Outcomes

Support that moves you

Syracuse University prepares students with a distinctive education that can be applied across careers and throughout your lifetime.

You’ll be part of a tight-knit community and support system from the time you arrive through your years as a seasoned alumnus. It’s this combination of rigor and support that propels Syracuse grads to excellent post-graduate outcomes and long-term successes.

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Class of 2017 Highlights

The Class of 2017 consists of graduates from undergraduate programs who were awarded degrees in July, August, December 2017 and May and June 2018. Here is an outcomes overview:

  • 84% of placement survey respondents report they are employed full-time or part-time, in the military, participating in a service program, or attending graduate school.
  • 90% of employed respondents report that their job relates to their career goals.
  • 49% of respondents who entered the workforce obtained their full-time position by graduation.
  • Respondents reported an average base salary of $50,776.

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Top Job Sources

  • 58%: Campus Connection
  • 20%: Networking
  • 18%: Applied directly to organization

Top Employers

Syracuse graduates have gone on to work at Amazon, Bloomberg, Ernst & Young, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Teach for America, Yelp, and more. Forty-nine percent of employed respondents reported receiving and accepting a job offer prior to graduation, while twenty-eight percent received an offer within three months of graduating.

Graduate School

After graduation, some Syracuse University students choose to pursue a graduate degree, with fifteen percent of respondents reporting that they are continuing their education. Top graduate schools for Syracuse 2017 grads include: 

  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Pratt Institute
  • University of Southern California