Every year, the First Destination Survey collects data from students on where they go after they graduate from ASU. All graduates receive the survey one month before graduation and have five months after their graduation date to answer the survey.

The data below describes some of the career outcomes for ASU students who graduated between Summer 2019 and Spring 2020. Information was collected in collaboration with the University Office and Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness, Office of the University Provost and Career and Professional Development Services.

Outcomes and rankings of 2019-20 graduates

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

83%

of graduates who indicated they were looking for work were employed, started their own business or received at least one job offer within six months of graduation

$55,000

Median Full-Time Salary

17% of students have been accepted into a degree program.

47% of students participated in research, student teaching, clinical rotations, practicums and/or internships.

58% of students earned academic credit for research, student teaching, clinical rotations, practicums and/or internships.

56% of students were paid for their research experience, student teaching experience, clinical rotation, practicum or internship.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

87%

of graduates who indicated they were looking for work were employed, started their own business or received at least one job offer within six months of graduation

$64,000

Median Full-Time Salary

6% of students have been accepted into a degree program.

48% of students participated in research, student teaching, clinical rotations, practicums and/or internships.

67% of students earned academic credit for research, student teaching, clinical rotations, practicums and/or internships.

61% of students were paid for their research experience, student teaching experience, clinical rotation, practicum or internship.

Location where graduates are working:

Arizona

62% work in AZ

California

10% work in CA

United States of America

27% work in other states

Around the globe

1% work internationally

Top employers for graduates:

  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Banner Health
  • Honeywell
  • Intel
  • Mesa Public Schools
  • Self Employed
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • State of Arizona
  • The Boeing Company
  • United States Armed Forces
  • United States Federal Government

Top 10 industries for graduates:

Healthcare ••• K-12 Education ••• Higher Education ••• Internet & Software ••• Government - Local, State & Federal••• Restaurants & Food Service ••• Non-Profit ••• Electronic & Computer Hardware ••• Other Education ••• Retail Stores

Source: ASU First Destination Survey administered via Handshake, ASU’s Career Management platform.