Career Destinations, 2012-13 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 2012 and May 2013.

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

Current Status
82% Employed (graph)
13% Enrolled in graduate or professional school (graph)
  2% Seeking employment
  3% Travel, volunteer work, personal commitments

Over half of the employed respondents received a job offer before graduating.

Received First Job Offer
69% Before graduating
21% Within three months after graduating
  8% Four to six months after graduating
 2% More than six months after graduating

Of those respondents employed full time, 40% shared their annual salaries.

Annual Salaries
Average: $47,672
Median: $50,000
Range: $18,720 – $125,000

Although most graduates chose employment immediately after graduation, 67% of those currently employed full time expect to return to graduate school at some time in the future.

Plans for Further Education
10% Are actively applying to graduate or professional school
57% Plan to enroll in the next few years
33% Have no immediate plans for further education