Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Career Outcomes

First Destination Data on Recent Graduates

The Career Services office has compiled a summary of career outcomes information. These summaries are based on surveys conducted across regular intervals throughout the year, and we use this information to identify ways to improve our job search services for graduating students and alumni.

The data collected from The Outcomes Survey is invaluable to the institution and prepares us to meet new reporting standards. Post-graduation outcomes are critical than ever before and they benefit students, prospective students, and their families, as they make critical decisions about their educational investments.

SWU 2020-2021 Graduates Report (PDF)


SWU 2019-2020 Graduates Report (PDF)

SWU 2018-2019 Graduates Report (PDF)

SWU 2017-2018 Graduates Report (PDF)

SWU 2016-2017 Graduates Report (PDF)

SWU 2015-2016 Graduates Report (PDF)

National Comparisons with Other Universities (PDF)

Compare with National Surveys

Informed Consent Information

Survey Notes
  1. Data is collected in accordance with NACE standards beginning at graduation and continuing 6 months post-graduation. The term “knowledge rate” refers to the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities. This information comes from the graduates via survey. Relevant data may also be provided by secondary sources.
  2. Career Outcome rate includes full-time employed, part-time employed, continuing education, volunteer service, and military service.
  3. Still Seeking rate includes those that indicated that they are seeking employment or that they are seeking to continue their education but have yet to enroll.
  4. Percentages are rounded to the nearest percentage point.

out of all SC Independent Colleges and Universities for best return on investment.
Source: Payscale
SWU ranked in the top 20% of colleges in the Southeast with highest average alumni salary after graduating college.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Education College Scorecard Data

SWU Alumni on LinkedIn

One of the best ways to stay in touch with SWU alumni is to create a LinkedIn account and connect. Ever wonder where SWU alumni live and the type of work they do? LinkedIn is your best online tool to find answers. It can also help you research different organizations and discover connections you may already have.

Did you know 75% of hiring managers reported looking at LinkedIn profiles and 50% of hiring managers will decide whether to move forward with a candidate’s application based on their LinkedIn profile? Use the tools and links in this section to make the most of your free LinkedIn account.

Explore SWU Profiles on LinkedIn

Alumni Profiles

Here are just a few profiles of our outstanding alumni.

Finance & Banking

Business & Management

Education & Teaching

Music & Fine Arts

Government & Public Administration

Health Care Services


Nonprofit and Social Services