Outcomes of Scripps College Graduates

Upon graduation:

  • 60% of new Scripps alumnae enter the work force
  • 28% pursue graduate or professional degrees
  • 15% travel abroad
  • 8% receive competitive fellowships and grants for study and research

Future plans:

  • 74% of new Scripps alumnae intend to pursue graduate study within five years
  • 65% have completed advanced degrees within five years

Recent Graduate School Acceptances Include:

  • Caltech
  • Columbia
  • Cornell
  • Duke
  • Georgetown
  • George Washington
  • Harvard
  • HEC Paris School of Management
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MIT
  • Oxford
  • Stanford
  • UC Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of London
  • USC
  • Yale

A Scripps degree is proving to be a powerful tool in the job market or on a graduate school application. Despite the economic downturn, our recentgraduates have experienced shorter job search times and higher salaries than previous classes.

Career Planning

Scripps students display multiple talents, aptitudes, and abilities that can be applied to a multitude of occupations. That can make the process of finding the perfect career, encompassing all of your passions, a daunting task!

Our Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) staff has years of experience helping students to envision, formulate, and move towards future goals. They have a wide range of tools such as an Action Plan that gives you year-by-year directions to help you explore, test, and find a new career.

The CP&R office also offers a centralized, online system for Scripps students to explore employment opportunities, including internships, Work Study positions, fellowships, and other career-related options. Thousands of internships and fellowship listings can be accessed through our membership with the Nationwide Internships Consortium (NIC), and students can network with Scripps alumnae through Life Connections, our online alumnae volunteer database.

Fellowships and Academic Distinctions

Scripps College graduates fewer than 250 students each spring, yet the number of prestigious awards and fellowships won by our students rivals that of many large universities. The Class of 2011, which numbers 217 students, includes:

  • 16 Fulbright finalists (9 have been placed in host countries)
  • 1 Davis Peace Grant recipient
  • 15 Teach for America acceptances
  • 2 Peace Corps volunteers
  • 2+ AmeriCorps volunteers

Nearly 12% of the class will begin graduate school this fall, in programs across the country and world.

Approximately 14% of the class will be abroad this fall, in Denmark, Germany, Guam, India, Japan, Mali, Mongolia, the Pacific Islands, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, and Trinidad, to name a few.