First Destination Data

Auburn University strives to “inspire and prepare students for life and careers through delivery of an excellent and supportive experience characterized by distinctive, innovative curricula and engaging student life programs.”

The information on this site is based on data collected in Auburn University’s First Destination Survey (FDS) embedded within Creed to Succeed, a senior graduation course aligned with national standards. Check back each spring; this data is updated annually.

All students register for Creed to Succeed in the semester they plan to graduate and then complete the FDS in the last two weeks of the semester. The Office of Academic Insight then implements a follow-up process with all students whom indicated they were still seeking employment or still applying to graduate school (graduates indicating part-time work or “Other” are also included in follow-up calls/searches).

The data visualized on this website reflects each graduate’s placement in the months immediately following graduation (i.e. first destination). At Auburn University we refer to this as our six-month post-graduation placement rate. Additional details collected from graduates with a status of “Employed Full Time” or “Continuing Education” help populate the filterable charts and lists below.

First Destination Outcomes

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48.6%
Employed Full Time
24%
Continuing Education
16.5%
Seeking Employment
4.4%
Seeking Continuing Education
3%
Employed Part Time
1.9%
Military Service
1.1%
Received Employment Offer
0.4%
Volunteer Service

Employment

The list below represents the most commonly reported employer for the population of students selected.

Employment by state

The data reflected in the chart below represents self-reported location of employment for graduates indicating employment.

Salary

The salary metrics below are based on student self-reported base salary (excluding bonuses, housing allowance, or other monetary benefits).

Continuing Education

The list below represents the most commonly reported university for the population of students selected.

Degree

For graduates who report continuing their education, the figures below represent the degree sought and the field of study.
59.4%
Master's
30.8%
Professional
3.6%
Other
3.4%
Doctorate
2.9%
Additional Undergraduate Coursework
28.7
Health Professions
14.3
Business, Management, Marketing
9.9
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
8.1
Engineering
7.2
Education
5.6
Legal Professions and Studies
2.8
Physical Sciences
2.6
Agriculture
2.4
Public Administration and Social Services
2.3
Liberal Arts and Sciences
2.1
Computer and Information Sciences
2.1
18Psychology
1.8
Social Sciences
1.8
Architecture
1.6
Visual and Performing Arts
1.2
Communication and Journalism
5.5
Others

For more information, contact the Office of Academic Insight at kbb0035@auburn.edu

Last updated: May 10, 2022