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Career Outcomes

At Belmont, we seek to equip our students to pursue lives of meaning and purpose and prepare them to pursue their chosen paths upon completing their degree. The First Destination Rate helps quantify how many graduates went on to secure jobs, begin graduate school or serve in the military within six months of graduation. Explore this page to see how Belmont grads are putting their education to work in the world.



of graduates were employed, pursuing continuing education or enlisted in the military within six months of graduation

(82% were employed | 11% were pursuing continuing education | 1% enlisted in volunteer or military service | 6% are still looking)

 This rate far exceeds the current national average of 82%.

*The overall response and knowledge rate for this survey was 74% meaning data was reported or solicited from over 74% of graduating students. The first destination rate data is the result of information obtained from a survey given to graduates in every educational level (Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate) from August 2020, December 2020, and May 2021 commencements, with the exception of College of Law.

Preparing Students for Rewarding Careers

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    62.6% of graduates completed an internship while at Belmont

    When asked, "Which of the following helped you find and/or obtain your current position?" in the Class of 2021 First Destination Survey, nearly 48% of graduate respondents included "Having an internship with this organization during my time at Belmont."

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    31% of graduates participated in short-term study abroad for course credit


Where Our Graduates Work 


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Far West 3.13% Plains 1.64%
Great Lakes 4.07% Rockies 1.41%
Mid-Atlantic 4.22% Southeast 80.92%
New England 1.17% Southwest 3.28%
Pacific Islands 0.16%

871 graduates are employed in Middle TN (67.5%)!


First Destination Rate by College

  • Jack C. Massey College of Business
  • Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business
  • Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Sciences & Mathematics
  • College of Theology & Christian Ministry
  • College of Music and Performing Arts
  • O'More College of Architecture and Design*
  • Watkins College of Art*
  • University College | Adult Degree Programs
  • College of Education**