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Student Employment and Average Annual Salary

Wichita State University collects information on student employment, placement, and salary data from two surveys:

1. Exit Survey: This survey is completed by students before they file their application for their degree. Students therefore take it in the semester in which they plan to graduate. Completion of the survey is mandatory, and data are reported at the degree/major level.

2. Alumni Survey: This survey is sent to students 6 months after graduation from WSU. Completion of this survey is voluntary, and data are reported at the college level. Due to low response rates. Data are aggregated over 2 and 4 year periods.

The following tables show selected data from these exit surveys for undergraduate and graduate students. Data by undergraduate major and by graduate degree are available here.


EXIT SURVEY

Undergraduate Students (BBA Degree)

Are you now employed in a job (e.g. to pay for school etc.)?

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of Respondents 413 367 377 440 417 459
Percent Responding Yes 73% 77% 77% 77% 77% 74%

Please enter annual salary for your new job

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of Respondents 99 97 128 129 131 137
Mean Annual Salary $40,063 $43,730 $40,832 $43,585 $45,258 $44,379

 

Graduate Students (MAcc, MA-ECON, MBA, EMBA)

During your graduate education at WSU, did you work for an employer off-campus?

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of Respondents 107 87 89 63 72 99
Percent Responding Yes 79.4% 79.3% 82.0% 76.2% 83.3% 88.9%

Have you made plans for a job after graduation?

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of Respondents 107 87 89 63 72 99
Percent Responding Yes 55.0% 64.4% 55.1% 54.0% 58.3% 52.5%

Please enter annual salary for your new job

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No. of Respondents 55 59 61 43 47 66
Mean Annual Salary $56,109 $60,917 $61,148 $54,770 $59,862 $68,326

 


 

ALUMNI SURVEY

Undergraduate Students (BBA Degree)

Current Employment Status

  No. of Respondents Employed Unemployed Not in Labor Force
2012-2016 190 82.60% 12.10% 5.30%
2014-2016 92 85.87% 10.87% 3.26%

Full versus Part-Time Employment

  No. of Respondents Percent Full Time Percent Part Time
2012-2016 157 91.70% 8.30%
2014-2016 79 92.41% 7.59%

Time to First Job After Graduation

  No. of Respondents Prior to Graduation Less than 1 Month 1-3 Months 4-6 Months More than 6 Months
2012-2016 144 60.40% 6.90% 18.10% 11.10% 3.50%
2014-2016 73 68.49% 8.22% 12.33% 8.22% 2.74%

Employment Related to Degree

  No. of Respondents Directly Related Indirectly Related Not Related
2012-2016 157 56.70% 26.10% 17.20%
2014-2016 79 64.56% 21.52% 13.92%

 

Graduate Students (MAcc, MA-ECON, MBA, EMBA)

Current Employment Status

  No. of Respondents Employed Unemployed Not in Labor Force
2012-2016 51 92.20% 3.90% 3.90%
2014-2016 31 93.55% 3.23% 3.23%

Full versus Part-Time Employment

  No. of Respondents Percent Full Time Percent Part Time
2012-2016 47 93.60% 6.40%
2014-2016 29 93.10% 6.90%

Time to First Job After Graduation

  No. of Respondents Prior to Graduation Less than 1 Month 1-3 Months 4-6 Months More than 6 Months
2012-2016 44 72.70% 4.50% 6.80% 9.10% 6.80%
2014-2016 27 77.78% 7.41% 3.70% 7.41% 3.70%

Employment Related to Degree

  No. of Respondents Directly Related Indirectly Related Not Related
2012-2016 47 53.20% 36.20% 10.60%
2014-2016 29 51.72% 31.03% 17.24%