Your future is bright.

Ask any graduating Duquesne senior how they feel about the next step in their lives and you'll hear the same answer: "prepared." You can count on faculty and staff helping to make sure you gain confidence handling challenges, impressive experience and powerful networks you need to get a running start on a meaningful career and life of personal achievement. 

Your outcomes will be powered by experience. You will have access to to internships close to campus and around the region, to research with professors expanding the horizons of their fields, and to locations around the world to study abroad

You will join a community of people whose achievements show what the power of a Duquesne education makes possible.

Duquesne graduates pursue careers with global business and start their own ventures. They attend some of the finest graduate schools and pursue service and volunteerism. How will you discover pathways to your great outcomes? 

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Practical. Meaningful.

94% of recent graduates report their work after Duquesne is directly related to their major.

By the Numbers

The most recent outcomes data for Duquesne graduates responding to the University's outcomes survey.

91%Career Outcomes Rate

Individuals reported being employed, continuing education, completing volunteer service, or serving in the military.

75%had one or more internships

Students have an average of 3 internship experiences.

70%stay in PA

Whether attending graduate school or finding work, our region provides opportunity.


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Logos of graduate schools attended by recent Duquesne graduates

Dig a little deeper into Duquesne Undergraduate Outcomes

Average Starting Salaries

Average Salary

  • Average salary: $62,685
  • Median salary: $57,000
  • Average signing bonus: $4,994
  • Median signing bonus: $5,000 

Average Salary by School

  • Liberal Arts: $55,086
  • Business: $60,230 
  • Education: $41,904
  • Health Sciences: $67,134 
  • Music: $43,250
  • Nursing: $65,870
  • Pharmacy: $81,096
  • Sciences: $44,567

Job Functions and Industries

Most Common Job Functions

  • Healthcare Services—40% 
  • Education/Teaching/Training—13% 
  • Accounting—5% 
  • Counseling—4% 
  • Finance—3% 
  • Sales—3%
  • Management—2% 
  • Marketing—2% 
  • Lab Work/Science—2% 
  • Operations/Production—2% 
  • Data & Analytics—2%
  • Consulting—2%
  • Research—2%
  • Other—18%

Breakdown by Industry

  • Healthcare—44% 
  • K-12 Education—10%
  • Higher Education—6%
  • Retail—5%
  • Accounting—4% 
  • Financial Services—3%
  • Pharmaceuticals—3% 
  • Government—2% 
  • Other—23%

Where are they working?

Mid-Atlantic (MD, VA, WV, DE, DC)—8% 
Northeast (ME, VT, NY, NH, CT, MA, NJ, RI)—6% 
Midwest (WI, MO, KS, IA, MN, NE, MI, OH, IN, ND, SD, IL)—6% 
South (NC, SC, KY, TN, GA, FL, AL, AR, LA, MS)—4% 
West (CA, HI, WA, OR, AK, MT, ID, UT, NV, WY)—2%
Southwest (CO, AZ, TX, OK, NM)—2% 
Outside the U.S.—2%