Class of 2017: Industries They Chose

Outcomes for members of the Augustana University Class of 2017

Graduates of the Augustana Class of 2017 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 26 majors reported 100 percent career goal attainment: accounting, anthropology, art, athletic training, business administration, communication studies, computer science, government, economics, elementary education, English, exercise science, fitness management, history, international studies, mathematics, modern foreign languages, music, religion, philosophy, physics, secondary education, sign language interpreting, sociology, special education and sports management.

Employment by Industry

2017 Augustana graduates are employed among these industries:

  • Health care: 30 percent
  • Educational services: 24 percent
  • Business and professional services: 11 percent
  • Financial sector: 10 percent
  • Government: 6 percent
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation: 5 percent
  • Trade, transportation and utilities: 4 percent
  • Social assistance: 4 percent
  • Other: 6 percent

Occupational Classifications

Top occupational classifications for members of the Class of 2017 were:

  • Health care practitioner and technical occupations
  • Education, training and library
  • Business and financial
  • Computer and mathematical
  • Management
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports and media
  • Sales and related occupations
  • Office and administrative support
  • Life, physical and social science
  • Community and social service