Class of 2018: Industries They Chose

Outcomes for members of the Augustana University Class of 2017

Graduates of the Augustana Class of 2018 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 27 majors reported 100 percent employment in their major or chosen field: Anthropology; Art; Communication Studies; Media Studies; Music Education, Religion, Philosophy, & Classics; Theatre; French; German; Accounting; Business Administration; Sports Management; Economics; Sign Language Interpreting; Special Education; Physical Education; Government; Psychology; Sociology; Biology; Chemistry; Exercise Science; Computer Science; Computer Information Systems; Fitness Management; Mathematics; and Nursing.

Employment by Industry

Graduates were employed in multiple industries. Ninety-three percent selected service-producing industries. Education and Health Services employed more than half of AU graduates.:

  • Health care: 34 percent
  • Educational services: 20 percent
  • Business and professional services: 8 percent
  • Good Producing: 7 percent
  • Social Assistance: 7 percent
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation: 5 percent
  • Government: 2 percent
  • Other: 6 percent

Occupational Classifications

Top occupational classifications for members of the Class of 2018 were:

  • Health care practitioner and technical occupations: 34 percent
  • Education, training and library: 18 percent
  • Business and financial: 16 percent
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media: 5 percent
  • Sales and related occupations: 5 percent
  • Management: 4 percent
  • Computer & Mathematical Occupations: 4 percent
  • Community and social service: 3 percent
  • Life, Physical, and Social Services: 3 percent
  • Other: 8 percent