Spring 2017 Career and Salary Data Now Available

The Office of Assessment is pleased to announce that the Career and Salary Survey now includes data for BS and MS graduates through Spring 2017. The survey was administered online to 3,172 BS- and MS-level students who were scheduled to graduate in Spring 2017.  PhD data for AY 2017 is scheduled to be added this fall.

A total of 1,387 students completed the survey, for a response rate of 44.5%. The BS response rate was 52.1%, while the MS response rate was 29.8%. The survey results are representative of the GT graduating population for each degree level by sex, ethnicity, and citizenship.  Baccalaureate responses are representative by college, while Computing is over-represented, and Engineering somewhat under-represented at the MS-level.

Highlights from the Spring 2017 Career and Salary Survey:

  • The percentage of job-seeking Georgia Tech BS recipients who reported having a job at graduation was 75.9%, remaining stable over the past three years.
  • Placement among job-seeking Master’s degree recipients has come up slightly, with placement at 78.7% in 2017.
  • Median reported salaries for Georgia Tech graduates have increased steadily over the past few years, from $65,000 for BS recipients in Spring 2015 to $70,000 for BS recipients in Spring 2017.
  • For MS recipients, median salaries have shown a sharper increase, from $82,000 in Academic Year 2015 to $94,000 for AY 2017 Graduates.
  • Of the Georgia Tech BS graduates, 19.9% plan to pursue further education in the coming year.
  • Over 85% of GT students who responded to the Career and Salary survey remained certain they would select Georgia Tech again to attend college. A similar proportion of GT student respondents would recommend their program to future students who wanted to major in their field.

Additional results from the survey are available in the Office of Assessment’s survey data warehouse: < www.adors.gatech.edu >.  Students may access the salary reports at:  < http://b.gatech.edu/1Tsp67O >.

If you have any questions about these data, you may contact Joe Ludlum at < joe.ludlum@gatech.edu >.

Spring 2011 Career and Salary Survey

The Office of Assessment is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2011 Career and Salary Survey.

The survey was administered online to 2,685 students who were scheduled to graduate in May 2011. A total of 1,583 students completed the survey for a response rate of 59.1 percent. The results are representative of the GT graduating population by college and ethnicity. Results are representative by gender for graduate degree recipients, but not for baccalaureate degrees.  However, subsequent analysis revealed no difference in placement rates based on gender.

The Office of Assessment provides academic units with the ability to obtain specific job titles from students who reported employment. These detailed position descriptions are available in the frequency reports for the individual programs. Complete results of the survey are available on the Office of Assessment’s survey data warehouse:
http://www.adors.gatech.edu

Students may access the salary reports at:
http://www.adors.gatech.edu/commencement/salary_report.cfm

If you have any questions about these data, please contact Jon Gordon (jon.gordon@gatech.edu)

Among the salient findings of the survey:

Signs of recovery–many programs showing increased placement:

  • The proportion of job-seeking Georgia Tech BS recipients who report having a job at graduation was 62.4%, a significant increase from the 53.3% mark from Spring 2010 and the 56.3% mark in Spring 2009.
  • Placement also increased among graduate degree recipients (MS and PhD): 68.1% reported having a job in Spring 2011, compared with 61.9% in Spring 2010 and 55.7% in Spring 2009.
  • Year-over-year placement for undergraduates in the College of Management has rebounded: Spring 2011 job placement was 72.9% in Spring 2011 compared with 54.3% in 2010 and 49.3% in 2009.
  • Among undergraduate engineering majors, placement has begun to recover from the previous downturn: The placement rate for the College of Engineering in Spring 2011 was 64.2%, compared to 55.3% in Spring 2010 and 59.8% in Spring 2009.  However, this figure is still lower than the 71.5% rate in Spring 2008.
  • Large recoveries were seen in several majors within the College of Engineering. In Electrical Engineering, the Spring 2011 placement rate was 75.0% compared to 35.0% in Spring 2010. In Chemical Engineering Spring 2011 placement was 81.3% compared to 54.2% the previous year.

Salaries were up slightly year-over-year:

Median reported salaries in Spring 2011 were $60,350 for BS recipients ($58,000 in 2010), $75,000 for MS recipients ($70,000 in 2010), and $86,000 for PhD recipients ($83,000 in 2010).

Frequency of signing bonuses has increased slightly:

  • Among those reporting a salary, 50.9% of Spring 2011 GT graduates reported receiving a signing bonus­, compared to 45.2% in Spring 2010.
  • The median reported bonus in Spring 2011 was $5,000 for BS recipients and $7,500 for MS recipients.

The improved rates of employment are reflected in continuing education plans:

After several years of steady increase, the percentage of BS recipients who intend to enroll in graduate school has decreased to 29.5% in Spring 2011, down from a high of 36.0% in Spring 2010.

Spring 2010 Career and Salary Survey

The Office of Assessment is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2010 Career and Salary Survey.

The survey was administered online to 2,527 students who were scheduled to graduate in May 2010. A total of 1,661 students completed the survey for a response rate of 65.7 percent. The results are representative of the GT graduating population by degree level, gender, and ethnicity. Results are representative by college for undergraduates. The Office of Assessment provides academic units with the ability to obtain specific job titles from students who reported employment. These detailed position descriptions are available in the frequency reports for the individual programs.

Among the salient findings of the survey:

The economic downturn continues to affect placement rates of our graduates:

  • The proportion of job-seeking Georgia Tech BS recipients who report having a job at graduation declined from 65.8% in Spring 2008 to 56.8% in Spring 2009 to 53.3% in Spring 2010.
  • The proportion of graduate degree recipients (MS and PhD) who report having a job at graduation declined from 73.2% in Spring 2008 to 55.7% in Spring 2009. However, placement increased to 61.9% in Spring 2010.
  • Year-over-year placement for undergraduates in the College of Management increased slightly from 49.3% in Spring 2009 to 54.3% in Spring 2010.
  • Among undergraduates, placement continued to decline for many engineering programs. The placement rate for the College of Engineering in Spring 2010 was 55.3% (Spring 2008: 71.5%; Spring 2009: 59.8 %.)
  • For some of College of Engineering’s undergraduates, placement rates have declined significantly over the past two years. In Electrical Engineering, placement rates fell from 79.2% in Spring 2008 to 35.0% in Spring 2010. For Civil Engineering, placements fell from 75.6% in Spring 2008 to 46.2% in Spring 2010.

Some programs experienced modest year-over-year increases in placement among BS recipients:

  • Building Construction increased from 61.9% in Spring 2009 to 70.0% in Spring 2010.
  • Aerospace Engineering increased slightly from 55.6% in Spring 2009 to 57.5% in Spring 2010.

Salaries were fairly stable year-over-year:

Median reported salaries were $58,000 for BS recipients, $70,000 for MS recipients, and $83,000 for PhD recipients.

Frequency of signing bonuses has increased slightly:

  • Among those reporting a salary, 45.2% of Spring 2010 GT graduates reported receiving a signing bonus­, compared to 38.2% in Spring 2009.
  • The median reported bonus in Spring 2010 was $5,000 for BS recipients and $6,500 for MS recipients.

The lower rates of employment success have begun to translate into changes in continuing education plans:

In the past two years, the percentage of BS recipients who intend to enroll in graduate school has increased slightly from 32.2% in Spring 2008 to 36.0% in Spring 2010.

Complete results of the survey are available on the Office of Assessment’s survey data warehouse: < www.adors.gatech.edu >.  Students may access the salary reports at: < www.adors.gatech.edu/students >.

If you have any questions about these data, please contact jon.gordon@gatech.edu.

Spring 2009 Career and Salary Survey

The Office of Assessment is pleased to announce the results of the Spring 2009 Career and Salary Survey.

The survey was administered online to 2,309 students who were scheduled to graduate in May 2009.  A total of 1,488 students completed the survey for a response rate of 66.9 percent. The results are representative of the GT graduating population by degree level, college, gender, and ethnicity. The Office of Assessment recently provided academic units the ability to obtain specific job titles from students who reported employment. These detailed position descriptions are available in the frequency reports for individual programs.

Among the salient findings of the survey:

The economic downturn continues to affect placement rates of our graduates:

  • The proportion of Georgia Tech BS recipients reporting having a job at graduation declined from 65.8% in Spring 2008 to 56.8% in Spring 2009.
  • The proportion of graduate degree recipients (MS and PhD) reporting having a job at graduation declined from 73.2% in Spring 2008 to 55.7% in Spring 2009.
  • Among undergraduates, the greatest declines in placement occurred in the College of Management (Spring 2008: 64.8%; Spring 2009: 49.3%) and the College of Engineering (Spring 2008: 71.5%; Spring 2009 59.8 %.)
  • For the College of Engineering’s undergraduates, placement rates declined most in Electrical Engineering (Spring 2008: 79.2%; Spring 2009: 50.0%) and Civil Engineering (Spring 2008: 75.6%; Spring 2009: 50.0%.)

Some programs experienced year-over-year increases in placement among BS recipients:

  • Biomedical Engineering increased from 37% in Spring 2008 to 46.2% in Spring 2009
  • Computer Science increased from 78% to 85.7%
  • BS Architecture recipients increased from 40.9% to 56.3%.

For those who report successful job searches, salaries have increased slightly over Spring 2008:

  • Median reported salaries increased $3,000 for BS recipients and $5,000 for MS recipients.

Frequency of signing bonuses has declined slightly:

  • Among those reporting a salary, 38.2% of Spring 2009 GT graduates reported receiving a signing bonus­, compared to 42.9% in Spring 2008.
  • The median reported bonus in Spring 2009 was $5,000 for both BS and MS recipients.

The lower rates of employment success have not translated into changes in continuing education plans.

  • The percentage of BS recipients who intend to enroll in graduate school increased only slightly from 32.2% in Spring 2008 to 33.5% in Spring 2009.

Complete results of the survey are available on the Office of Assessment’s survey data warehouse: http://www.adors.gatech.edu.  Students may access the salary reports at: http://www.adors.gatech.edu/assessment/adors/commencement/salary_report.cfm.  If you have any questions about these data, you may contact me at jon.gordon@gatech.edu.