The Williams College of Business

Student Outcomes

Xavier is proud to share our students' achievements.

Below, you will find some information about career placement, whether it be employment, volunteering or continuing education. Additionally, we share our retention rates, which are the percent of students who return to Xavier from one year to the next.

Undergraduate Employment | Graduate Employment | Undergraduate Retention | Graduate Retention

Undergraduate Employment Data

The Williams College of Business grooms its students with essential knowledge and skills needed to compete in the business world, but we don’t stop there. The College provides students with strong decision-making skills, a sense of ethics, social values and nuances or professional development and networking that enhance their career potential. The results are impressive.

  • $47,920 – median starting salary for business graduates
  • 22% - studied abroad during college
  • 63% - secured employment or planned to go to graduate school prior to graduation
  • 87% - interned during college
  • 97% - were employed or in post-graduate studies within 180 days of graduation
  • 1% - were self-employed, joined the military or spent a volunteer year
Class of 2019 Employment/Grad School Outcomes within 180 days of graduation
Outcome Percentage
Employed 89%
Graduate School 8%
Total employed or in graduate school 97%
Volunteer Year 1%


Knowledge Rate 88%

Top Employers Class of 2019

  • Arthur J Gallagher
  • Cintas
  • Deloitte
  • Fidelity
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Grant Thornton
  • Kroger
  • Macy's
  • Nielsen
  • Paycor
  • TQL
  • US Bank

Graduate Employment Data

The 2017-2018 MBA employment results were gathered during the summer of 2019.

The results were gathered from alumni of all the Xavier MBA programs: The Evening MBA, The Executive MBA, the Full-Time MBA for Emerging Leaders, the On Line MBA, and the West Chester MBA with the Evening MBA providing the largest percentage of respondents at 62%. All respondents had graduated in either December or August 2017.

Within 90 days (3 months) of graduation the majority of respondents 57% continued in the same role held while attending the program, with 14% obtaining a new job after graduation, 10% seeking employment, and 8% receiving promotions at graduation.

Starting salaries ranged from $140,000 to $40,000. The average salary upon graduation was $92,000.

Positions obtained were in the areas of:

Area of Employment Percentage
Marketing /Sales 33.33%
Other 33.33%
Finance/Accounting 11.11%


General Management 5.56%
MIS 5.56
Consulting 5.56%

83.33% of new positions were located in the Midwestern United States.

Undergraduate Retention

WCB Undergraduate Retention
Cohort Year Retention
Fall to 1st Spring
Fall to Fall
2016 93% 84%
2017 94% 84%
2018 94% 83%

Graduate Retention

WCB MBA Retention Fall to Fall
Cohort Year 1st Year Count 2nd Year Count Percentage
2016 141 91 65%