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First Destination Report

An annual report of first employment and graduate school placements of Saint Francis University students conducted by the Office of Career Services.

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  • Highlights

    • The average salary range for the Class of 2018 was $50,000 – $59,999.
    • 80% of graduates believe that their internship or other experiential education was instrumental in obtaining full time employment.
    • 79% of graduates feel that Saint Francis University was instrumental in developing their faith and/or values for life after college.
    • 30% of the graduates who received bachelor’s degrees are attending graduate or professional school, which is 3% higher than the average over the last five years.

  • Executive Summary 2018

    Saint Francis University's overall employment/graduate school rate for the Class of 2018 remains competitive at 99% employed or attending graduate school within 9 months of graduation (97% employed or attending graduate school within 6 months). 

    This data is related to both undergraduate and graduate degree recipients.

      SFU graduates secured employment or entered graduate or professional school in  high-demand occupational fields including: 

      • Health Science
      • Business
      • Information Technology
      • Engineering
      • Communications
      • Social Services
      • Athletics
      • Education
      • Science
      • Research


      Access the Full Report (and past reports)

      The First Destination Report contains a university-wide overview as well as data on individual majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

      Methodology 2018

      The First Destination Survey was distributed by the Career Services Office to 698 undergraduate and graduate students who graduated in December 2017 or May/Summer 2018.

      Each graduate received an email with a link to the survey and a paper copy of the survey by regular mail in November of 2018. Two months later, in January 2019, each non-respondent was contacted again by email and regular mail.

      Faculty, staff, advisors and academic departments were then contacted to obtain any available post-graduation information for non-respondents. In addition to the mailings and faculty contact, follow-up phone calls and emails were made to non-respondents.

      Social media tools (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google) were also used to retrieve graduate information. 

      Office of Career Services

      This study is conducted annually by the Office of Career Services. Career Services staff provide services to undergraduates, graduate students, alumni and employers with the goal of finding meaningful employment for our graduates.

    • 2017 Graduate Successes

      Our graduates enjoy successful careers and carry their Franciscan values with them.