The University of Southern Indiana has been included in the fifth annual “America’s Best-in-State Employers” ranking for the second year in a row. According to a nationwide survey conducted on behalf of Forbes by Statista, USI is ranked 56th, up six spots from its 2022 ranking, alongside national employers such as Adobe, United Parcel Service and Tesla.
To determine the list, Statista surveyed 70,000 Americans working for entities with a minimum of 500 employees. Surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. Respondents were asked to rate their employers on a variety of criteria including diversity, compensation packages, potential for development and more.
Statista then asked respondents how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others and to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The number of businesses ranked in each state was dependent on two factors: the number of qualifying employers and the size of the state’s workforce. Employers with operations in more than one state had the opportunity to be listed multiple times.
“Our students are the heart of our mission, and our employees serve as the driving force behind our students’ success,” says Dr. Ronald S. Rochon, USI President. “Achieving this recognition for the second consecutive year reaffirms that our exceptional qualities stem from our dedicated University community. Our employees’ unwavering commitment and relentless pursuit of innovative approaches, in and out of the classroom, consistently bring about transformative experiences for USI.”
The final list ranks 1,392 employers who received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia. USI is one of seven Indiana higher education institutions included on the list and currently has approximately 2,200 employees.