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Career Outcomes for Schools Most Represented on 2021-22 NBA Rosters

Career Outcomes for Schools Most Represented on 2021-22 NBA Rosters

Tour the outcomes behind this list.

 

March Madness is jam-packed with stats, facts and incredible figures across the U.S. as this highly anticipated event unfolds in venues nationwide. One absurd statistic tells us the odds of filling out a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Another says that corporate losses due to unproductive workers during March Madness reach an astounding $13.3 billion.

Where do college basketball stars go after graduation?

We pulled a few stats of our own to analyze career outcomes for the top 20 universities with the most players on 2021-22 NBA opening day rosters according to this list from the NCAA. These stats represent a summary of education and employment outcomes for the entire alumni population at each institution.

1. University of Kentucky

Average Salary: $86,500

Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance, Life Sciences

Top Employers: Humana, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexmark, Norton Healthcare

Top Majors: Psychology, Education, Accounting, Communications, Nursing

2. Duke University

Average Salary: $111,665

Top Industries: Education, Information Technology, Healthcare, Finance, Legal

Top Employers: Duke University Health System, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Deloitte

Top Majors: Law, Economics, Healthcare, Engineering, Psychology

3. University of Kansas

Average Salary: $87,062

Top Industries: Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Government

Top Employers: Cerner Corporation, University of Kansas Health System, Sprint, Burns & McDonnell, Black & Veatch

Top Majors: Education, Law, Business Administration, Journalism, Accounting

4. University of Texas

Average Salary: $95,648

Top Industries: Information Technology, Education, Finance, Healthcare, Natural Resources

Top Employers: Apple, IBM, Dell Technologies, Google

Top Majors: Law, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science

5. University of North Carolina

Average Salary: $97,574

Top Industries: Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Finances, Life Sciences

Top Employers: UNC Health, Wells Fargo, Duke University Health System, Bank of America, Deloitte

Top Majors: Law, Psychology, Healthcare, Political Science and Government, Biology

6. University of California, Los Angeles

Average Salary: $98,461

Top Industries: Education, Information Technology, Healthcare, Finance, Arts and Entertainment

Top Employers: Kaiser Permanente, Google, UCLA Health, Los Angeles Unified School District, Amazon

Top Majors: Law, Economics, Political Science and Government, Business Administration, Healthcare

7. University of Southern California

Average Salary: $99,929

Top Industries: Information Technology, Education, Healthcare, Finance, Arts and Entertainment

Top Employers: Amazon, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Boeing, Northrop Grumman

Top Majors: Computer Science, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Social Work

8. Gonzaga University

Average Salary: $90,018

Top Industries: Education, Information Technology, Healthcare, Finance, Government

Top Employers: Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, State of Washington, Providence Health & Services

Top Majors: Leadership, Law, Nursing, Political Science and Government, Education

9. University of Michigan

Average Salary: $105,067

Top Industries: Information Technology, Education, Healthcare, Finance, Automotive

Top Employers: Ford Motor Company, General Motors, University of Michigan Health System, Google, Amazon

Top Majors: Law, Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Healthcare

10. Michigan State University

Average Salary: $89,905

Top Industries: Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Automotive

Top Employers: General Motors, Ford Motor Company, State of Michigan, University of Michigan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Top Majors: Education, General Science, Law, Accounting, Communications

11. Villanova University

Average Salary: $102,328

Top Industries: Finance, Information Technology, Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences

Top Employers: Vanguard, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, US Navy, Verizon

Top Majors: Business, Project Management, Law, Finance, Nursing

12. University of Arizona

Average Salary: $86,771

Top Industries: Education, Information Technology, Healthcare, Finance, Government

Top Employers: Raytheon, Banner Health, Amazon, Intel Corporation, Tucson Unified School District

Top Majors: Psychology, Education, Business Management, Law, Healthcare

13. University of Oregon

Average Salary: $83,721

Top Industries: Education, Information Technology, Arts and Entertainment, Healthcare, Consumer Goods

Top Employers: Nike, State of Oregon, Intel Corporation, Amazon, Providence Health & Services

Top Majors: Architecture, Political Science and Government, Education, Law, Journalism

14. University of Virginia

Average Salary: $105,813

Top Industries: Education, Information Technology, Finance, Healthcare, Legal

Top Employers: Capital One, Deloitte, EY, Fairfax County Public Schools, Booz Allen Hamilton

Top Majors: Law, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Political Science and Government

15. University of Washington

Average Salary: $89,422

Top Industries: Information Technology, Education, Healthcare, Finance, Government, Aviation and Aerospace

Top Employers: Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, State of Washington, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Top Majors: Computer Science, Psychology, Business Administration, Engineering, Political Science and Government

16. University of Florida

Average Salary: $93,575

Top Industries: Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Life Sciences

Top Employers: Amazon, Lockheed Martin, UF Health, Microsoft, Publix

Top Majors: Law, Healthcare, Psychology, Business Administration, General Science

17. Florida State University

Average Salary: $83,037

Top Industries: Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Hospitality

Top Employers: Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, State of Florida, US Air Force, Publix, US Navy

Top Majors: Law, Education, Criminal Justice, Performing Arts, Political Science and Government

18. Indiana University

Average Salary: $90,854

Top Industries: Education, Information Technology, Healthcare, Finance, Life Sciences

Top Employers: State of Indiana, Eli Lilly and Company, Amazon, EY, Deloitte

Top Majors: Finance, Education, Law, Marketing, Performing Arts

19. Iowa State University

Average Salary: $84,912

Top Industries: Education, Information Technology, Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing

Top Employers: Wells Fargo, John Deere, Principal Financial Group, Collins Aerospace, Corteva Agriscience

Top Majors: Mechanical Engineering, Education, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Marketing

20. University of Louisville

Average Salary: $86,780

Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance, Transportation and Logistics

Top Employers: Humana, UPS, Jefferson County Public Schools, Norton Healthcare, GE

Top Majors: Education, Psychology, Healthcare, Business Management, Law

How did we develop this list?

To understand how we developed this list you first have to understand our data. To obtain a comprehensive picture of education and workforce outcomes, we collect, organize, classify and analyze demographic, education and employment data from hundreds of sources. Our data then undergoes a rigorous process of validation for quality and veracity to ensure reliable, high-quality information on over 130 million people, over 25 million companies and over 1 billion data points.

To discover the colleges and universities making the greatest impact in any given category, we leverage our technology to explore the desired set of variables to return a list of top schools in seconds. For this analysis, we used education filters to generate career outcomes for the top 20 universities with players in the NBA.

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