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Student Post-Graduation Data

Richmond students achieve a high rate of success after graduation. They are employed in a diverse range of industries and are accepted at some of the best graduate and professional schools in the world. The University of Richmond annually surveys graduates to find out what they are doing one year and five years after graduation. The following are the results from the most recent survey cycles.

One-Year-Out Survey, May 2017 Graduates

  • 99% of graduates were satisfied (generally satisfied or very satisfied) with their undergraduate education at the University of Richmond one year after graduation.
  • 28% are currently enrolled in or have already completed a graduate program or another undergraduate degree.
  • 7% are not currently enrolled but are applying to graduate/professional school.
  • Six-month employment rate:  97%
  • One-year employment rate:  95%
  • Average salary range one year after graduation:  $50,000 - $54,999

Primary Fields of Employment

  • Financial Services/Insurance: 13%
  • Consulting: 8%
  • Technology/Information Technology: 8%
  • Teaching: 5%
  • Accounting: 5%
  • Sales/Business Development: 5%
  • Healthcare (Administrative/Research): 5%
  • Healthcare (Clinical): 4%
  • Real Estate: 4%
  • Marketing: 3%
  • International Affairs/Development: 3%
  • Law: 3%
  • Advertising: 2%
  • Media/Journalism/Publishing: 2%
  • Public Policy: 2%
  • Social Services: 2%
  • Museums & Libraries: 2%
  • Other: 37% 

Note: This survey was administered to alumni who graduated in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Jepson.  The response rate was 43%.

One-Year-Out Survey, May 2016 Graduates

  • 96% of graduates were satisfied (generally satisfied or very satisfied) with their undergraduate education at the University of Richmond one year after graduation.
  • 24% are currently enrolled in or have already completed a graduate program or another undergraduate degree.
  • 6% are not currently enrolled but are applying to graduate/professional school.
  • Six-month employment rate:  96%
  • One-year employment rate:  96%
  • Average salary range one year after graduation:  $45,000 - $49,999

Primary Fields of Employment

  • Finance: 14%
  • Consulting: 12%
  • Marketing & Sales: 11%
  • Accounting: 10%
  • Education: 8%
  • Healthcare: 6%
  • Non-profit & Social Services: 4%
  • Science & Research: 4%
  • Advertising & Public Relations: 3%
  • Government: 3%
  • Public Policy & Law: 3%
  • Arts: 2%
  • Journalism, Publishing, & Media: 1%
  • Environmental: 1%
  • Other: 19%

Note: This survey was administered to alumni who graduated in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Jepson.  The response rate was 49%.

One-Year-Out Survey, May 2015 Graduates

  • 98% of graduates were satisfied (generally satisfied or very satisfied) with their undergraduate education at the University of Richmond one year after graduation.
  • 25% are currently enrolled in or have already completed a graduate program or another undergraduate degree.
  • 6% are not currently enrolled but are applying to graduate/professional school.
  • Six-month employment rate:  96%
  • One-year employment rate:  99%
  • Average salary range one year after graduation:  $45,000 - $49,999

Primary Fields of Employment

  • Finance: 18%
  • Consulting: 12%
  • Accounting: 11%
  • Marketing & Sales: 11%
  • Science & Research: 9%
  • Education: 8%
  • Healthcare: 6%
  • Advertising & Public Relations: 5%
  • Non-profit & Social Services: 3%
  • Arts: 2%
  • Government: 2%
  • Journalism, Publishing, & Media: 2%
  • Environmental: 1%
  • Public Policy & Law: 1%
  • Other: 12% 

Note: This survey was administered to alumni who graduated in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Jepson.  The response rate was 55%.

One-Year-Out Survey, May 2014 Graduates

  • 96% of graduates were satisfied (generally satisfied or very satisfied) with their undergraduate education at the University of Richmond one year after graduation.
  • 22% are currently enrolled in or have already completed a graduate program or another undergraduate degree.
  • 8% are not currently enrolled but are applying to graduate/professional school.
  • Six-month employment rate: 94%
  • One-year employment rate: 97%
  • Average salary range one year after graduation: $40,000 - $44,999

Primary Fields of Employment

  • Finance: 11%
  • Marketing & Sales: 11%
  • Education: 10%
  • Consulting: 9%
  • Healthcare: 7%
  • Accounting: 6%
  • Science & Research: 6%
  • Non-profit & Social Services: 5%
  • Government: 4%
  • Public Policy & Law: 4%
  • Advertising & Public Relations: 4%
  • Journalism, Publishing, & Media: 3%
  • Arts: 2%
  • Environmental: 1%
  • Other: 17%

Note: This survey was administered to alumni who graduated in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Jepson. The response rate was 57%.

One-Year-Out Survey, May 2013 Graduates

  • 95% of graduates were satisfied (generally satisfied or very satisfied) with their undergraduate education at the University of Richmond one year after graduation.
  • 25% are currently enrolled in or have already completed a graduate program or another undergraduate degree.
  • 9% are not currently enrolled but are applying to graduate/professional school.
  • Six-month employment rate:  96%
  • One-year employment rate:  97%
  • Average salary range one year after graduation:  $40,000 - $44,999

Primary Fields of Employment

  • Marketing & Sales: 13%
  • Education: 12%
  • Finance: 12%
  • Consulting: 10%
  • Accounting: 7%
  • Healthcare: 6%
  • Science & Research: 6%
  • Advertising & Public Relations: 5%
  • Non-profit & Social Services: 5%
  • Public Policy & Law: 2%
  • Government: 2%
  • Journalism, Publishing, & Media: 2%
  • Arts: 1%
  • Environmental: 1%
  • Other: 17%

Note: Survey data was collected and analyzed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. This survey was administered to alumni who graduated in May 2013 with a bachelor’s degree from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Jepson. The response rate was 55%.