UE’s Placement Rate for Graduates Soars to 96 Percent
Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
A survey of the University of Evansville's 2019 graduating class revealed that 96 percent of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation with median salary of $51,250.
This rate far outpaces the national placement rate of 86 percent, according to the 2018 National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Services Benchmark Survey. Students at the University also engage in a variety of experiential education opportunities such as internships and practicums that help them to develop professional skills and experience. In fact, 96 percent of the 2019 graduating class engaged in at least one form of experiential education.
Data from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) also indicates that the University of Evansville’s 4-year graduation rate is more than double the average rate at Indiana’s state institutions – 61.7 percent vs. 27.6 percent.
“The University is committed 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.”
The University’s Center for Career Development provides comprehensive services to students throughout their collegiate journey beginning when they are in high school. 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. They can begin this program during their first visit to UE even before they enroll. UE helps students and alumni at every stage by providing comprehensive services to facilitate their career development. These include programs for career exploration and professional development, career advocates, job fairs, career travel funds, job search support, and more.
The graduate outcomes 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 94 percent of the 529 members of the class of 2019.