Career Outcomes 2013

Each year, the Career Center surveys DePaul’s graduating class to assess their post-graduation employment status and continuing education goals. Graduates are surveyed at graduation and six months after degree completion. Employment data is also gathered from graduates’ LinkedIn profiles.

In 2013, data was collected on more than 3,700 graduating seniors for an overall response rate of 86%. At the graduate level, data was collected on more than 2,500 master’s degree recipients for an overall response rate of 83%.

Overall
 
  • 88% of DePaul bachelor’s degree recipients were employed and/or in graduate school six months after degree completion.
  • 92% of master’s degree recipients were employed and/or pursuing advanced studies six months after degree completion.
Employed = Full and part-time employment
College of Communication
 
Overall employment and graduate school outcomes for 2013 Communication graduates are up 7 percentage points compared to last year. Public Relations and Advertising and Communication and Media majors each saw a 9 percentage point increase over 2012. While outcomes for Journalism graduates were down compared to 2012, Journalism majors who landed full-time roles reported an increase in relatedness to degree (89% in 2013 vs. 80% in 2012).

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Download the Graduate Communication report.
College of Computing and Digital Media
 
The overall employed and/or graduate school outcomes for CDM graduates are at the highest level since 2009. Cinema and Interactive Media (CIM) graduates reported a 5 percentage point increase in graduates employed, from 72% in 2012 to 77% in 2013. Graduates within Network and Security saw a 93% employed rate in 2013.

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College of Education
 
The rebound in the education sector has held steady. Overall employment and graduate school outcomes for Education graduates are on par with 2012 at 79%. Elementary Education degree-holders reported an 8 percentage point increase over 2012 in the number of graduates pursing advanced education; this is consistent with a trend for teaching candidates to improve their marketability by obtaining endorsements in English Language Learning (ELL), Special Education or a middle school content area.

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Download the Graduate Education report.
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
 
Graduates in the Social Sciences fared well in 2013; 90% were employed and/or in graduate school within six months of degree completion, up from 81% last year. Overall, more LAS graduates in full-time roles landed a job in their field of interest; 67% felt their job was related to their degree, up from 61% in 2012. Seventy-seven percent of graduates in full-time roles felt they landed a new or better job, the highest level reported over the last three years.

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Download the Graduate LAS report.
College of Science and Health
 
Demand for CSH graduates has continually grown. From 2011-12 to 2012-13, the Career Center noted a nearly 30% increase in job postings with a science/research/healthcare job function. This demand is reflected in the 2013 employment outcomes; CSH graduates saw the highest overall employment levels since 2011. There has, however, been a downward trend in the number of graduates enrolled in graduate school immediately after degree completion.

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Download the Graduate CSH report.
Driehaus College of Business
 
Business graduates saw the highest overall employed and/ or graduate school placement outcomes since 2009. Nearly all graduates in full-time roles, 95%, have secured positions directly related to their field of study. Marketing degree holders fared particularly well across several key indicators, with 89% reporting positive overall placement figures, an 11 percentage point increase over 2012.

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Download the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business report.
School for New Learning
 
Overall employment and graduate school outcomes for SNL graduates are on par with 2012 figures at 90%. Thirty-seven percent of SNL graduates in full-time roles felt they landed a new or better job after graduation, an increase of 9 percentage points from 2012, and the highest this metric has been in the past five years.

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