The Life after Purchase: First Destination Survey is conducted approximately 8–12 months following graduation to determine postgraduate employment, graduate and professional school enrollment, usage of services, and overall career outcome for the graduating class.
Life After Purchase 2022
For the 2022 graduating class, 92% of survey respondents were found to have positive career outcomes including employment and enrollment in graduate or professional school or both, noted at the time of the annual survey. The survey is conducted approximately nine months-one year following commencement.
Total Employment by School or Conservatory
89% School of the Arts
84.41% School Liberal Arts and Sciences
12.5% enrolled in graduate or professional school
86% are employed full-time or part-time including self-employment, performance, or artistic freelancing.
66.23% are working in a field directly or somewhat related to their academic study
- 88% rate the quality of the Career Center as excellent, very helpful, or somewhat helpful
- 69.4% reported that their academic program prepared them for their careers and 79% of them also used the Career Development Center
- Of the graduates employed full-time, 80% also used the Career Development Center. 33.5% of those employed, reported finding their first positions through resources or programs attributed to the Career Center.
Fields where graduates found employment
|Arts and Entertainment/Visual Arts||22.13%|
|Public Services and Law||16.94%|
|Media Arts & Communication||6.56%|
|Healthcare and Health Services||5.46%|
|Science, Technology, and Environment||1.91%|
Industries that hired Purchase graduates
Graduate fields of study
|Arts Performance/Arts Management||20%|
|Communications & Media||9.1%|
|Law & Legal Services||1.82%|
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