Career outcomes data for the 2014 graduating class indicate 66% of undergraduates have an occupation following graduation
31,761 graduates in the 2014 survey cohort from 44 colleges and universities in 22 states have been surveyed using The Outcomes Survey and preliminary results* are in: The market for new grads is looking good. The Outcomes Survey is The National Standard for collecting first destination career outcomes data on new graduates.
66% of respondents from undergraduate programs indicated they were engaged in some type of occupation (employment, military service, additional education, or volunteer service).
The 2014 Preliminary Report* - 31,761 graduates from 44 colleges and universities in 22 states have been surveyed, and with 26% responding as of May 31, 2014, the market looks good for the class of 2014!
In total, 66% of respondents from undergraduate programs indicated they were engaged in some type of occupation (employment, military service, additional education, or volunteer service).
According to the preliminary data,
- The median reported salary for undergraduate students in the period approaching or directly following graduation is $35,000.
- 41% of undergraduates reported being employed full-time.
- More than 50% indicated they held full or part-time employment.
- Only 26% indicated they were unemployed and still seeking employment with 23% indicating that seeking employment was their primary post-graduation activity.
- Nearly 18% of undergraduates reported that they had enrolled in additional education with an additional 16% indicating they were still seeking additional educational opportunities.
American colleges and universities have a valid, nationally-standardized method for finding out what their students are doing after graduation - The Outcomes Survey.
The Outcomes Survey – powered by CSO Research, Inc. – is a turn-key first destination survey system being used by 58 colleges and universities in 29 states to collect career outcomes data on their recent graduates; career outcomes data they can use for accreditation, admissions recruiting, career advising and federal reporting.
*Preliminary results are based on all data collected between May 1 and May 31, 2014, and include data from all respondents. Surveys may be at a variety of stages of data collection. This data is an illustration of ongoing data collection only. Actual aggregate reports will include data only from those institutions following the data collection standards prescribed by The Outcomes Survey (TOS). For more information on TOS standards, research methodology, and data collection approach, please visit www.TheOutcomesSurvey.com.
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