UW-Stout reports placement rate

UW-Stout reports placement rate

Nearly 97 percent of UW-Stout's graduates from December 1994 and May and August 1995 were employed or continuing their education, according to the university's annual placement report.

LaMont Meinen, director of UW-Stout's Placement and Co-op Services, said that 96.9 percent of graduates surveyed for this year's report were placed.

"The Placement and Co-op Services Office was able to reach approximately 94 percent of the 1,176 graduates," Meinen said. "The annual report is based on 1,101 graduates. Of those employed, 89 percent reported employment in, or related to, their major. Median salary for graduates was $24,000, compared to $23,500 last year."

Twenty-one of the university's programs or concentrations reported 100 percent placement.

The report lists several factors in UW-Stout's continued high placement ratings:

  • UW-Stout provides career-oriented programs with a strong integration of humanities course work for all majors.
  • Up-to-date curriculum ensures well-prepared graduates. Majors are responsive to environmental and societal needs.
  • During the 1994-95 year, 541 students participated in the cooperative education program giving them invaluable hands-on experience prior to graduation. Seventy-five percent of all graduates had some type of experiential learning.
  • Faculty, staff and administration are sincerely interested in the quality and future employability of their students and strive to make it an integral part of the education process.
  • During the 1994-95 school years, 250 companies recruited on campus for seniors, and 188 companies recruited for co-op students.

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