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Employment Surveys

The University of Richmond annually surveys graduates to find out what they are doing one year and five years after graduation. The following are the results from the most recent survey cycle.

May 2008 Graduates:

  • 98% of graduates were satisfied (generally satisfied or very satisfied) with their undergraduate education at the University of Richmond five years after graduation.
  • 51% are currently enrolled in or have already completed, a graduate program.
  • 2% are not currently enrolled but are applying to graduate/professional school.
  • Five-year employment rate: 97%
  • Average salary range five years after graduation: $60,000-$64,999
  • Primary Fields of Employment
    • Finance: 15%
    • Education: 14%
    • Public Policy & Law: 11%
    • Healthcare: 8%
    • Marketing & Sales: 7%
    • Government: 6%
    • Non-profit & Social Services: 6%
    • Consulting: 5%
    • Science & Research: 5%
    • Accounting: 4%
    • Advertising & Public Relations: 3%
    • Arts: 2%
    • Journalism, Publishing, & Media: 2%
    • Environmental: 1%
    • Other: 11%

Note: This survey was administered to alumni who graduated in May 2008 with a bachelor’s degree from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Jepson. The response rate was 41%.