Outcomes

First Destination Survey Data

Career Services conducts a survey of new Syracuse 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 college and major. Other data on salaries, geographic distribution of graduates, and methods of securing employment is also summarized.

For the full report, view the information below, or download the accessible Career Outcomes Report 2019.

The class of 2019 consists of graduates from undergraduate programs who were awarded degrees in July, August and December of 2018 and May and June of 2019.

Results reflect information on 2,861 of 3,330 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 86 percent knowledge rate.

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 2,861 of 3,330 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 87 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 65% employed
  • 20% continuing education
  • 12% still seeking employment
  • 1% enlisted in military service
  • 1% volunteer or service program
  • 1% not seeking employment

90%

Obtained Full Time Employment by Graduation

40%

Where Graduates Are Located

  • Northeast: 72%
  • South: 10%
  • West: 9%
  • Midwest: 5%
  • International: 4%


Top Employers

  • 360i
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
  • BBDO Worldwide
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • CBS Corporation
  • Citi
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Deloitte
  • Digitas
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • ESPN
  • FCB Health
  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Guidepoint
  • Horizon Media, Inc.
  • IBM
  • iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy's
  • McCann Health
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • MLB Network
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MullenLowe
  • NBC Universal
  • New York Yankees
  • NFL
  • Ogilvy
  • Oracle
  • Perkins + Will
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Raytheon Company
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Ruder Finn, Inc.
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Scribe America
  • Sirius XM Radio, Inc.
  • Stryker
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Synchrony
  • Syracuse University
  • Teach For America
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Yelp

Average Starting Salary

$54,033

Top 25 Graduate Schools

  • Syracuse University
  • New York University
  • Columbia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Boston University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Fordham University
  • State University of New York System-Upstate Medical University
  • Cornell University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Harvard University
  • UCLA
  • University of Southern California
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • American University
  • Rutgers University
  • Temple University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • Wake Forest University

Results reflect information on 98 of 113 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 87 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 82% employed
  • 7% continuing education
  • 11% still seeking

Top Employers

  • Amenta Emma Architects
  • Ballinger
  • CallisonRTKL
  • CREATE Architecture Planning & Design
  • EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Gensler
  • HDR, Inc.
  • Isgenuity
  • Lehman Smith McLeish (LSM)
  • Lubrano Ciavarra
  • MdeAs Architects
  • Michael Graves Architecture & Design
  • Payette Associates
  • Perkins + Will
  • Perkins Eastman
  • SAM KACHMAR ARCHITECTS
  • Studios Architecture
  • The Architectural Team
  • TPG Architects
  • VIP Structures

Average Starting Salary

$54,346

Results reflect information on 846 of 1088 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 78 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 52% employed
  • 32% continuing education
  • 10% still seeking
  • 4% not seeking
  • 2% enlisted in military service
  • 1% volunteer or service program


Top Employers

  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Deloitte
  • Guidepoint
  • Horizon Media, Inc.
  • Justworks
  • KPMG LLP
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NBC Universal
  • New York State Office of the Attorney General
  • NFL
  • Oracle
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Rolling Stone
  • Scribe America
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • United States House of Representatives
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • Walt Disney Company

Average Starting Salary

$49,526

Results reflect information on 101 of 118 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 86 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 58% employed
  • 40% continuing education
  • 2% still seeking

Top Employers

  • Alexandria Central School
  • American Medical Response
  • Association Management Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare
  • Cabrini University
  • Camas Christian Academy
  • CrossFit Syracuse
  • Crouse Hospital
  • FCB Health
  • Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy
  • High Performance Physical Therapy
  • Johnson City Central School District
  • Joyce Consulting Group PC
  • Kelberman Center
  • Lyft
  • Macy's
  • monday.com
  • Northwell Health
  • Success Academy Chart Schools
  • Syracuse University

Average Starting Salary

$50,435

Results reflect information on 266 of 331 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 80 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 70% employed
  • 20% continuing education
  • 9% still seeking
  • 1% enlisted in military service

Top Employers

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Brainlab, Inc.
  • Deloitte
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Google
  • JACOBS
  • JMT
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • M&T Bank
  • Oracle
  • Raytheon Company
  • SRC, Inc
  • Stryker

Average Starting Salary

$66,793

Results reflect information on 292 of 329 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 89 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 59% employed
  • 33% continuing education
  • 7% still seeking
  • 1% not seeking

Top Employers

  • AEG
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • CNY Neurodiagnostics
  • ESPN
  • Hello Fresh
  • Kroenke Sports and Entertainment
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • MKTG, Inc.
  • NBA
  • New York Mets
  • New York Yankees
  • Oracle
  • Scribe America
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Syracuse University
  • UNICEF USA
  • United States Soccer Association
  • William Morris Endeavor

Average Starting Salary

$40,108

Results reflect information on 201 of 209 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 96 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 78% employed
  • 15% continuing education
  • 6% still seeking
  • 1% enlisted in military service

Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Deloitte
  • Digitas
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • SIDEARM Sports
  • Synchrony
  • Walt Disney Company

Average Starting Salary

$70,061

Results reflect information on 368 of 392 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 94 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 81% employed
  • 13% continuing education
  • 5% still seeking
  • 2% not seeking

Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • Antares Capital, L.P.
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Eaton
  • Ernst & Young
  • General Electric (GE)
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Macy's
  • McCann Health
  • MullenLowe
  • NBC Universal
  • Oracle
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Ross Stores, Inc.
  • Synchrony
  • Walt Disney Company

Average Starting Salary

$59,943

Results reflect information on 506 of 518 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 98 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 83% employed
  • 11% still seeking
  • 6% continuing education

Top Employers

  • 360i
  • Area 23
  • BBDO Worldwide
  • Bustle Digital Group
  • CBS Corporation
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Edelman
  • ESPN
  • Merkley and Partners
  • MLB Network
  • NBC Universal
  • NFL
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Oracle
  • Oren Co
  • R/GA
  • Ruder Finn, Inc.
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Sirius XM Radio, Inc.
  • United Talent Agency

Average Starting Salary

$47,051

Results reflect information on 367 of 420 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 87 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 55% employed
  • 32% still seeking
  • 10% continuing education
  • 2% enlisted in the military or volunteer/service program
  • 1% not seeking

Top Employers

  • Ann Inc.
  • Atlantic Media
  • Barker
  • Beacon Hill Staffing Group
  • Edelman
  • ESPN
  • FX
  • Horizon Media, Inc.
  • iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • Live Nation Entertainment
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Syracuse University
  • Teach For America
  • The Estee Lauder Companies
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Warner Records
  • WIRED

Average Starting Salary

$47,610

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