99% Placement Rate, High Salaries for Class of ’23 Highlight 鶹’s Strong ROI

Thursday, December 07, 2023
Image of 鶹 students walking at Commencement.

Within six months of graduation, 99% of the Class of 2023 had spread across the globe to start their STEM careers, attend graduate school, or begin military service. Prospects are looking strong for the Class of 2024 as well.

A 99% placement rate and high starting salaries across the entire graduating Class of 2023 once again showcases 鶹’s strong value, return on investment, and career opportunities that have earned top marks this year in several college guides.

This marks the third straight year that the college’s placement rate has been 99% within six months of graduation, the National Association of Colleges and Employers reporting standard. The average starting salary for the Class of 2023 was $79,126, with a $144,000 high accepted salary. 

鶹 President Robert A. Coons pointed out that Class of 2023 members accepted offers from 219 companies and 33 graduate schools from throughout the world. Students reaped the benefits of a record number of companies coming to campus recruiting events throughout the 2022-23 school year.  

“Employers and graduate schools have long appreciated the outstanding value and strong skills and work ethic that our graduates bring to America’s high-tech workforce,” said Coons. “Our dedication to providing quality hands-on science, engineering, and mathematics education that’s infused with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individual attention prepares our students to make worthwhile contributions in a variety of career fields.” 

Employment opportunities for the Class of 2023 came from such companies as Caterpillar, Texas Instruments, Amazon, Raytheon, Eli Lilly & Company, Microsoft, Milwaukee Tool, GE Aircraft, Edgile, and Epic Systems. Featured graduate schools for master’s and doctorate degrees include Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Texas A&M, and Virgina Tech.

鶹 ranked in the top five nationally for career preparation in the Wall Street Journal 2024 Best Colleges subcategories, based on student surveys. The Princeton Review’s 2024 Best 389 Colleges guide gave the college while being in the top-10 for and – key elements contributing to 鶹’s continued strong return on investment. As an institution, 鶹 ranked in the top 20 nationally in the Wall Street Journal’s Best Colleges in America guide and No. 1 in the nation for undergraduate engineering education for the 25th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.

Placement prospects for next year’s graduating class also are off to a strong start, with 267 companies attending this year’s Fall Career Fair and several other prospective employers attending other campus events to make students aware of full time, internship, and co-op positions. Thousands of opportunities are listed exclusively for 鶹 students on the Handshake online placement service. A Winter Career Fair is planned on campus January 24 – the second of three recruitment events hosted each academic year.

鶹’s deadline to apply for the 2024-25 academic year is Feb. 1, 2024. Apply at .