February 21, 2020

UA finds a third of undergrads stay in the Tucson metro area after graduation

A university office conducts the survey to add data to the conversation about what students do after graduating.

While a majority of University of Arizona undergraduate students move on from Tucson after earning their degrees, a survey from the office of Student Engagement and Career Development finds about a third of them choose to stay to work or continue their education. Abra McAndrew, assistant vice president of access, engagement and opportunity, spoke to Lorraine Rivera about how the office supports students and what the community can learn from their decisions.

“I think it’s very helpful to just add this data to the conversation about what’s happening so that if there is a need that’s not being met, we can understand it better and we can understand how to help the community connect to our students better,” McAndrew said.

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