After surveying the class of 2021 graduates, the University of Evansville (UE) is pleased to report that 95 percent of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation. The median salary of those employed full-time was $50,000.
The survey, conducted annually, is a collaborative effort between the University’s Center for Career Development, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Data was gathered from surveys at the time of graduation, as well as alumni surveys, academic department chairs, the National Student Clearinghouse, and other methods. Approximately 93 percent of 2021 graduates provided career information.
Outcomes improved from the previous year, which saw slightly lower rates due to the pandemic’s effect on the economy. Those outcomes included 91 percent of graduates employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating, as well as a median salary of $47,500.
“We are very committed at the University to provide an outstanding educational experience which includes essential career planning,” said Gene Wells, senior director of the Center for Career Development. “In addition to the hands-on training and internships students receive within their program, our office assists them with every step preparing for their future endeavors.”
For nearly a decade, the Center for Career Development has implemented an “end to end” approach to career success. When a prospective student visits campus, they meet with the Center to review career interests, take a free career assessment, and explore future job opportunities. As a student, the Center offers appointments to assist with resumes and cover letters, mock interviews, and career advising. Job fairs are held throughout the year to connect students with local and regional employers. After graduation, the Center continues its outreach to alums to ensure each individual’s success.
UE has an array of majors in business; engineering; the arts and sciences; and health science programs. UE has a diverse student body that represents 44 states and 52 countries. For more information, please visit evansville.edu.