Career Destinations, 2011-12 Graduates

Each year, Career Services compiles outcomes data on USD students completing an undergraduate degree. This year, the data gathered from multiple sources reflects the initial career destinations for those who graduated between August 2011 and May 2012.

What are the graduates doing? The majority of those who responded to the survey chose employment immediately after graduation.

Current Status
79% Employed (graph)
13% Enrolled in graduate or professional school (graph)
  5% Seeking employment
  3% Travel, volunteer work, personal commitments
Over half of the employed respondents received a job offer before graduating.
Received First Job Offer
59% Before graduating
29% Within three months after graduating
  9% Four to six months after graduating
  3% More than six months after graduating
Of those respondents employed full time, 52% shared their annual salaries.
Annual Salaries
Average: $45,941
Median: $49,000
Range: $17,000 – $105,000
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
12% Are actively applying to graduate or professional school
61% Plan to enroll in the next few years
27% Have no immediate plans for further education