Graduate Outcomes

Butler grads launch their careers with a serious advantage.

The relationships you’ve built on campus, the learning experiences you’ve sought out, and the powerful network of Bulldog alumni by your side—all of it prepares you to make a mark on the professional world.

A Butler education delivers.

Think of the things that make a Butler education so exceptional. Faculty who push you to thrive as learners and individuals. Experiential opportunities every step along the way—from internships to study-abroad programs to undergraduate research.

Employers notice those things, too. It’s why we have a 97 percent placement rate among all six of our colleges, and the median starting salary among new Butler grads is $52,000.

Class of 2021 Graduates (Total)

This information is based on 90% of 2021 graduates.
Data is collected up to one year post-graduation from sources including students, employers, faculty, staff, parents, and online.

99%
placement rate
$52,000
median starting salary

College of Communication

Even when you’re not getting on-the-job training at an internship, you’ll have access to technology and tools used in the real world at the College of Communication’s up-to-date studios, clinical labs, and newsrooms.

99%
placement rate
71%
employed
28%
grad school
1%
still looking
  • BLASTmedia
  • Bloomerang
  • Bohlsen Group
  • Borshoff
  • DCS Corporation
  • Dittoe PR
  • Emmis Communications
  • Indiana House Democrats
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • Salesforce
  • The Basement
  • Vegan Fashion Week
  • Walt Disney World
  • WPTA
  • Young & Laramore
  • Butler University
  • Indiana University
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Xavier University

College of Education

As a student in the College of Education, you’ll log 850–1,500 hours in the field. That’s a lot. It’s also why every single one of our students goes on to a job or grad school.

99%
placement rate
87%
employed
12%
grad school
1%
still looking
  • Indianapolis Public Schools
  • MSD of Pike Township
  • MSD of Washington Township
  • MSD of Lawrence Township
  • Fulbright Teaching Assistantships
  • Explore! Community School (Nashville, TN)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Conduct research as an undergraduate. Present findings at professional conferences. Complete internships at leading businesses, nonprofits, arts groups, and government agencies within miles of campus. The payoff: Not just jobs, but careers.

97%
placement rate
58%
employed
37%
grad school
2%
service or gap year
3%
still looking
  • AmeriCorps
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Indiana State Senate
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • Lids Sports Group
  • Milliman
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Teach for America
  • The Regenstrief Institute
  • United Airlines
  • United States Senators
  • Zimmer Biome
  • Boston University
  • Butler University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Indiana University
  • New York University
  • Purdue University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University

 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Butler’s faculty are exceptionally active in their fields—so you can be confident you’re learning from people who know. And when you couple that with internships and rotations at some of the leading organizations in Indiana’s health sciences corridor, you know you’ll get job opportunities other universities can’t match.

Pharmacy

98%
placement rate
95%
employed
2%
grad school
1%
service or gap year
2%
still looking
  • Community Health Network
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kroger Pharmacy
  • Meijer Pharmacy
  • Pfizer
  • Regulatory Affairs: Labeling
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Walgreens Pharmacy

Indiana University

Health Sciences and Healthcare Business

100%
placement rate
22%
employed
76%
grad school
2%
service or gap year
  • Ascension Health
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Butler University
  • Elon University
  • Indiana University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Michigan

Jordan College of the Arts

You’ll develop as an artist by being part of Indianapolis’ thriving arts community—and as a leader, and learner, through our conservatory-style curriculum and liberal arts core.

100%
placement rate
85%
employed
13%
grad school
2%
service or gap year
  • Brown Girls Do Ballet
  • City Ballet of San Diego
  • Indianapolis Arts Center
  • Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Orlando Ballet
  • New York State Ballet
  • Playworks
  • Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
  • New York City Ballet
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • The Kennedy Center
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Richmond Ballet
  • Belmont University
  • Butler University
  • Indiana University
  • Loyola University
  • University of Maryland

Lacy School of Business

Two required internships, an intensive Career Development program, and a personal executive career mentor put you on a fast track to success.

99.6%
placement rate
84%
employed
15%
grad school
.4%
still looking
  • AIG
  • Anthem, Inc.
  • Aon
  • Bank of America Corporate
  • Charles Schwab
  • Crown Haven Wealth Advisors
  • Delta Faucet Company
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Hirons
  • Indiana Sports Corp
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JP Morgan
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment
  • Pattern Magazine
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Salesforce
  • Stryker
  • The Hershey Company
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Butler University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Indiana University
  • Northwestern University
  • NYU
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis

All stats based on data from 2020 graduates