Undergraduate By The Numbers

Undergraduate First Destinations

Class of 2017

By December 2017, 100% of the undergraduate class of 2017 had reported a post-graduation outcome related to professional experiences, including employment, religious vocation and service, and graduate or professional school.*  (This represents a "knowledge rate" of 100%).

Of the members of the Class of 2017, 97.15% were able to seek employment or continuing education within six months of graduation.  2.85% of graduates were unable to engage in professional searches due to personal reasons.

Of the graduates from the class of 2017 able to engage in a professional search, 95.1% were either employed or engaged in continued education. 

Employed  67.43% 
Attending Graduate School     27.69% 
Seeking Employment or underemployed     4.89%

Of Employed graduates (at nonprofit, for-profit, and public service organizations) from the Class of 2017, 18.24% provided entry-level salary data.  The average salary of these graduates was $42,870. The median salary was $40.000. The lowest salary reported was $20,000, and the highest was $145,000.

Class of 2016

By December 2016, 100% of the undergraduate class of 2016 had reported a post-graduation outcome related to professional experiences, including employment, religious vocation and service, and graduate or professional school.*  (This represents a "knowledge rate" of 100%).

Of the members of the Class of 2016, 98.5% were able to seek employment or continuing education within six months of graduation.  1.51% of graduates were unable to engage in professional searches due to personal reasons.

Of the graduates from the class of 2016 able to engage in a professional search, 96.17% were either employed or engaged in continued education. 

Employed  74.33% 
Attending Graduate School     21.84% 
Seeking Employment or underemployed     3.83%

 

Of Employed graduates (at nonprofit, for-profit, and public service organizations) from the Class of 2016, 30.41% provided entry-level salary data.  The average salary of these graduates was $39,754. The median salary was $40.000 (an increase of almost 10% year-over-year). The lowest salary reported was $25,000, and the highest was $70,000.

Class of 2015

By December 2015, 100% of the undergraduate class of 2015 had reported a post-graduation outcome related to professional experiences, including employment , religious vocation and service, and graduate or professional school.*  (This represents a "knowledge rate" of 100%).

Of the members of the Class of 2015, 98.7% were able to seek employment or continuing education within six months of graduation.  1.3% of graduates were unable to engage in professional searches due to personal reasons.

Of the graduates from the class of 2015 able to engage in a professional search, 96.98% were either employed or engaged in continued education. 

Employed  71.14% 
Attending Graduate School     25.84% 
Seeking Employment or underemployed     3.02%

 

Of Employed graduates from the Class of 2015, 38.04% provided entry-level salary data.  The average salary of these graduates was $39,400 and the median salary was $37,000.

Class of 2014

By December 2014, 97.86% of the members of the Class of 2014 were able to seek employment or continuing education within six months of graduation.  2.14% of graduates were unable to engage in professional searches due to personal reasons.

Of the graduates from the class of 2014 able to engage in a professional search, 94.18% were either employed or engaged in continued education. 

Employed   72.72% 
Attending Graduate School     21.46% 
Seeking Employment or unknown     3.32%
Underemployed    2.50%

*For more information regarding the standards for reporting undergraduate First Destination data, see National Association of Colleges and Educators, Standards and Protocols for the Collection and Dissemination of Graduating Student Initial Career Outcomes Information for Undergraduates.  

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