Report: UVSC grads earn higher starting salaries than BYU grads
Just recently Utah Foundation, a nonprofit research center, released a rather fascinating report about the state of higher education in the state, focusing primarily on the jobs graduates end up getting. To download the report click here.
So what is so amazing about the report? Well guess which school had the highest paid workers coming out of their bachelor's programs? UVSC! Ya...surprising. Not only do Wolverines make more than their Cougar counterparts, they usually find more full time employment and start more businesses.
Cougars do go for more advanced degrees (37% compared to UVSC's 18%). And of course the higher the education the higher the eventual salary. Also note that this report was looking at 2004 graduates from Utah schools...In other words these numbers reflect first-year salaries. Down the road Cougs could be making more, but at least for the first year UVSC grads are making quite a bit more.
Another important note for state legislators to look at when deciding on UVSC's future funding is that 81% of UVSC graduates stick around the Beehive State (compared to the Y's 56%). And when out-of-staters come to UVSC, 60% stay in the state after graduation.
Check out the Herald's article here.