Life After Purchase 2017

Careers and Education 

A majority (88%) of the 2017 graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school.*

Outcome by School
90.6% ARTS, 85% LAS, 89% LSCE

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13.5% enrolled in graduate or professional school

10% employed and in graduate school


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84.5% are employed full or part-time   |   10% employed either full or part-time

42.4% working full time   |   33.1% working part-time


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 67% are working in a field directly or somewhat related to their academic study

 44% found jobs before graduation.  

Career Prep

  • 93.7% rate the quality of the Career Center as excellent, very helpful or somewhat helpful
  • 67.5% reported that their academic program prepared them for their careers and 76.5% of them also used the Career Development Center

Fields where graduates found employment

Fields Percentage
Arts 28%
Business  24%
Human / Social Services 14%
Education 12%
Media Arts & Communication 6%
Science, Technology, and the Environment 6%
Healthcare 5%
Legal Services 4%
Other 0.8%

Graduate fields of study

Fields Percentage
Arts Performance 27%
Psychology and Counseling 12%
Education 10%
Business 10%
Legal Services 8%
Science & Tech 8%
Health Services 8%
Visual Arts 5%
Communications & Media






*60% knowledge rate from career outcome data gathered from phone surveys, email, web survey and LinkedIn

View the 2017 Life After Purchase Survey

For more information about the 2017 graduates, please contact the Career Development Center to request further information.