MSOE graduates enjoy 97% placement rate, high starting salaries

Published on: December 6, 2016

Dec. 6, 2016 – MSOE’s recent graduates are enjoying an even higher placement rate and average starting salary than in previous years. According to MSOE’s Career Services Department, 97 percent of the university’s 2015-16 graduates are currently employed in their fields of study or enrolled in graduate school. Their average starting salary has increased to $60,146 from $56,991 last year.

“Employers continually remark on our students’ ability to hit the ground running and begin contributing on day one,” said Dr. John Y. Walz, MSOE president.

A total of 253 companies hired these graduates and the top employers (those hiring four or more) were Aurora Health Care, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Direct Supply, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, GE Healthcare, J.W. Speaker, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee Tool, Mortenson Construction, ProShip Inc., Rockwell Automation, Snap-on Tools, U.S. Navy and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (now Ascension).

In an average of the past four years, 58 percent of MSOE full-time undergraduate students came from Wisconsin—and 75.9 percent of the class of 2015-16 has remained in the state.

“MSOE graduates are helping Wisconsin’s brain gain,” said Walz. “Students are gaining real-world experience in our laboratories thanks to our faculty, who bring years of industry practice into the curriculum.”

Students and graduates continue to be in demand. In September, 242 employers attended MSOE’s annual career fair, making it the largest ever; and 32 employers have conducted on-campus interviews this school year so far. Dozens more are scheduled to visit campus on recruiting missions in the coming weeks and months.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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