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Graduate Success

Graduating students at Commencement

Bulldogs Never Settle

Class of 2019 Outcomes

Butler graduates often begin their job search with a strong network already established, placing them a step ahead as they compete for positions—no matter the field. Our combination of close relationships with faculty, experiential learning in and out of the classroom, and internship opportunities, delivers solid outcomes for Bulldogs year after year.

98% Placement Rate

76% Employed

22% Grad School

2% Still Looking

This information is based on 74% of 2019 graduates.
Data is collected up to six months post-graduation from sources including students, employers, faculty, staff, parents, and online.

Median starting salary


Internship and Job Partners


Students with one or more internships

Over 75%

Students who study abroad

40% of students

Gallup Alumni Survey, 2018 Outcomes

Butler alumni are thriving personally and professionally, according to the Gallup Alumni Survey, a national survey of college graduates conducted by the Gallup Organization.

Butler Grads are Engaged in Careers They Love

Butler students receive an unparalleled educational experience that empowers them to prosper when they graduate. Research shows Butler graduates go on to do meaningful work that deeply interests them.

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 graduates agree or strongly agree they have the ideal job for them, surpassing the national average
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The Butler Experience

Gallup identified six critical experiences related to academic support and experiential learning that are strongly associated with how graduates fare later in life. Butler excels in each of these areas.

Caring professors Excited About Learning Mentor Encouraged Goals
69% of Butler graduates had an internship or job that allowed them to apply what they learned 54% of Butler graduates worked on a project that took a semester or more to complete 61% of Butler graduates report being extremely active in extracurricular activities and organizations
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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.

Bulldogs have purpose Bulldogs have supportive relationships in their lives Bulldogs are confident about managing their finances
Bulldogs are engaged in their community Bulldogs are healthy  
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