Stats & Data

UNI Grads First Destination

At the University of Northern Iowa, we are proud that our graduates contribute to Iowa. From the classroom to business innovation, our graduates are leading in shaping Iowa's communities.

  • 2022 average starting salary is $52,812
  • Over 1k unique employers hire annually
  • Iowa's largest 25 employers recruit UNI
    (largest 25 derived from U.S. Bureau Labor Statistics)
  • Historically, 7/10 of graduates remain in Iowa after leaving UNI
  • Each year, over 200 community school districts hire UNI educators

First Destination Success

UNI grads report starting a new job, continuing education or meeting their professional expectations within six months of graduation.


Graduate Career Ready

UNI graduates graduate with experience in their field from UNI's robust internship program, field experiences and pre-professional part-time jobs.


Great Offers Great Income

UNI seniors, on average, accept their first job three months prior to graduation with a mean salary of $53k.

UNI student walking across the stage at commencement

Ten Year Overview

First Destination Data Overview

UNI Career Services monitors the first destination of UNI graduates and maintains over a decade of detailed records in the UNI Data Warehouse. The University of Northern Iowa follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers Standards and Protocols, meaning that data is collected one month prior to graduation until six months post graduation. While the national average of locating student data (called Knowledge Rate) is 60%, UNI has set an internal expectation of 75% or greater. Information is collected through survey of students/alumni, the National Clearinghouse, employer reports and social media communication. 


Data Request

Please submit any data request by emailing the links below. In general, basic requests are completed in 1-3 business days. In your request, please state the data points of interest and your intended purpose for the data. For student and prospective student inquiries, consider speaking with a Career Services advisor to discuss career planning and exploration.

Faculty & Staff of UNI
Faculty and staff have access to over a decade of detailed graduate data through the Data Warehouse. To request access, submit an SRS Request using the following parameters: