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Career Potential

Among 2017-2018 Hofstra graduates who majored in Rhetorical Studies, 92% of survey respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in the Arts and Humanities, the median annual self-reported salary was $40,000.

Recent alumni of the Rhetorical Studies program work at prominent companies and organizations including:
  • CBS/CBS News
  • Charity Brands Consulting
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • East Meadow School District
  • Empower 1 Self, Inc.
  • Levittown School District
  • Northwell Health
  • Ovation TV
  • The Adecco Group
  • Upserve

Graduates have also enrolled in or said they were planning to attend graduate programs at the Fordham University, Hofstra University, Sarah Lawrence College, SUNY Stony Brook University, Touro College, University of Southern California, and West Chester University.

Alumni outcomes data is based on the results of Hofstra’s annual Alumni Outcomes Survey and other reliable sources. Of the 1,508 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2017-May 2018, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 83% of the 17-18 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and are based upon a 45% response rate for full-time employed undergraduate survey respondents. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to the institutional research page.

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