Class of 2016 Outcomes Report

Placement rates for 2016 Augustana University graduates

A new report by the Student Success Center offers a snapshot of post-graduation activities and destinations for members of the Augustana Class of 2016 (graduates who completed bachelor’s degrees between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016).

Graduates were surveyed within six months of graduation.

Key Findings of the Outcomes Report 

98 percent of recent Augustana grads seeking employment are employed in a position related to their major or chosen field.

Additional points of note include:

  • 20 percent are pursuing grad school and/or continuing education. Of those, more than half are pursuing advanced study in a health care related field. Learn more.
     
  • Grads are working in 18 states and seven countries around the world. Among those who secured employment and reported their geographical location, 60 percent are working in South Dakota and 58 percent are employed in Sioux Falls. Learn more.
     
  • Top industry choices for 2016 grads include health care, education, business and professional/scientific technical services. Learn more.
     
  • 99 percent of grads participated in key engaged learning opportunities, such as experiential learning, internships, co-curricular activities, volunteerism, undergraduate research, clinicals, student teaching, study abroad and more. Learn more.

The Augustana Experience

In addition to employment and grad school placement details, the Outcomes Report also captures key data points that illustrate how satisfied members of the Class of 2016 are with their Augustana experience.

For these reasons, AU grads reported that they launched their careers and post-graduate study with confidence and enthusiasm:

  • 93 percent of 2016 grads strongly agreed or agreed that they received a solid education from Augustana
     
  • 97 percent strongly agreed or agreed that they had at least one professor who made them excited about learning
     
  • 95 percent strongly agreed or agreed that there was a faculty or staff member at Augustana who cared about them as a person
     
  • 96 percent strongly agreed or agreed that they will learn or do something interesting at their job or in their program of study after graduation