Statistics


National Statistics

The following statistics were gathered by NACE from their 2010-11 Career Services Benchmark Survey:

  • 39 percent of seniors attended career expos during the 2009-10 recruiting season.
  • Schools with fewer than 5,000 students reported an 80 percent placement rate in employer-based internships.
  • School-based career centers in the U.S. have a job placement rate of 63.6 percent.
  • Online job posting and interview scheduling topped the list of career technology effectiveness, scoring 78.6 and 78 percent respectively.

The following was gathered by NACE from their April 2012 Salary Survey:

Overall, the average starting salary for 2012 graduates is $44,442- a 6.6 percent increase over the average salary reported for the Class of 2011.

The following is a chart of the median salaries by discipline:

Broad Category 2012 Median Salary 2011 Median Salary Percent Change
Business $47,748 $47,282 1.0%
Communications $40,022 $38,549 3.8%
Computer Science $56,383 $55,087 2.4%
Education $37,423 $35,828 4.5%
Engineering $58,581 $58,802 -0.4%
Health Sciences $43,477 $43,802 -0.7%
Humanities & Social Sciences $34,789 $34,630 0.5%
Math & Sciences $40,939 $39,928 2.5%
Overall $42,569 $40,735 4.5%

*Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, April 2012 Salary Survey.


Local Statistics

Employer Ratings on the Quality of Graduates from Local Training Providers
(1=poor, 5=excellent) Source: WDG Employer Survey

Institution Average Score Median Score
Oral Roberts University (ORU) 4.5 4
University of Tulsa 4.2 4
OSU - Okmulgee 4.1 4
OSU - Tulsa 4.1 4
OU - Tulsa 4 4
Tulsa Community College 3.8 4
Tulsa Technology Center 3.8 4
Bartlesville Wesleyan University 3.7 4
Central Technology Center 3.7 4
OK City University - Tulsa 3.7 4
Rogers State University 3.7 4
Green Country Technology Center 3.6 4
Indian Capital Technical Center 3.6 4
Northeastern State Univ. - Broken Arrow 3.6 4
Northeastern State Univ. - Muskogee 3.6 4
University of Phoenix 3.6 4
Northeast Technology Center 3.5 3
Private Vendors 3.5 4
Area High Schools 3.3 3
Bacone College 3.3 3
Langston University 3.2 3
Southern Nazarene University 3.2 3

*Taken from "Tulsa's Economic Report" by the Tulsa Metro Chamber.