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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 40

"Best Value Schools"


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 in a full-time service program within six months of graduation. UD's class of 2020-2021 graduates achieved a 97% 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 90% of our 2020-2021 graduating class is included in our success rate.

Success Rates for Graduates Within Six Months of Graduation


of students were employed, in graduate school or in a full-time service program


average starting salary

Student Stories

  • Opening Doors
  • Igniting Innovation
  • Real-World Opportunities
  • Combining Passion with Purpose

    Education major Amari Spears doesn’t want to be a traditional classroom teacher. So he’s paving his own path.

    Turning Trash into Treasure

    Through hands-on research, Peter Fabe has learned to make mistakes — and make a real difference. His goal? Turning plastic waste — like old spoons — into 3D printing material.

    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.