66 percent of NDSCS graduates find employment in North Dakota
North Dakota State College of Science 2015 graduates are benefitting from the strong North Dakota economy. According to information recently compiled by NDSCS, upon completion of their program of study, the vast majority of NDSCS career and technical education graduates are employed in the state of North Dakota.
The NDSCS 2015 Graduate Placement Report revealed that 99 percent of 2015 career and technical education graduates are employed or continuing their education with 69 percent in a field related to their program of study. Sixty-six percent have accepted employment in North Dakota, while 88 percent of those pursuing additional education have chosen to do so at a college or university located in North Dakota.
Out of the 31 programs reporting, 26 recorded 100 percent placement. The annual average salary of a 2015 graduate is $38,844 which is just over a 7 percent increase from 2014 graduates.
“A 99 percent placement rate really illustrates how successful NDSCS graduates are at securing careers and how in demand they are by business and industry. The other part of our success is helping graduates who are seeking a four-year degree move on to another institution to continue their education,” said Dr. John Richman, NDSCS president. “Either scenario reflects positively and profoundly on our faculty, staff and students.”
The NDSCS 2015 Graduate Placement Report is compiled each year by the NDSCS Student Success and Career Services department. Statistics for this year’s report were based on information gathered from 531 graduates in December 2014, May 2015 and August 2015.
A detailed report can be found at www.ndscs.edu/placement.