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Undergraduate By The Numbers

Undergraduate First Destinations

First Destination Data Collection

OPCD sends a First Destination Survey to undergraduate seniors in March following standards set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Responses are divided into categories of working (with subcategories of employment, military, and volunteering), continuing education, not seeking, and still looking. Students who answer the survey directly are known as responses. Outcomes reported via other sources are called knowledge responses.

These two groups combined (responses and knowledge responses) are used to calculate the first destination knowledge rate--the number of students for whom we have a first destination recorded.  Students who are not seeking a first destination are removed from the total known responses, so that only the group of students who have chosen to seek a first destination are part of the outcomes calculation.

Class of 2021

99.3% of graduates employed or engaged in continued education* 

Employed  66.5%
Attending Graduate School     32.7%
Seeking Employment or underemployed     .7%
Knowledge rate 97.4%

Of employed graduates from the Class of 2021, 26% provided salary data.  The average salary of these graduates was $43,005. The median salary was $40,950. 

*First destination rate formula: Known positive outcomes ÷ (the number of known graduates – those not seeking an outcome) = First destination rate

Class of 2020

97.8% of graduates employed or engaged in continued education* 

Employed  60.6% 
Attending Graduate School     37.3% 
Seeking Employment or underemployed    2.2%
Knowledge rate 93.2%

 

 

 

 

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