The UGA Career Outcomes Initiative

The Career Outcomes Initiative provides insight into the employment and continuing education status of UGA graduates within an average of 6 months of their graduation date. Additionally, this self-reported data details employment, salary, and graduate school information. These reports constitute the only centralized employment data collection for the University of Georgia and are used by current students, employers, colleges/schools, departments, and other stakeholders. Data from our survey is published in the UGA Fact Book and reported to various organizations that rank colleges, such as US News and World Report.


Career Outcomes Rate

The Career Outcomes Rate is calculated using the number of students who are employed, continuing their education, or not seeking employment within an average of 6 months after graduation. UGA’s 92% Career Outcomes Rate is based on the known career outcomes of 7,618 graduates from the Class of 2021.


UGA's Career Outcomes rate is 92 percent

Career Outcomes Breakdown - 63 percent employed full-time, 20 percent continuing education, 5 percent post graduation internship, 8 percent still seeking, 3 percent employed part-time, and 1 percent not seeking

OF ALL FULL-TIME EMPLOYED GRADUATES...

61 percent obtained employment before graduation

92 percent obtained employment within three months of graduation

99 percent obtained employment within six months of graduation

Class of 2021 graduates have been hired by 2950 unique employers

Class of 2021 graduates are working across all sectors of the economy. 73 percent of full-time employed graduates are working in the business sector, 17 percent are working in the education sector, 6 percent are working in the government sector and 4 percent are working in the non-profit sector.

OF ALL FULL-TIME EMPLOYED OR THOSE WHO SECURED A POST-GRAD INTERNSHIP OR FELLOWSHIP, 87 PERCENT REPORTED THAT THEIR EMPLOYMENT ALIGNS (MOSTLY OR VERY MUCH) WITH THEIR CAREER ASPIRATIONS WHILE IN COLLEGE

How graduates found jobs - 38% Career Center - 6% Experiential Learning - 12% Networking (Outside UGA) - 18% Online Resources - 26% UGA Campus Resources

TOP 25 EMPLOYERS FOR THE CLASS OF 2021 **

Top 25 employers hiring the most class of 2021 graduates
Accenture
Amazon
AT&T
Bank of America
CDC
Chick-fil-A
Cox Communications
Deloitte
Emory University
EY
Fiserv, Inc.
General Motors
Insight Global
KPMG
Manhattan Associates
NCR Corporation
Oracle
PricewaterhouseCoopers
RSM US LLP
State Farm
Techtronic Industries
The Home Depot
Truist Securities
University of Georgia
Wells Fargo

TOP GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS FOR THE CLASS OF 2021 ***

Columbia University
Duke University
Emory University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
Stanford University
University of Georgia
University of Michigan
University of Virginia
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CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATES ARE PURSUING CAREERS IN 49 STATES AND 21 COUNTRIES

71 percent of full-time employed Class of 2021 graduates accepted employment in the state of Georgia

TOP U.S. DESTINATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

Top In-State destinations for the class of 2021 - Alpharetta, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Duluth, Marietta, Norcross, Roswell, Savannah and Suwanee

Top Out-of-State destinations for the class of 2021 - Austin, Texas - Boston, Massachusetts - Charlotte, North Carolina - Charleston, South Carolina - Chicago, Illinois - Dallas, Texas - Houston, Texas - Nashville, Tennessee - New York, New York - Washington, DC

INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

Austria
Brazil
Canada
China
England
France
Germany
India
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
New Zealand
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Spain
Tajikistan
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates

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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA CLASS OF 2021 CAREER OUTCOMES

* Post-Grad Internship includes such experiences as internships, fellowships, residencies, and postdoctoral research
** Public school systems not included (for a list of top school systems hiring UGA Class of 2021, please visit: https://career.uga.edu/outcomes/summary21)
*** A selected representation of the top graduate/professional schools at which UGA Class of 2021 graduates have enrolled