Life After Purchase 2018

Careers and Education 

A majority (92%) of the 2018 graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school* with 88% working only and 4% in graduate school only.

Outcome by School

  • 87.5% ARTS
  • 84.5% LAS
  • 92.4% LSCE

Additional Outcomes

  • 13% enrolled in graduate or professional school
  • 84% are employed full or part-time including self-employment, performance, or artistic freelancing
  • 78.7% participated in experiential learning / 68% participated in at least one internship
  •  71% are working in a field directly or somewhat related to their academic study
  •  52% found jobs before graduation.  

Career Prep

  • 93.4% rate the quality of the Career Center as excellent, very helpful, or somewhat helpful
  • 68.5% 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 22%
Business  24%
Human / Social Services 5.2%
Education 12%
Media Arts & Communication 13.6%
Science, Technology, and the Environment 5.4%
Healthcare 9.5%
Legal Services 7.2%
Other 0.8%

Graduate fields of study

Fields Percentage
Arts Performance 22.4%
Education 16.4%
Humanities 15%
Business 13.4%
Health Services 10%
Science & Tech 7.5%
Psychology and Counseling 6%
Legal Services 4.5%
Communications & Media

1.5%

Other

1.5%

   

*64% knowledge rate from career outcome data gathered from phone surveys, email, web survey and LinkedIn.

View the 2018 Life After Purchase Survey

For more information about the 2018 graduates, please contact the Career Development Center.