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Student Success After Graduation

While comparative data for schools like SMU is often hard to come by, SMU conducts a university-wide survey following graduation for all graduating students except Dedman School of Law school graduates, who are surveyed separately 10 months later in compliance with American Bar Association standards. Results of the graduation surveys are shown below.

Degree Recipients

   2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019

Undergraduate Students

#

%

#

%

#

%

Employed

653

46%

644

48%

933

69%

Continuing Education

368

26%

357

27%

262

19%

Other

70

5%

83

6%

147

11%

Seeking / Unsure

324

23%

258

19%

6

0%

Total

1,415

100%

1,342

100%

1348

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

#

%

#

%

#

%

Employed

929

63%

965

62%

1234

81%

Continuing Education

94

6%

81

5%

197

13%

Other

47

3%

37

2%

81

5%

Seeking / Unsure

416

28%

468

30%

12

1%

Total

1,486

100%

1,551

100%

1525

100%

NOTE: Prior to 2018-2019, data was based at time of graduation. 2018-2019 and forward includes information on students up to 6 months after graduation.

 

Full-time MBA

 

2017

2018

2019

Total Graduates

120

93

105

Job Seeking Graduates

105

85

88

 

Student Count

% of Job Seeking

Student Count

% of Job Seeking

Student Count

% of Job Seeking

Accepted by Graduation

68

65%

61

72%

60

68%

Accepted Graduation to 3 months

23

22%

13

15%

18

21%

Total Accepting a Job by 3 months

91

87%

74

87%

78

89%

 

Law School JD Graduates

 

2017

2018

2019

Total Graduates

236

240

275

 

Count

Percent

Count

Percent

Count

Percent

Total Employed Full-time

213

90%

216

90%

252

92%

Total Employed Part-time

5

2%

7

3%

5

2%