In coordination with the Career Services Council’s Research and Assessment Committee, Campus Career and Advising Services administers the First Destination Survey to all IUPUI undergraduates who earn a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree. This survey is based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) standards and protocols developed to standardize collection of career outcomes data. IUPUI Institutional Research and Decision Support provides support in creating and maintaining the interactive Tableau dashboards below.
Majors with highest average starting salaries (limited to majors with at least 10 graduates reporting salaries)
Electrical Engr BSEE
Mechanical Engr BSME
Mech Engr Tech BS
Construction Engr Mgmt Tech BS
Organizational Leadership BS
Supply Chain Mgmt BSB
Human Resource Mgmt CRT
Accounting BSB Finance
International Studies BSB
Criminal Justice BS
To further explore salary differences across demographic backgrounds, the Career Services Council added a question on salary negotiation to the 2019 survey:
Was this the first salary you were offered?
Yes, and I accepted without negotiating (76.4% of responses).
Yes, but I did attempt to negotiate (10.3% of responses).
No, I negotiated for this salary (i.e., successful negotiation) (13.3% of responses).
Summary of Analyses
76.4% of all graduates who responded to the negotiation question (N = 795) accepted the first salary they were offered without negotiating. That is, only 23.6% of respondents negotiated.
Of those who negotiated, 56% were successful.
Students who negotiated successfully (N = 99) had a higher starting salary than the students who were not successful in their negotiation (N = 76), $48,563 vs. $44,529, though the difference was not statistically significant.
Men are more likely to negotiate than women (28% vs. 20%, p < .05), but no difference was found in who is more likely to be successful (either in their self-assessment or in average salary difference).
Graduates from the following schools have above average rates of negotiation (limited to schools with at least 10 respondents):
Engineering and Technology (36.4% overall; men: 37.7%, women: 32.5%)
Kelley School of Business (32.7% overall; men: 36.7%, women: 29.5%)
Liberal Arts (25.3% overall; men: 21.2%, women: 27.6%)
Explore our employers dashboard to see the employers and locations of employment for our full-time employed graduates by school and by major. Choose the 2019 Graduate Cohort to see the latest data.
91.1% of full-time employed graduates are employed in Indiana, 64.5% in Indianapolis specifically.
Top 15 Employers
Community Health Network
Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis Public Schools
IU Health Methodist
Charles Schwab & Co.
Explore our position relationship to major dashboard to see the percentages of our full-time employed graduates reporting that their job is related to their major. Choose the 2019 Graduate Cohort to see the latest data.
Explore our debt and repayment dashboard to see the levels of debt our graduates incur and their levels of confidence in repaying their debt on time. Choose the 2019 Graduate Cohort to see the latest data.