By Stephanie Jacques
According to the university’s annual post-graduation report, 96 percent of 2017-2018 graduates are employed or pursuing further education — a 1 percent increase from 2016-2017 graduates and a 2 percent increase from 2015-2016 graduates. In addition, the overall median starting salary for recent bachelor’s degree graduates rose by 2 percent to $45,000.
The report, conducted by the university’s Career Center, identifies first destinations of graduates by employer, major, position titles, starting salaries, geographic placement and furthering education. It uses data from 80 percent of the 2017-2018 graduating class that was collected up to six months after graduation.
“It’s exciting to see the success and many pathways of K-State graduates,” said Kerri Day Keller, director of the Career Center. “From education to technology to design and much more, our graduates are blazing new trails. Many are in jobs we couldn’t even imagine 10 years ago, such as social media manager, digital production artist, bakery technologist, patient access representative and virtual classroom trainer.”