Class of 2017: Engaged Learning, Grad Schools, Employers, Starting Roles

Outcomes for members of the Augustana University Class of 2017

A snapshot of engaged learning opportunities, graduate schools, employers and starting roles for the Class of 2017. Each list represents a sample.

Top Employers

Members of the Augustana Class of 2017 were hired by 143 unique organizations.

The top five employers of 2017 Augustana graduates were:

  • Sanford Health
  • Avera Health
  • Sioux Falls School District
  • Federal government agencies
  • Mayo Health

The mean reported salary for graduates who sought full-time employment was $44,804.

Job Titles

From "'Voice of America' broadcaster" to "cyber security specialist," "teacher," "accountant," and more, Augustana graduates secured competitive positions.  

A sampling of job titles includes:

  • Accountant
  • Actuarial Support Specialist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Creative Strategist
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Data Engineer
  • Deaf Instructor
  • Director of Youth Ministry
  • Event Planner
  • Graphic Designer
  • International Broadcaster
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Financial Advisor
  • Research Associate
  • Sports Producer
  • Teacher
  • Veterinary Assistant

Grad School Bound

Twenty-two percent of the Augustana Class of 2017 reported they are pursuing additional education. Among those, 89 percent were admitted into a program of their choosing. 

Continuing education programs include:

  • Allied Health: 32 percent
  • Master’s Degree: 22 percent
  • M.D.: 15 percent
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D.: 8 percent
  • BSN: 7 percent
  • Law: 5 percent
  • Other: 11 percent

The Class of 2017 chose graduate schools throughout the U.S. and around the globe. A sampling of graduate schools includes:

  • Augustana University
  • Creighton University
  • Harvard University Medical School
  • Iowa State University
  • New York University
  • Pacific University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • University of Oregon
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University

Engaged Learning

Augustana graduates reported engagement both in and out of the classroom. Of those who responded to the Student Success Center’s survey, 99 percent reported participating in an engaging activity during their college career.

Engaged learning activities for the Class of 2017 included:

  • Internships & Practicums
  • Clinicals
  • Student Teaching
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs
  • Performing & Visual Arts
  • Athletics
  • Study Abroad
  • Part-time Employment
  • Volunteerism or Service Learning