Class of 2017

2017 Overall University Outcomes


Undergraduate Outcomes by College

  Liberal Arts & Sciences Engineering Nursing Business All
Employed 57.4% 72.3% 90.3% 93.8% 73.2%
Continuing Education 27.9% 17.1% 0.0% 3.8% 16.7%
Other Endeavors 10.3% 6.5% 5.4% 0.5% 6.4%
Seeking Opportunities 4.4% 4.1% 4.3% 1.9% 3.7%
92.1% Knowledge Rate          


Successful Placement Rate

The percentage of graduations employed, continuing education, or engaged in other planned activities (including military service, volunteer/service work and taking time off before pursuing opportunities).


Graduates who are employed full-time or part-time, including graduates who are entrepreneurs, in fellowships, temporary/contract work, freelance jobs and post-graduation internships.

Continuing Education

Graduates who are enrolled full-time or part-time in a degree program, certificate program or specialized training.

Other Endeavors

Graduates who are involved in service and volunteer programs for an extended period of time, service in any branch of the military or choosing non-employment, including graduates taking gap years before applying to professional and doctoral programs.

Seeking Opportunities

Graduates who reported seeking employment or continuing education programs after graduation.


How we collected these results

For the 2017 career outcomes survey, the university began collecting information from Spring graduates starting the April before graduation and ending six months after Commencement. Information is also collected via public record (LinkedIn) and official employment and institutional records. A small percentage of graduates reported prior to graduation that they were seeking opportunities, but did not provide an update during the survey collection period and are not included in these statistics. The percentage of the graduating class with known career outcomes is the knowledge rate.  

The knowledge rate for the Class of 2017 is 92.1 percent.

Complete Class of 2017 outcomes are available, including statistics and salary information by college, in the First Destinations Report Brochure.



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