University of San Francisco graduates succeed in every field from business and government to engineering and the arts. They also succeed in life.
One in three USF graduates is the first in their family to earn a degree.
for social mobility
Among more than 1,400 colleges and universities, USF ranks 80th for its success in graduating students from families earning less than $50,000 a year (source: U.S. News & World Report, 2021).
They climb fast and go far.
in lifetime earnings
USF graduates see a higher return on their investment over their working lives than alumni from 1,650 other U.S. four-year universities, including NYU, Pomona College, USD, and Fordham (source: Georgetown University "A First Try at ROI" 2019).
They intern. A lot.
Every student hears it: “Get out into the city. Test what you’ve learned.”
of undergraduates land at least two internships during their time at USF.
internships are posted at the Career Services Center each month, including those at ESPN, Oracle, the Smithsonian Museum, Tesla, UCSF, and Until There’s a Cure Foundation, to name a few.
They get hired.
They use USF’s San Francisco connections to land jobs in every field.
Here’s where salaries start for USF graduates.
$30,400 – $86,700
(Range covers 43 fields of study in 2020; source: federal College Scorecard)
Median Starting Monthly Salaries by Major
(source: 2020 federal College Scorecard median monthly earnings 1 year after graduation)