Career Center

Duke Career Outcomes Data

COFHE Senior Survey Data
   Duke data only

The data provided is from the Senior Survey, designed by the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), and is administered to seniors, via the web each April. It asks seniors about their post-graduation plans, satisfaction with their undergraduate education, services provided by the university and their participation in activities.

For the survey administered in April 2018, for 1,617 graduating seniors, we achieved 768 responses, 47 percent of the class.

See what work or further education sectors Duke graduates go into sorted by major division.

Class of 2018
When asked about their plans for fall 2018

Master’s. 8.8 percent. Medical Degree. 3.8 percent. PhD. 5.1 percent.	Law. 3.3 percent. Other. 0.7 percent.

Of the 768 respondents planning to work, 73.4 percent have accepted positions or have offers

24.2 percent of respondents planning to work, plan to work for a nonprofit, government agency, or NGO

Fall 2018 Education Plans

Future Education Plans

Future Education Plans: Masters. 8.8 percent. Medical Degree. 3.8 percent. PhD. 5.1 percent. Law. 3.3 percent. Other. 0.7 percent.

94.7% of respondents with positions were hired by companies with recruiting relationships with Duke Career Center
 **According to Duke Career Center Data 67.5% of graduates met with a career adviser or student ambassador for advice during their time at Duke


Top 24 Employers Hiring 3 or More Duke Seniors

Duke University
The Graduate School

All Departments: PhD Career Outcomes Statistics


Duke University
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Career Paths

Trinity College Student Career Paths Data

Duke University

Capital One


Teach for America


Goldman Sachs



Bain & Co.

Morgan Stanley



General Motors

Epic Systems


JP Morgan

Applied Predictive Technologies




Peace Corps

RBC Capital Markets

Stanford University

Industries Employing Duke Students 

chart -linked to spreadsheet


Top 5 States Where Students Go
(North Carolina, New York, California, Washington DC and Massachusetts)

North Carolina. 21.3 percent. New York. 18 percent. California. 13.4 percent. Washington, DC. 7.3 percent.  Massachusetts. 5.6 percent.

Top Countries for employment (outside the U.S.)

United Kingdom: 12.9 percent.	 South Korea: 10.9 percent.	China: 10.8 percent.	Singapore: 6.5 percent.	Switzerland: 4.3 percent.	Japan: 4.3 percent.	France: 4.3 percent.



4 or more: 10.2 percent.  3: 24.4 percent.  2: 33.5 percent.  1: 18.3 percent.  0: 13.6 percent.