Recent Grad Statistics

Luther College aggressively tracks the career paths/outcomes of its graduates. From employment to graduate school to post-graduate service, the following reports provide a detailed overview of the varied career paths of our graduates.

For full details on the survey results, please follow the links provided in the table below:

Physics Statistics 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total/Average
Total Majors 2 3 3 3 6 7 6 30
# Responding 2 2 3 3 6 6 5 27
% Responding 100% 67% 100% 100% 100% 86% 83% 91%
% Seeking Advanced Degrees 50% 50% 100% 67% 66% 0% 60% 56%
% Employed 50% 50% 0% 33% 17% 100% 40% 41%
% Continuing Education 0% 0% 0% 0% 17% 0% 0% 2%
% Other 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
% Volunteer 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
% Still Seeking 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Career details on 1999-2014 grads

 

Statistics on 1996-2005 physics grads

Summary

88 students graduated from Luther with a physics major
51 of those 88 students entered graduate programs
7 entered our "Dual Degree" engineering program
30 alumni have followed a wide range of career paths, including military officer training school, high school teaching, and actuarial jobs. 

Statistics on the 51 students who attended graduate school

Field of study:
Physics: 13
Engineering: 27
Other fields: 11 (typically math or computer science but at least one was in music).

School attended:
University of Minnesota (9)
Iowa State University (5)
University of Wisconsin (5)
Washington University (3)
University of Illinois (2)
University of Iowa (2)
University of Washington (2)
California Institute of Technology
Colorado School of Mines
Indiana University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
North Carolina State
Notre Dame
Oxford University
Portland State University
Purdue University
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia
University of Wyoming