Outcomes

First Destination Survey Data

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

For the full report, view the information below.

The class of 2021 consists of graduates from undergraduate programs who were awarded degrees in August and December of 2020 and May, June and July of 2021.

Results reflect information on 2,803 of 3,342 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 84 percent knowledge rate. Data collection begins in October of the students’ graduating year and ends six months post the University’s Commencement.

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 2,803 of 3,342 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 84 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 62% employed
  • 29% continuing education
  • 6% still seeking employment
  • 1% not seeking employment
  • 1% enlisted in military service

Overall Career Outcome Rate: 94%

Graduates in full- and part-time positions, military service, volunteer or service programs, or graduate school within six months of their graduation.

Graduates Who Obtained Professional Placement Reporting their Position is Related to Career Goals: 91%

Obtained Full-Time Position by Graduation: 32%

Where Graduates Are Located

  • Northeast: 79%
  • South: 9%
  • West: 7%
  • Midwest: 4%
  • International: 1%

Featured Employers

  • Accenture
  • AlphaSights
  • Amazon
  • Arcadis
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Citi
  • CVS Health
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Discovery, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • FCB Health
  • General Electric (GE)
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HBO
  • Horizon Media
  • IBM
  • iHeartMedia
  • Ipsos
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • MetLife
  • Microsoft
  • MLB Network
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MullenLowe
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • National Football League (NFL)
  • NBCUniversal
  • New York Yankees
  • Oracle
  • Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Real Chemistry (formerly W2O Group)
  • Refinitiv
  • RSM US LLP
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Synchrony Financial
  • Syracuse City School District
  • Syracuse University
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Teach For America
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • United Talent Agency (UTA)
  • Verizon
  • WarnerMedia
  • Wayfair
  • Wegmans

Average Starting Salary: $56,701

Top 30 Graduate Schools

  • American University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Fordham University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Hofstra University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pace University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Results reflect information on 87 of 92 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 95 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 70% employed
  • 16% continuing education
  • 9% not seeking employment
  • 3% still seeking employment
  • 1% volunteering

Featured Employers

  • Ashley McGraw Architects, D.P.C.
  • Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
  • CallisonRTKL
  • E4H Environments for Health Architecture
  • Elkus Manfredi Architects
  • EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Gensler
  • HDR
  • IKM Architects
  • isgenuity LLC
  • Lehman Smith McLeish (LSM)
  • Michael Graves Architecture & Design
  • Moody Nolan
  • OPEN Architecture
  • Populous
  • SHoP Architects
  • SmithGroup
  • STUDIO V Architecture
  • TPG Architecture
  • Woods Bagot

Average Starting Salary

$55,640

Results reflect information on 585 of 732 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 80 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 44% employed
  • 41% continuing education
  • 10% still seeking employment
  • 3% not seeking employment
  • 1% enlisted in military service
  • 1% volunteering

Featured Employers

  • ABC News
  • Amazon
  • Attentive
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Expert Institute
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
  • General Electric (GE)
  • GSK (formerly GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Hearst
  • iHeartMedia
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • MLB Network
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Syracuse University
  • Teach for America
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • U. S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Vaco

Average Starting Salary

$49,348

Results reflect information on 89 of 101 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 88 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 51% continuing education
  • 47% employed
  • 2% still seeking employment

Featured Employers

  • Achievement First
  • Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)
  • Dorchester School District Two
  • Eastchester Union Free School District
  • Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)
  • Hanover County Public Schools
  • Hearst
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Ithaca City School District (ICSD)
  • Kraft Sports + Entertainment
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Syracuse City School District (SCSD)
  • Syracuse University
  • Teach for America
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • The Windward School
  • U. S. House of Representatives
  • University Prep Charter Middle School
  • Varsity Tutors

Average Starting Salary

$52,120

Results reflect information on 259 of 309 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 84 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 53% employed
  • 38% continuing education
  • 7% still seeking employment
  • 2% enlisted in military service

Featured Employers

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Arcadis
  • Biogen
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Brainlab
  • Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
  • Deloitte
  • Frito-Lay
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • General Electric (GE)
  • General Motors
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • M&T Bank
  • Ramboll
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Skanska USA
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Travelers
  • Turner Construction Company
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Average Starting Salary

$68,713

Results reflect information on 271 of 309 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 88 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 50% continuing education
  • 47% employed
  • 2% still seeking employment
  • 1% enlisted in military service

Featured Employers

  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dell Technologies
  • Fanatics
  • Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
  • Gartner
  • LEARFIELD
  • Lodestar Children's Services
  • Manchester United FC
  • MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI)
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • New York Mets
  • Northwell Health
  • NYC Counseling
  • Octagon
  • Rookie Road
  • Salvation Army
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Super Fan Fundraising
  • Turner Sports
  • Vera House, Inc.
  • WIC

Average Starting Salary

$45,682

Results reflect information on 190 of 192 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 99 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 77% employed
  • 16% continuing education
  • 5% still seeking employment
  • 1% enlisted in military service
  • 1% not seeking employment

Featured Employers

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Bank of America
  • Crowe
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hulu
  • IBM
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Oracle
  • PayPal
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • RSM US LLP
  • SIDEARM Sports
  • TAMID Group
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • UBS
  • Verisk Analytics
  • Vitech Systems Group

Average Starting Salary

$72,800

Results reflect information on 466 of 502 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 92 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 81% employed
  • 12% continuing education
  • 4% still seeking employment
  • 3% not seeking employment

Featured Employers

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Citi
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Discovery, Inc.
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • FCB Health
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GroupM
  • IBM
  • Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • NBCUniversal
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Wayfair

Average Starting Salary

$60,935

Results reflect information on 492 of 613 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 80 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 53% employed
  • 36% continuing education
  • 7% still seeking employment
  • 3% enlisted in military service
  • 1% not seeking employment

Featured Employers

  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
  • Bloomberg
  • City of Syracuse
  • Deloitte
  • DirectBooks
  • Dow Jones & Company
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Guidepoint
  • ICF
  • Ipsos
  • Kelton Global
  • Medline Industries
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morning Consult
  • MSNBC
  • New York State Assembly
  • Teach for America
  • UNICEF
  • U. S. Department of State
  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U. S. House of Representatives
  • USA Today
  • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • Wiley Rein LLP

Average Starting Salary

$54,110

Results reflect information on 352 of 421 undergraduate degree recipients, representing an 84 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 85% employed
  • 13% continuing education
  • 2% still seeking employment
  • 1% not seeking employment

Featured Employers

  • Amazon
  • BCW Global
  • Capitol Records
  • CNN
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Discovery, Inc.
  • ESPN
  • Fox Corporation
  • Havas Media Group
  • Horizon Media
  • Hunter
  • McCann New York
  • Mediacom
  • MLB Network
  • NBCUniversal
  • Netflix
  • PAN Communications
  • Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS)
  • Publicis North America
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Real Chemistry (formerly W2O Group)
  • TEGNA Inc.
  • United Talent Agency (UTA)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

Average Starting Salary

$50,963

Results reflect information on 299 of 378 undergraduate degree recipients, representing a 79 percent knowledge rate.

Outcomes Breakdown

  • 64% employed
  • 23% continuing education
  • 12% still seeking employment
  • 1% volunteering

Featured Employers

  • Artist Group International (AGI)
  • Baltimore Center Stage
  • Carat
  • CBX
  • Converse
  • Discovery, Inc.
  • Guidepoint
  • HBO
  • Hearst
  • Horizon Media
  • iHeartMedia
  • Lululemon
  • McCann
  • MileMarker10
  • Mindshare
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nike
  • Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS)
  • People
  • Publicis Media
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • Syracuse University
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA)

Average Starting Salary

$46,437

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