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Majors and Degrees

Degrees awarded at North Carolina State University in 2014-15
Associate's 173
Bachelor's 5,555
Master's 2,338
Doctoral 591
Total 8,657

Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2014-15
ENGINEERING. 24%
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES. 14%
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES. 10%
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES. 7%
SOCIAL SCIENCES. 5%

Bachelor’s Degree Recipients’ First-destination Survey Results

Graduates of North Carolina State University follow many paths in their first year after receiving their degree. We asked about their first destination after graduation using the following question:

At this time, which of the following best describes your primary plans following graduation? If more than one option applies, please indicate only that which you would say will be your principal activity.

  • I have accepted a position that will begin after graduation (1)
  • I am going to continue to work in a job I had prior to graduation (2)
  • I have started or will be starting my own business (3)
  • I will be working as an intern (4)
  • I am currently seeking employment (5)
  • I have not yet begun to seek employment, but plan on doing so within the next year (6)
  • I am planning on going to graduate/professional school within the next year (7)
  • I am planning on going to graduate/professional school and working (Note: This excludes work you might be doing through your graduate/professional school program, e.g., Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant) (8)
  • I am planning on taking additional undergraduate coursework (9)
  • I will be entering in or continuing military service (10)
  • I will be doing paid work for a volunteer organization (e.g., Peace Corps, VISTA, Teach for America) (11)
  • I will be starting or raising a family (12)
  • I don't know yet (13)
  • Other (please specify) (14)

Graduates were asked to select only their primary activity that best matched their plans after graduation. Some graduates may pursue multiple options at the same time, which is important to keep in mind when reviewing these results. 65% responded and their answers are shown in the chart below