Sector

We prepare our young alumni for career success on Day 1 of their post-college lives.

Franklin & Marshall ranks #18 on Payscale's list of Early Career Salaries. By mid-career, our graduates' earnings more than double :

Starting Median Salary


Mid-Career Median Salary


At the 10-year career mark, the median earnings of F&M graduates who received any type of federal financial stand at $72,227, compared to $47,976 at all four-year colleges, according to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our value is affirmed by widely respected third-party sources. We rank highly on the nation’s top lists for undergraduate institutions. A sample of where we stand among the top liberal arts colleges:

# 42 | U.S. News & World Report

# 29 | Forbes

# 35 | Washington Monthly

# 37 | Niche

The Princeton Review, which does not rank colleges numerically, includes F&M on the following lists:

Perhaps most importantly, our graduates pursue a wide variety of in-demand jobs in top industries and land with some of the world's best and most innovative employers. 

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The Post-Graduate
Education Path

Class of 2021 Landing data: Post-grad degree types

Not every student goes directly from F&M to the workforce. Sparked by a love of learning, many of our graduates opt to pursue further education as their next step to success.

In the past three years, qualified applicants (3.4 GPA, 3.3 science GPA and 76% or better MCAT score) have been accepted to medical school at a rate of 91%.

The success rate is even more pronounced among students pursuing a law degree. In the past three years, qualified applicants (3.0 GPA, 154 or better on the LSAT) were accepted to law school at a rate of 99%.

The type of degrees our students pursue are many, and the list of  institutions where they are now matriculating is impressive.

Additionally, our graduates routinely compete for, and win, some of the nation's top fellowships. Among them:

  • Truman Scholarship
  • Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Fulbright Study/Research Award
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Award
  • Schwarzman Scholarship
  • International Leadership Fellowship
  • Future Public Health Leaders Award
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France Fellowship
  • Carnegie Mellon Public Service Weekend Award
  • Japan English Teaching Award
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