Assessment Reports

Career Services Strategic Plan

Career Services Annual Report

Where Gauchos Go

NACE First Destination Survey

  • NACE First Destination Survey Class of 2015
  • NACE First Destination Survey Class of 2016 Highlights
    • Overall, outcomes for Class of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates trailed those of their Class of 2015 counterparts. The percentage employed declined as did the percentage in an advanced degree program. The average starting salary also decreased. However, these negative trends were not dramatic.
    • Overall, 81 percent of 2016 bachelor’s degree graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. More than half landed in a full-time position with a traditional employer (53.4 percent), and 17.5 percent were continuing their education. Just over 16 percent reported that they were still seeking a job or further education.
    • In terms of securing full-time employment with a traditional employer, by location, bachelor’s degree graduates in New England fared best (64.1 percent), while those studying engineering technology came out on top of other academic disciplines (72.3 percent).
    • Among bachelor’s degree graduates, the average starting salary was $49,525, down approximately 1.4 percent from the 2015 average ($50,210).
    • More than 70 percent of master’s degree graduates secured full-time employment with a traditional employer within six months of graduation.
    • The differential between master’s and bachelor’s degree salaries was approximately 32 percent.

NACE Salary Survey

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