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Undergraduate Outcomes

Undergraduate Outcomes

In addition to providing a top-ranked education, the University of Dayton offers you countless opportunities to do extraordinary things that make you stand out from the rest when it comes to landing your ideal job or getting into the grad school of your dreams.

No matter what degree you pursue, you'll be challenged to open yourself to the world and learn from firsthand experience. When graduation arrives, you're not entering the real world for the first time. You're already part of it, fully prepared for your career and your future life.

Fast Facts

TOP 50

"Colleges that Create Futures"

TOP 20

"Best Schools for Internships"


of students have capstone experiences.


student organizations, where you can learn, lead and serve.

No. 1

among Ohio schools for salaries according to GradReports.

Success Rate

Some, though not all, universities report on their student success or outcome rate. This is the percentage of students who are employed, in graduate school or volunteering within six months of graduation. Despite the difficulties of entering the job market during a pandemic, our class of 2020 graduates achieved a 93% career success rate. It’s important to note when evaluating a university’s success rate how many graduates are included in the data. Information from 88% of our 2019-2020 graduating class is included in our success rate.

Success Rates for Graduates Within Six Months of Graduation


of students are employed, in graduate school or volunteering.


average starting salary.

Student Stories

  • Igniting Innovation
  • Real-World Opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • One Good Idea Leads To Another. And Another. And Then More.

    An engineering capstone project was dubbed "a nearly impossible task" given the shortened on-campus semester and various project requirements. But that didn't stop Joe Vicario from developing an innovative design solution -- and overcoming obstacles along the way.

    Catalyst for Change

    As a peer adviser in the School of Business Administration, Dani Lewis helps first-year students transition to the college environment. Her biggest piece of advice? To get involved. UD offers countless opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world experiences, preparing them for success after graduation.

    Handy Hats

    Danielle Ruffolo was not expecting to start her own business as a sophomore in college. But a class project turned into an opportunity.