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UDayton Destination Survey Shows Success

For the second straight year, 97% of recent University of Dayton grads responding to the career services office’s Flyer First Destination Survey report being employed, pursuing a graduate degree or participating in a service program within six months of graduation.

It’s a remarkable track record of success, with at least a 95 percent success rate for the last eight years of the survey.

Ninety-seven percent of all respondents report they hold full-time jobs. And 97% of respondents report they are in their chosen field or in a job that’s a first step toward a position in their field.

All four undergraduate schools — College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Health Sciences and School of Engineering — achieved at least a 97% success rate. The School of Education and Health Sciences led the way with 99%.

“This is a testament to our students’ hard work and achievement that result in excellent opportunities after graduation,” said Jason Eckert, director of career services. “It also reflects the value of a University of Dayton education, which provides our students the resources, hands-on work experiences and research opportunities that set them up for this success.”

Top employers of University of Dayton graduates include the U.S. Air Force, AmeriCorps, General Electric Co., the U.S. Army, Crown Equipment, EY, and PNC Bank. The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati and University of Pittsburgh are among the top graduate schools for University of Dayton students.

Nearly half of the graduates find employment in Ohio while the other half find opportunities in at least 40 states and 20 countries.

“Our grads are not only landing jobs, but also landing competitive starting salaries that accelerate their earnings and career progression, as illustrated by a recent PayScale survey,” Eckert said.

That PayScale survey indicates graduates with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton earn an average yearly salary of $57,400 early in their careers and $105,000 mid-way through their careers.

“This is great news. University of Dayton graduates have worked hard to earn their degrees and are starting their careers on solid footing. These consistently strong outcomes underscore the quality and value of a UD degree,” said Jason Reinoehl, vice president of strategic enrollment management.

Future students can look forward to the investment the University made in expanding interview and recruiting space in a new building opened this academic year adjacent to the Office of Career Services’ home at 208 L St. The new Employer Engagement Center features nine suites for employers to use when interviewing students for internships, co-ops and full-time jobs.

View more information at University of Dayton’s website.