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Thinking about a career after graduating with your bachelors degree? Here are some facts about UNF.

  • When considering the likelihood of bachelor's grads being employed full-time in the first year after graduation, and the size of first-year salaries, UNF ranks #1 in the State University System (SUS) for employment in Florida.
  • UNF ranks #1 in the SUS in the percentage of its bachelor's grads employed in Florida, and the percentage of bachelor's grads employed full‐time in Florida, in their first year post‐graduation.
  • The average full‐time salary for UNF bachelor's grads employed in Florida in their first year out is $42,540.
  • UNF ranks #2 in the SUS in the percentage of master's grads employed full‐time in Florida in their first year out.
  • UNF ranks #2 in the SUS in the percentage of doctoral grads employed full‐time in Florida in their first year out.
  • The average full‐time salary for UNF doctoral grads employed in Florida in their first year out is $102,320, which is #1 in the SUS and $22,000 larger than the average of the rest of the SUS.
  • Five bachelor's degree programs have average first‐year salaries of $57,000+ for jobs in Florida:
    • Construction Management grads earn over $71,000 initially for jobs in Florida
    • Nursing, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering grads start at well over $58,000 for jobs in Florida, with Civil Engineering at just under $58,000
    • In addition, initial salaries in Florida for Computing majors surpass $53,000.
     
  • In the following strategic‐emphasis majors, UNF ranks #1 in the SUS in the percentage of bachelor's grads who are employed full‐time in Florida in their first year out:
    • Logistics, exceeding the second‐place school by 16 percentage points
    • Finance, exceeding the second‐place school by 10 percentage points
    • Computer & Information Science, exceeding the second‐place school by 10 percentage points
    • International Studies, exceeding the second‐place school by 13 percentage points
    • Mechanical Engineering, exceeding the average Florida employment rate of the rest of the SUS by 19 percentage points
    • Nursing, exceeding the average Florida employment rate of the rest of the SUS by 10 percentage points
    • Health Administration, exceeding the average Florida employment rate of the rest of the SUS by 6 percentage points
    • Research & Experimental Psychology - one of only two undergraduate Psychology programs in the SUS recognized as strategic - exceeding the other program's employment rate by 29 percentage points.
     
  • UNF ranks #2 in the SUS in the percentage of:
    • MBA grads who are employed full‐time in Florida, exceeding the average Florida employment rate of the rest of the SUS by 20 percentage points.
     
  • UNF ranks #3 in the SUS in the percentage of:
    • Accounting grads who are employed full‐time in Florida, less than 1 percentage point out of first place, and exceeding the average Florida employment rate of the rest of the SUS by 9 percentage points
    • Economics grads who are employed full‐time in Florida, exceeding the average Florida employment rate of the rest of the SUS by 12 percentage points.
     
  • Of all grads from the SUS who are employed full‐time in Florida in their first year after graduation, UNF produces:
    • 100% of the Nurse Anesthetist doctoral grads (average starting salary: nearly $143,000)
    • 100% of the Financial Services bachelor's grads
    • 100% of the Deaf Education bachelor's grads
    • 100% of the Sign Language Interpretation and Translation bachelor's and master's grads
    • 65% of the Logistics bachelor's grads
    • 61% of the Community Health master's grads
    • 61% of the Mental Health Counseling master's grads
    • 36% of the Athletic Training bachelor's grads (which leads the SUS)
    • 22% of the Nursing Practice doctoral grads (average starting salary: nearly $110,000)
    • 22% of all the Construction Management bachelor's grads
    • 15% of all the Computing & Information Science bachelor's grads.

      *Note that UNF comprises only about 5% of the SUS's total enrollment.

     
  • A 2017 letter from then‐Governor Rick Scott identified Nursing, Computer & Information Science, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Health Science, and Health Administration as the areas of greatest job need in the state.
    • Across those key areas, UNF is #1 in the state in the percentage of its bachelor's grads who are employed full‐time in Florida in their first year out
    • UNF's total number of bachelor's grads in those areas who are employed full‐time in the first year out surpasses the totals of both UF and FSU
    • In each of the areas of Nursing, Computer & Information Science, Marketing, Health Science, and Health Administration, UNF has more bachelor's grads who are employed full‐time in Florida in their first year out than the University of Florida.
     

All the above is based on 2017-2018 graduates, per FETPIP