AlmaLaurea Report 2023: the IULM data

University - 16 June 2023

AlmaLaurea 2023: IULM confirms positive trend on graduates' employment status

The XXVth AlmaLaurea Report on the Profile and Occupational Condition of Graduates was presented on 12 June 2023, at the University of Palermo, as part of the conference Territorial Mobility of Graduates: What Sustainability?, organised with the Ministry of University and Research and under the patronage of CRUI - Conference of Italian University Rectors.

The report, which is based on a survey involving 77 Italian universities and over 281,000 graduates in 2022, highlighted how the pandemic still affects the university performance of Italian students, who now have fewer opportunities to study abroad and make less use of university facilities (computer stations, laboratories, libraries and study rooms) than before the pandemic. However, there is an improvement in academic performance, with more regularity in study, an average graduation age of 25.6 years and higher graduation grades. Satisfaction with the university experience is high, with 90.5% of graduates saying they are satisfied with their chosen degree programme. With regard to employment, the data reflect a growing search for a balance between professional and personal life, with 40.5 per cent of graduates being open to smart working, while the main expectations relate to the acquisition of professionalism, job stability, career opportunities, earnings and independence. In the labour market, there is an improvement in employment for first- (75.4%) and second-level (77.1%) graduates one year after graduation but gender differences persist, with male graduates more likely to be employed than female graduates, and average net monthly earnings 70 euros higher.

Looking closely at the data on the employment status of IULM graduates, we can proudly confirm that our University once again confirms its positive trend, both in terms of the satisfaction of its graduates and their employment rate.

There are 2,012 graduates in 2022 from IULM University of Milan involved in the XXV Graduate Profile Report. There are 1,432 Bachelor's degrees and 580 Master's degrees.

The Employment Status Survey revealed that - as far as Bachelor's degrees are concerned - one year after graduation (calculated according to the ISTAT definition), the employment rate is 68.3%*. Of these, 39.5% of those in employment consider the degree very effective or effective for the work they do, and 33.1% say they use the skills acquired at IULM to a high degree in their work.

As for second level graduates, the employment rate, one year after graduation, is 79.2% (compared to 77.6% of the AlmaLaurea national average). 50.6% of those in employment consider the degree they have obtained to be very effective for the job they are doing, and 46.7% state that the skills they acquired during their studies have proved extremely useful.

Five years after graduation, the employment rate of master's degree graduates rises to 93.8%. (compared to 88.6% of the AlmaLaurea national average). Those employed with an open-ended contract are 66.4%, while those with a fixed-term contract are 13.7%. 11.8% are self-employed. Earnings average EUR 1,721 per month net. 68.1% of those in employment consider the degree they have obtained to be very effective or effective for the work they do; 64.5% say they use the skills they acquired at university to a high degree in their work. But in which sectors do IULM graduates work the most? 90.0% of graduates work in the private sector, while 8.1% work in the public sector; 1.9% work in the non-profit sector. The service sector absorbs 86.3%, while industry is home to 13.3% of those employed; 0.5% work in agriculture.

The data on internships and study and work experience abroad are also interesting. 45.6% of graduates have carried out internships accredited by their degree course: this is 30.7% among first-level graduates and 81.3% among master's degree graduates (a figure which rises to 89.8% if we also consider those who have only carried out internships during the three-year period). 9.2% of graduates have had a study experience abroad recognised by their degree course (Erasmus in the first place): 7.4% for Bachelor's degree graduates and 13.6% for Master's Degree graduates (a figure which rises to 28.0% if we also consider those who have only had it during the three-year period).

Finally, a source of great satisfaction for IULM is also the appreciation expressed by its graduates towards the university experience and the Campus. 91.1% of graduates are satisfied with their relationship with the teaching staff and 90.9% consider the study workload adequate for the duration of the course. With regard to the infrastructure provided by the University, 97.4% of graduates who used it considered the classrooms to be adequate. More generally, 91.1% of graduates said they were satisfied with the university experience as a whole.

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*Data obtained by isolating IULM Bachelor's Degree graduates who, after graduation, never enrolled in a Master's Degree program (55.7%)