Survey: 49% of Recent Grads Say They're Underemployed

May 14, 2015

Forty-nine percent of students who graduated college in 2013 and 2014 consider themselves underemployed, according to an Accenture college graduate employment survey released Wednesday.

Other statistics of interest: 41 percent of 2013 and 2014 graduates earn less than $25,000, 64 percent are working in their chosen field, and 64 percent feel their education prepared them well for the workforce. Meanwhile expectations for students graduating this spring are much higher: 85 percent expect to earn more than $25,000 a year and 80 percent believe their education prepared them well for the workforce, according to the Accenture survey.

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