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Student Outcomes

Success Starts Here

At the University of Dayton, you’ll be among students who consistently rank among the happiest in the nation and are more likely to graduate on time and on track for a future they love. And UD’s commitment to student success extends beyond graduation.

With high-quality academics, hands-on learning opportunities and a welcoming community, it's clear Flyers reach incredible heights.

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Graduation Is Only the Beginning

See Where Flyers Soar

Our students graduate prepared to succeed in the workforce or in graduate school. GE Aerospace, Fifth Third Bank, Deloitte and the U.S. military are among the top employers for recent graduates. Flyers also continue their studies at top graduate schools including The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins University.

  • 81%

    graduation rate compared to 63% average for private universities and 56% average for public universities

  • $57,808

    average starting salary for recent graduates, up from $52,336 last year

  • 0.5%

    student loan default rate, compared to 2.3% average for private universities and 1.7% average for public universities

Success Rates for 2021-2022

  • 98%

    all undergraduates

  • 95%

    College of Arts & Sciences

  • 98%

    School of Business Administration

  • 99%

    Health and Sport Sciences

  • 100%

    Teacher Education

  • 98%

    School of Engineering

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Student Support

Prepare for Your Success

As a Flyer, you are connected, you are cared for, and you are part of a community. Our mission to create a better world and a brighter future starts with our commitment to your success.

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Outstanding Graduate Schools

Not to Brag, But...

According to U.S. News, UD has some of the best graduate programs — Engineering tied for 37th overall. And UD was ranked No. 1 among Catholic colleges and universities, second among Ohio colleges and universities and ahead of some Ivy League schools.