2023 First Destination Outcomes For Undergraduate Students

I’m pleased to report that the results for the 2023 graduating class indicate that 92% of undergraduate students have reported favorable outcomes at the six-month post-graduation milestone. A 92% favorable outcome rate represents a 8-percentage point increase since the Center for Career Development first started tracking these outcomes in 2016.

Our methodology is based on the national standards set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. These are the final numbers that will be publicly communicated and posted on the Center for Career Development website for the 2023 graduating class. The full outcomes report can be found on our data visualization page starting Monday, December 18th. On this site, you will be able to sort results by academic year (starting with 2016), school/college, and academic major.

 2023 2022 2021 
Favorable Outcomes2,64492%2,91890%2,55990%
Continuing Education93533%96330%104237%
Volunteer Service9<1%13<1%9<1%
Not Seeking10<1%10<1%3<1%
Seeking Education or Employment2398%32910%29510%

The following represents the 2023 overview in comparison to prior years:

In addition to the increase of a favorable outcome rate to 92%, the percentage of students who remained in Connecticut for jobs after graduation is noteworthy. These outcomes are of particular interest as they indicate how UConn continues to support the talent pipeline and economic development of the State of Connecticut. These 2023 six-month post-graduation statistics are as follows:

  • 75% of graduates who attended high school in Connecticut (CT residents) and are employed work in the state. This is a 6-percentage point increase from last year.
  • 18% of graduates who did not attend high school in Connecticut (out-of-state students) and are employed, remain in the state for employment. This is a 1 percentage point decrease from last year. It is also worth noting that 80% of students reported participating in an experiential learning opportunity (internship or co-op) during their undergraduate career at UConn. Additionally, 83% of those with reported outcomes utilized services provided by the Center for Career Development during their time at UConn.

This Outcomes data, along with additional key achievements and initiatives at the Center for Career Development, were recently presented to the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees.

The infographic below highlights key information for the class of 2023. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’m happy to discuss this with you in greater detail.

By Jim Lowe
Jim Lowe Associate Vice Provost, Executive Director