Augustana reports 98 percent job placement for class of 2018

March 15, 2019

Augustana University is maintaining its near-perfect five-year average of 98 percent job placement among new graduates.

The rate for 2018 represents the percentage of students who graduated between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, who found employment in their chosen field or major.

Twenty-two percent of new graduates pursued graduate school or otherwise continued their education.

“This report highlights Augustana’s commitment to producing a diversified and experienced professional workforce,” said Billie Streufert, executive director of Augustana’s Student Success Center.

“Our professors challenge students to think globally and teach vital 21st century skills like critical thinking and effective communication. Students are building a foundation of knowledge and leave Augustana ready to make a difference in their career fields.”

Among those who secured employment and reported their geographical location, 60 percent are working in South Dakota, and of those, 94 percent are employed in the Sioux Falls region. In addition to the local impact, graduates reported working in 24 states and several foreign countries.

Top occupational classifications for 2018 grads include:

  • Health care and technical.
  • Education.
  • Business, professional and financial.
  • Arts, design and entertainment.

The median salary reported for 2018 grads was $47,736.

“Outside the classroom, Augustana offers a wealth of applied-learning opportunities that include internships, student teaching, undergraduate research, clinical work, volunteerism, study abroad and more,” Streufert said.

“That experience, combined with the connections our students build throughout their time at Augustana, prepares students for their first job after graduation, as well as future career opportunities.”

Read the full Outcomes Report, published by the Augustana Student Success Center, by clicking here. 

Augustana reports 98 percent job placement for class of 2018

Augustana University is maintaining its near-perfect five-year average of 98 percent job placement among new graduates.

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