The Lasting Value of an F&M Education

The tremendous success of F&M graduates demonstrates the tangible value of an F&M degree when compared to national outcomes.

A Launchpad for Success

Within six months after graduation, 93% of the Class of 2023 were either employed or furthering their education. This is higher than the national average, which is typically in the mid-80% range.

Let’s connect the dots and explore the numbers — as well as how your choice of a major creates pathways to careers you may have never imagined.

Our knowledge rate of our graduates’ success is 87%. This means 87% of the Class of 2023 has informed us where they landed. 

F&M Graduate Earnings Snapshot

The following data is from PayScale. See F&M's full profile.

$74,600

Early Career Salary (0-5 years of experience in chosen field)

$155,100

Mid-Career Salary (10+ years of experience in chosen field)

Anna Synakh '22 in the F&M library conducting research on Russian soft-power politics from the early 2000s to present day.

Graduates Furthering Their Studies

Learn more about the F&M graduates who are furthering their studies or training.   

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Music producer Ed Chung '97

Graduates in the Workforce

Learn more about the F&M graduates who are employed — by industry and by specific corporations and nonprofits.

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Explore. Experience. Succeed.

True to our mission, the Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) at F&M engages students across all class years. Our enduring commitment to your success helps you launch careers in leading industries and gain admission to high-demand graduate and professional programs around the world. Explore how, as a first-year finding your path or as a senior on the cusp of graduating, you can benefit from OSPGD’s more than 200 programs and activities designed to launch you to success.

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Spotlighting Our Graduates’ Success

May 29, 2024

Student Startup Promotes Responsible AI Use

A recent F&M graduate and a current student hope to harness the power of artificial intelligence to help students learn.

May 13, 2024

Class of 2024 Turns Tassels

A pandemic enveloped their earliest days of college in uncertainty. Four years later, members of the Class of 2024 have emerged as leaders and scholars.

May 12, 2024

Lux et Lex Walk Marks Milestone for Class of 2024

On the eve of Commencement, Franklin & Marshall’s graduating class took one final look at campus together during the Lux et Lex Walk.