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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

(87% were employed | 8% were pursuing continuing education | 1% enlisted in volunteer or military service | 4% are still looking)

 This rate far exceeds the current national average of 84%.

*The overall combined response and knowledge rate for this survey was 72%, meaning data was directly reported or otherwise obtained on 72% of graduating students in every educational level (Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate) from August 2021, December 2021, and May 2022 commencements, with the exception of College of Law.

Preparing Students for Rewarding Careers

  • Infographic using bear paw prints to depict 46% of students participated in Study Abroad while at Belmont University.

    46% of graduates participated in an internship for course credit during their time at Belmont

    When asked, "Which of the following helped you find and/or obtain your current position?" in the Class of 2022 First Destination Survey, 54% of graduate respondents included "Having one or more internships during my time at Belmont".

  • Infographic using illustrations of sweatshirts to depict that 32% of students participated in study abroad

    32% of graduates participated in study abroad for course credit during their time at Belmont


Where Our Graduates Work 


Illustrated red and blue map of the United States with Southeast, Southwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Rockies, Plains and Far West Regions depicted.


Far West 3.63% Plains 0.89%
Great Lakes 4.52% Rockies 1.21%
Mid-Atlantic 4.52% Southeast 82.49%
New England 0.48% Southwest 2.18%
Pacific Islands 0.08%

875 graduates are employed in Middle TN (69.7%)!


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**