May 18, 2022

Reference: Census Project Shows Job Flows By Institution, Degree, Major and Geography

From the U.S. Census:

Currently, the PSEO (Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes) statistics include data from the University of Texas System, Colorado Department of Higher Education, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.The figures below show where graduates with bachelor’s degrees from four flagship institutions work by Census Division.

Do Graduates Find Jobs Nearby?

There are significant differences in the geographic dispersion of employment for graduates.

UT-Austin, for example, sees most of its students stay in the state, while University of Michigan graduates disperse across a wide geographic area.
University of Colorado Boulder and UW-Madison are somewhere in the middle of these two extremes.

First Post-Graduation Jobs Don’t Always Match Field of Study

In addition to geographic dispersion, PSEO allows users to see the industry sector of employment for graduates.The graphs below look at industry employment for all bachelor’s recipients in Colorado in three specific fields of study.


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About the Data/Direct to Data From the U.S. Census:

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing how college graduates are employed, their mobility and which industries they enter after receiving their degrees. This set of tabulations is from a pilot public-use data product on labor market outcomes for college graduates called Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes. The Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes pilot research program is being conducted in cooperation with higher education institutional systems to examine earnings and employment outcomes of post-secondary graduates.

The Employment Flows tabulations examine employment flows for graduates by institution, degree level, degree field and graduation cohort to Census Division and industry sector. Statistics will be updated for future graduation cohorts as they become available.

The Census Bureau is working to add higher education institution systems to the database.

Outputs from these tabulations are released directly to the public. For more information, visit Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics or America Counts on

Direct to Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) (Beta)

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