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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.

Fast Facts


graduates employed, pursuing a graduate degree or participating in a service program.


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

  • $59,766

    average starting salary for recent graduates, up from $57,808 last year.

  • 84%

    of UD grads begin to repay student loans within three years of graduation, compared to 47% nationally.

  • $19,000

    average student loans upon graduation — less than the national average for four-year private universities.

Success Rates for 2022-2023

  • 98%

    School of Business Administration and School of Engineering

  • 96%

    College of Arts & Sciences

  • 99%

    School of Education and Health Sciences

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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.