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Career and Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

Each year, the Business Career Center publishes a Career Outcomes report, sharing the statistics of students’ post-graduation plans. The data presented is based upon survey responses and information from other legitimate sources, such as faculty and LinkedIn, offering a more comprehensive view.

Points of Pride

Student Outcomes for College of Business Undergraduates 2020-21


Post Graduation Plans

90% of students secured employment or continued education within six months of graduation.
71% accepted employment
18% committed to further education
1% serving in the military/long-term volunteer program

Starting Salaries

$51,571 average full-time starting salary based on 297 reported salaries.
Does not include those employed in post-graduate internships or fellowships.

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Signing Bonuses

$6,705 average signing bonus based on 89 reported signing bonuses.

Hourly Rate by Major for 2022-23 Interns

Major Hourly Rate
Accounting $18.09
Actuarial Science $23.15
Agribusiness $15.28
Business Administration $16.70
Business and Law $16.22
Economics $17.79
Finance $17.57
International Business $15.41
Management $16.22
Marketing $15.51
Supply Chain Management $17.27
All Majors Average $17.06

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Student Outcomes

Career Services deploys a First Destination Survey to graduating students to capture information regarding their plans upon completing their UNL degree. Students receive notification about the survey one month prior to graduation, as well as at the 3, 6, and 9-month mark after graduation. The content on this site highlights self-reported employment, continued education, military service, volunteer/service, and starting salary data for UNL graduates.