68 percent of NDSCS graduates find employment in North Dakota
North Dakota State College of Science 2012 graduates are benefitting from the strong North Dakota economy. According to information recently compiled by the NDSCS Student Success and Career Services department, upon completion of their designated programs at the College, the vast majority of NDSCS career and technical education graduates are becoming employed and staying within the state of North Dakota.
The NDSCS 2012 Graduate Placement Report revealed that 99 percent of 2012 graduates are employed or continuing their education with 64 percent in a field related to their training or education. Sixty-eight percent have accepted employment in North Dakota, while 90 percent of those pursuing additional education have chosen to do so at a university located in North Dakota. The report also noted 6.1 job openings per NDSCS graduate.
Out of the 29 programs reporting, 26 recorded 100 percent placement. The highest paid graduate on record receives approximately $74,000 annually; the annual average salary of a 2012 graduate is $45,492.
"With 68 percent of NDSCS graduates finding excellent career opportunities right here in North Dakota, the College continues to offer programs for those high-demand careers, such as construction, transportation, manufacturing and computer information systems," said Dr. John Richman, NDSCS president. "The College is dedicated to serving the workforce needs of North Dakota business and industry employers."
The NDSCS 2012 Graduate Placement Report is compiled each year by the NDSCS Student Success and Career Services department. Statistics for this year's report were based on information gathered from 512 registered graduates.