University of San Diego Career Outcomes

2016-17 Undergraduate Career Destinations

Students graduating from the University of San Diego with a baccalaureate degree will have a unique advantage in pursuing their career choices. With a curriculum grounded in the Catholic tradition and shaped by the liberal arts, USD focuses on the development of the whole person—their intellectual, spiritual, creative and social capacity.

USD students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to write well, think critically, ethically and quantitatively, ask the right questions, recognize problems and work within teams to develop solutions. These skills, coupled with service learning and studying abroad, equip USD graduates with a unique global outlook and an appreciation for the cultural diversity of people and ideas.

These are the combined skills that today's global companies and institutions are looking for as they search for working professionals expected to accomplish more with fewer resources.

USD Career Development Center compiles data on students completing their undergraduate degrees. The information below represents data gathered from multiple sources for 74.7% of undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017.

For more information, please contact Career Development Center at (619) 260-4654.

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Current Status

of 2017-18 respondents are employed or in graduate school.

Employed Graduates

First Job Offer

of 2017-18 respondents received their first full-time job offer within three months of graduating

Employers of USD Graduates

  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • EY
  • Adobe
  • Deloitte
  • Qualcomm
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Nike
  • Salesforce
  • Amazon
  • E.& J. Gallo Winery
  • Fitbit
  • NBC Sports
  • Spotify
  • Taylor Guitars
  • General Atomics
  • Google
  • Illumina
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • Solar Turbines 
  • SpaceX
  • Tesla Motors
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • San Jose Earthquakes Soccer
  • Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
  • International Rescue Committee

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Full-Time Employment by Industry

Participated in an Experiential Learning Activity (e.g. internship, research or community service)

Annual Starting Salaries



Salary Range

Average Annual Starting Salary by Industry

Industry Salary

Graduates Furthering Education

Top-tier graduate programs in nursing, business, peace studies, education, executive and global leadership, nonprofit management regularly produce supremely skilled, intelligent and quality critical thinkers who can solve problems, fulfill a leadership role and be a major contributor to a company's success. An abundance of professional development opportunities are also available through USD's Professional and Continuing Education programs.

    A Sample of Graduate Schools that 2018 University of San Diego Graduates Attend

    • American University
    • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
    • Bowling Green State University
    • Brown University
    • California Polytechnic State University
    • George Washington University
    • Georgetown University
    • Northeastern University
    • Ohio State University
    • Princeton University
    • Syracuse University
    • Texas A&M University
    • University of California Berkeley
    • University of California Los Angeles
    • University of Chicago
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of Miami
    • University of Michigan
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • University of Notre Dame
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Southern California
    • University of Texas
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Washington and Lee University

    See a full list of recent graduate school destinations.