Graduates’ Employment Status

This report of AlmaLaurea is the result of the monitoring of graduates’ access to the labour market within the 5 years after graduation. It is a very important tool for evaluating the effectiveness of the academic system and for assessing the attitude of the labour market towards graduates.

22nd Survey (2020) - Graduates’ Employment Status

The 22nd Survey on Graduates’ Employment Status has involved overall 650,000 graduates from 76 Universities. The Survey refers to 278,000 2018 post-reform first- and second-level degree programme graduates interviewed at one year from graduation; all the 2016 second-level degree programme graduates (114,000) interviewed at three years from the achievement of the degree and all the 2014 second-level degree programme graduates (110,000) investigated at five years from the completion of their studies. Finally, two specific investigations, usually run by AlmaLaurea, have focused on the first-level graduates of 2016 and 2014 that did not continue their university studies (79,000 and 69,000), interviewed respectively at three and five years from graduation.

Graduates’ Employment Status

The profile on graduates’ employment status condition is divided into 10 sections:

  • Survey population
  • Post-degree studies
  • Employment status
  • Entry in the labour market
  • Current job characteristics
  • Company characteristics
  • Salary
  • Need for and use of a degree in the current job
  • Degree effectiveness and satisfaction with the current job
  • Job search

22nd Survey (2020) - Graduates’ employment Status

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