After graduating with the bachelor's degree, most students either enter the world of work or continue their education in graduate or professional schools. USD conducts an annual survey to learn about the career choices made by undergraduate students who were awarded bachelor's degrees during the previous academic year. The survey is conducted online, beginning six months after the May graduation ceremony.
What are the graduates doing? The majority of those who responded to the survey chose employment immediately after graduation.
|13%||Enrolled in graduate or professional school|
|4%||Travel, volunteer work, personal commitments|
|Almost half of the employed respondents received a job offer before graduating.|
|Received First Job Offer|
|40%||Within three months after graduating|
|11%||Four to six months after graduating|
|3%||More than six months after graduating|
|Of those respondents employed full time, 80% shared their annual salaries.|
|Range:||$16,000 – $150,000|
|Although most graduates chose employment, 73% of those currently employed expected to return to graduate school at some time in the future.|
|Plans for Further Education|
|14%||Are actively applying to graduate or professional school|
|59%||Plan to enroll in the next few years|
|27%||Have no immediate plans for further education|