Career Quick Facts

 

National Statistics

The following statistics were gathered by NACE from their 2007 Graduating Student Survey:

  • 52 percent of students who reported securing full time jobs had applied for a job through campus career center-sponsored career fair.
  • 41 percent had posted their resumes through their campus career center's web site.
  • Although these two methods above are very effective, they were not the most popular among students.
  • Their study shows that students who actually got full-time jobs tended to use their college career center and its resources more heavily than those who skipped over the career center and went directly to the employer.

The following was gathered by NACE from their Fall 2007 Salary Survey:

NACE's research show that some short-supply disciplines are actually loosing the interest of college students despite their substantial starting salaries. An example of this is the discipline of Computer Science, whose graduates earn an average starting salary of $51,992, however it has an annual growth rate of -0.6 percent

The following is a chart of the fields that are of greater attraction for students:

Discipline Annual Growth Rate* 2007 Average Salary Offer**
Visual & Performing Arts 2.6% $30,174
Psychology 2.3% $31,857
Communications 1.0% $32,845
History & Social Science 0.8% $33,763
Biological Sciences 0.8% $33,944
English 0.5% $31,924
Business -0.5% $44,287
Computer Science -0.6% $51,992
Health Sciences -0.8% $42,871
Education -0.9% $33,679
Engineering -2.2% $53,710

 *Annual rate of change in the portion of total graduates represented by discipline between 1985-86 and 2004-05. Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics 2006, Table 254
**Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Fall 2007 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, www.tulsachamber.com.