07/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

College Grads Shun Wall St. For Non-Profits

Nationally, 27 percent of about 1.6 million graduating seniors plan to work for nonprofit groups or governments, an increase from 23 percent in 2008, according to a survey of 14,225 U.S. college students conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Thirty-nine percent of graduates want private sector jobs, down from 45 percent last year, the survey found.

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