Outcomes

First Destination Survey Data

Career Services conducts a survey of new Syracuse University graduates each year. Data collection begins before students have actually graduated and continues for a number of months beyond graduation. Each “class” is comprised of December, May and summer graduates.

Each report summarizes students’ employment and graduate study statuses, complete with specific information organized by school or college. Other data on salaries, geographic distribution of graduates, and methods of securing employment is also summarized.

For the full report, view the information below.

The class of 2020 consists of graduates from undergraduate programs who were awarded degrees in August and December of 2019 and May, June and July of 2020.

Results reflect information on 2,699 of 3,389 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 80 percent knowledge rate. Data collection begins in October of the students’ graduating year and ends six months post the University’s Commencement.

Data for this report is compiled from information collected by Syracuse University Career Services and various academic units across campus. The information consists mostly of survey responses from graduates, but also includes knowledge gained through LinkedIn and faculty/staff reporting.

The information in this report is collected and compiled following the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) standards and protocols for the collection and dissemination of graduating student initial career outcomes information for undergraduates.

Graduates who completed majors in multiple schools at Syracuse University are reported in the results for each school and college.

Results reflect information on 2,699 of 3,389 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 80 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 54% employed
  • 31% continuing education
  • 13% still seeking employment
  • 1% enlisted in military service
  • 2% not seeking employment

Overall Career Outcome Rate: 86%

Graduates in full- and part-time positions, military service, volunteer or service programs, or graduate school within six months of their graduation.

Graduates Who Obtained Professional Placement Reporting their Position is Related to Career Goals: 90%

Obtained Full-Time Position by Graduation: 32%

Where Graduates Are Located

  • Northeast: 76%
  • Southeast: 8%
  • Southwest: 2%
  • West: 6%
  • Midwest: 4%
  • International: 4%

Featured Employers

  • Accenture
  • AIG
  • AlphaSights
  • Amazon
  • BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Burlington Stores
  • Citi
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EPIX
  • Ernst & Young LLP (EY)
  • Facebook
  • FCB Health
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GE
  • Guidepoint
  • Horizon Media, Inc.
  • IBM
  • iHeartMedia
  • Insight Global
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG LLP
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • MetLife
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MullenLowe
  • National Football League (NFL)
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • NBCUniversal
  • New York Yankees
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Oracle
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
  • Raytheon Company
  • Refinitiv
  • RSM US LLP
  • Success Academy Charter Schools (NY)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Syracuse City School District
  • Syracuse University
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Teach For America
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Verizon
  • WarnerMedia
  • Wayfair
  • Yelp

Average Starting Salary: $55,108

Top 30 Graduate Schools

  • Arizona State University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Fordham University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Hofstra University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Rutgers University
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY-Albany
  • SUNY-Buffalo
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in Saint Louis

Results reflect information on 84 of 92 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 91 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 69% employed
  • 12% continuing education
  • 12% still seeking employment
  • 7% not seeking employment

Featured Employers

  • AECOM
  • ATTUA Architecture + Design
  • BLT Architects
  • CUBE 3
  • Dietz & Company Architects, Inc.
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • EwingCole
  • FX Collaborative
  • Gluckman Tang Architects
  • James Merrill Architects
  • Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design
  • King + King Architects
  • Lavallee Bresinger Architects
  • LSM Architects
  • MdeAs Architects
  • Olson Kundin Architects
  • Populous
  • Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • SAM KACHMAR ARCHITECTS
  • TAD

Average Starting Salary

$54,170

Results reflect information on 474 of 618 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 77 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 29% employed
  • 51% continuing education
  • 13% still seeking
  • 6% not seeking
  • 1% enlisted in military service

Featured Employers

  • Amazon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EBONY Media
  • Helio Health
  • Kessler Foundation
  • KPMG
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • PepsiCo
  • Project Hope
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Stryker
  • Success Academy Charter Schools (NY)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Teach for America
  • Tiverton Police Department
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of Strasbourg
  • Wayfair

Average Starting Salary

$48,410

Results reflect information on 99 of 117 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 85 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 60% continuing education
  • 34% employed
  • 5% still seeking
  • 1% enlisted in military service

Featured Employers

  • Amazon
  • Boston College Lynch School of Education
  • Campus Charter School
  • Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Elmcrest Children's Center
  • Ethical Culture Fieldston School
  • Explore Schools Network (Charter School)
  • Franklin Township Public Schools
  • HumanHire
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Rapid Response
  • Rochelle Park School District
  • ScribeAmerica
  • Substitutes Any Time
  • Success Academy Charter Schools (NY)
  • Syracuse City School District
  • Talk School
  • The Parkside School
  • Weston Public Schools

Average Starting Salary

$45,610

Results reflect information on 275 of 333 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 83 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 56% employed
  • 32% continuing education
  • 12% still seeking
  • 1% enlisted in military service

Featured Employers

  • Accenture
  • Bank of America
  • Carrier Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • General Dynamics
  • GE
  • GlobalFoundries
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
  • Lockheed Martin
  • M&T Bank
  • Microsoft
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Toxikon Corp.
  • Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • WSP USA

Average Starting Salary

$70,600

Results reflect information on 262 of 282 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 93 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 45% continuing education
  • 35% employed
  • 19% still seeking

Featured Employers

  • ACC Network (ESPN)
  • ADP
  • AlphaSights
  • American Institute for Research
  • American Red Cross
  • AstraZeneca
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Deloitte
  • FoodCorps
  • Horizon Media, Inc.
  • Memorial-Sloan -Kettering Cancer Center
  • National Football League (NFL)
  • National Institutes of Health
  • New York Yankees
  • PEACE, Inc.
  • Rubicon Talent
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Syracuse City School District
  • Teach For America
  • Tennessee Titans

Average Starting Salary

$40,108 (2019)*

*Note: Salary data for the Class of 2020 is not included here as the question had a small number of respondents. Class of 2019 data is provided to serve as a reference.

Results reflect information on 169 of 179 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 94 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 72% employed
  • 15% continuing education
  • 12% still seeking

Featured Employers

  • AIG
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH)
  • Cisco
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Facebook
  • FDM Group
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • RSM US LLP
  • Synchrony
  • Wayfair

Average Starting Salary

$67,812

Results reflect information on 462 of 494 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 94 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 72% employed
  • 15% continuing education
  • 12% still seeking
  • 1% not seeking

Featured Employers

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Burlington Stores
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • GE
  • Horizon Media
  • HSBC Bank USA
  • KPMG
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oracle
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Raytheon Company
  • Yelp

Average Starting Salary

$61,413

Results reflect information on 466 of 640 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 73 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 48% employed
  • 38% continuing education
  • 12% still seeking
  • 2% enlisted in military service

Featured Employers

  • Acuity Partners
  • ADP
  • American Red Cross
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg
  • Deloitte
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Guidehouse
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Mayor's Office of Business and Budget
  • New York Yankees
  • Nielsen
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Refinitiv
  • Success Academy Charter Schools (NY)
  • The National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

Average Starting Salary

$51,088

Results reflect information on 344 of 430 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 80 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 78% employed
  • 14% continuing education
  • 8% still seeking

Featured Employers

  • BCW Global
  • CBS Corporation
  • Conde Nast
  • Discovery Inc.
  • FCB Health
  • Fox Corporation
  • Group Nine Media
  • HBO
  • Horizon Media, Inc.
  • iHeartMedia
  • L'Oreal USA
  • National Basketball Association
  • NBCUniversal
  • PAN Communications
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • TikTok
  • W20 Group
  • Warner Music Group
  • WarnerMedia

Average Starting Salary

$44,360

Results reflect information on 279 of 437 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 64 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 52% employed
  • 25% continuing education
  • 23% still seeking

Featured Employers

  • Athleta
  • Atlantic Records
  • BBDO Worldwide
  • Digitas Health
  • Discovery Channel
  • EPIX
  • FCB Health
  • Intercept Music
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • McCann Worldgroup
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Netflix
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
  • Syracuse Stage
  • Syracuse University
  • Theatre For Young Audiences/USA
  • Warner Bros Pictures

Average Starting Salary

$41,211

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