UE Announces Increased Salaries and Outcomes for 2018 Graduates

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019

A recent survey of the University of Evansville's 2018 graduating class revealed that 95 percent of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation and the median salary of those employed full time is $52,500.

In comparison, UE's class of 2017 saw a 94 percent career outcome rate and a $47,750 median salary among those employed.

"This increase can be attributed to the University's commitment to offering students not only an outstanding educational experience, but also a unique and individualized career planning process," said Michael Austin, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at UE. "UE takes an active role to help ensure the future success of our students from their first connection with the University to long after graduation."

UE's Center for Career Development provides comprehensive services to students throughout their collegiate journey. Through the Career Advantage Program, prospective students have the opportunity to actively evaluate and test career options by taking a career assessment, meeting with a career advising professional, and developing a career action plan. Prospective students can begin the Career Advantage Program during their first visit to UE before even committing to attend.

The survey, a collaborative effort between UE's Center for Career Development, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, academic departments, and others, produced career information on 96 percent of the 501 members of the class of 2018.

UE's career outcome rate of 95 percent stands in contrast to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Services Benchmark Survey, which shows an 81.2 percent placement rate nationally for 2017 graduates.

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