Career Destinations, 2013-14 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 2013 and May 2014.

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

Current Status
85% Employed (graph)
11% Enrolled in graduate or professional school (graph)
  3% Seeking employment or education
  1% Travel, volunteer work, personal commitments

 Over 60% of the employed respondents received a job offer before graduating.

Received First Job Offer
62% Before graduating
29% Within three months after graduating
  8% Four to six months after graduating
1% More than six months after graduating

Of those respondents employed full time, 36% shared their annual salaries.

Annual Salaries
Average: $46,954
Median: $48,000
Range: $20,000 – $96,000

Although most graduates chose employment immediately after graduation, 62% of those currently employed full time expect to return to graduate school at some time in the future.

Plans for Further Education
13% Are actively applying to graduate or professional school
49% Plan to enroll in the next few years
38% Have no immediate plans for further education