USF reports outstanding post-graduate success results

May 28, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis is pleased to announce 95.2% of its 2018 graduates are employed, serving in the service/military or enrolled in additional education.

The information was gleaned through a Career Outcomes study, completed December 31, 2018, which included 91.3% of the Class of 2018 graduates.

Top employers of the Class of 2018 are Parkview Health System, Lutheran Health Network, Franciscan Health, IU Health, University of Saint Francis, St. Vincent Hospital, Community Healthcare System, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Schools and Zimmer Biomet.

“The 2018 Career Outcomes study reflects the hard work of students and faculty, as well as USF’s strong relationships with local employers,” said USF President Sister M. Elise Kriss. “We are excited to see our alumni achieve success in their careers and educational goals.”

Of the Class of 2018, 46% of graduates are Health Diagnosing/Treating Practitioners, Technologists and Therapists, 11.7% are in management, financial, operations, sales and other management and executive positions, 8.2% are educators, counselors and social services specialists, and the remaining graduates include art/design, law enforcement, communication, physical science and other professionals.

Data was collected from 609 of the 666 graduates in the Class of 2018.

For more information, contact Natalie Wagoner, Director of the USF Career Outreach Center, at 260-399-7700, ext. 6070, or email

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.