Class of 2016: Industries They Chose

Outcomes for members of the Augustana University Class of 2016

Graduates of the Augustana Class of 2016 reported working in an array of industries, reflecting the diverse career and professional opportunities available to grads of a liberal arts institution.

Augustana graduates in 23 majors reported 100 percent career goal attainment: accounting, art, athletic training, business administration, communication disorders, communication studies, computer science, economics, English, exercise science, fitness management, international studies, music, nursing, religion, philosophy, psychology, secondary education, sign language interpreting, sociology, special education, sports management and theatre.

Employment by Industry

2016 Augustana graduates are employed among these industries:

  • Health care and social assistance: 36 percent
  • Educational services: 26 percent
  • Business, professional, scientific and technical services: 11 percent
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation: 9 percent
  • Finance and insurance: 6 percent
  • Information and technology: 3 percent
  • Manufacturing: 4 percent
  • Public administration: 2 percent
  • Other: 3 percent

Occupational Classifications

Top occupational classifications for members of the Class of 2016 were:

  • Health care practitioner and technical
  • Education, training and library
  • Business and financial
  • Entertainment, sports and media
  • Community and social service
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Computer and math
  • Life, physical and social science