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Graduate Success

Prepare To Prosper

Butler students receive an unparalleled educational experience that empowers them to prosper when they graduate. Ninety-seven percent of Bulldogs are employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation, and enjoy an average starting salary of $50,000. Research shows that our alumni are thriving–both professionally and personally–when compared to graduates from other institutions.

Outcomes for 2016 grads


Butler Grads are Engaged in Careers They Love.

Research shows Butler graduates go on to do meaningful work that deeply interests them.

Butler grads are engaged in careers they love

  • Nearly 80% of Butler grads have attained careers in which they agree or strongly agree they are deeply interested in their work.*
  • Approximately 2/3 of Butler grads agree or strongly agree they have the ideal job for them, surpassing the national average of 58%.*

*The Gallup-Purdie Index (GPI) is a nationally representative survey that has—to date—interviewed 70,000 college graduates about their collegiate experiences and lives after graduation. The information on this webpage reflects 2016 polling data.

Bulldogs are Fulfilled.

A Butler education places personal well-being front and center, offering the support and resources students need to excel in every aspect of life. Butler grads outperform alumni from other schools in five areas of well-being, according to the 2016 Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index:


PurposeI like what I do each day and am motivated to achieve my goals.

Butler grads: 64% agree
Universities in Indiana: 54% agree
National average: 54% agree


SocialI have supportive, loving relationships in my life.

Butler grads: 62% agree
Universities in Indiana: 51% agree
National average: 50% agree


FinancialI feel confident about managing my finances.

Butler grads: 54% agree
Universities in Indiana: 49% agree
National average: 44% agree


CommunityI feel engaged, proud, and safe about where I live.

Butler grads: 58% agree
Universities in Indiana: 44% agree
National average: 46% agree


PhysicalI feel healthy and have the energy to accomplish my goals.

Butler grads: 43% agree
Universities in Indiana: 35% agree
National average: 34% agree