NDSU graduates are highly sought by employers. That’s the bottom line of the newly-released 2019 Career Outcomes Report which captures information regarding how new college graduates fare in their careers within six months of graduation.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, this report provides clear, concise and consistent data on the outcomes associated with a college education on a national scale. The report contains information arranged by major on employment rates, continuing education enrollment rates, starting salaries and other data.
“As a student focused institution, NDSU provides academically rigorous programs to provide solutions to ever-changing real-world opportunities,” said David Bertolini, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. “NDSU will continue to ensure students get a strong return on their educational investment.”
President Dean L. Bresciani presented highlights of the report, including an overall success rate of 93 percent. Of the 1,835 undergraduate responses, 86 percent reported that they were employed and 7 percent reported they are continuing their education. NDSU was the top choice for students deciding to further their degree.
Top employers include Sanford Health, Essentia Health, West Fargo Public Schools, John Deere, Bobcat Company, Target Corp., Fargo Public Schools and Aldevron. The median salary is $48,000 and the median bonus is $4,000.
“We value our partnership with NDSU and understand the Career and Advising Center’s mission of ensuring students have professional connections,” said Kim Meyer, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Gate City Bank. “Our goal at Gate City Bank is to be part of the picture of preparing students through job shadows, internships, mentorships and classroom presentations.”
The Career Outcomes Report indicates strong retention of students in our state. More than 40 percent of respondents reported North Dakota as their home state, and 77 percent of the respondents are now employed here.
“NDSU educates future leaders to provide the state, region, nation and the world with a strong workforce that will create solutions to shape a better world,” Bresciani said.
As a student-focused, land-grant, research university, we serve our citizens.