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Understanding the Attributes: Preparation For Career Success

Integrity, Hard Work, Collaboration, Perseverance

Nearly 66% of all college graduates feel their college armed them for success in their chosen field. As with virtually every attribute we analyzed, there is a wide disparity be- tween colleges on this measure. The best-performing schools have military standards (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Citadel, Coast Guard Academy). The Top 10 schools in this measure are rounded out by three historically Black colleges, one Southern liberal arts college and one tech school. Preparation for Career Success means being ready to work hard, with integrity, alongside others, over a sustained period. The schools that best instill these values get the highest marks from their graduates.

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