Oakbrook Terrace, IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–March 20, 2007–DeVry University, an accredited university focusing on career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, healthcare technology, business and management, announced today that 91 percent of the graduates between October 2005 and June 2006 in the active job market held positions in their chosen field within six months of graduation. Employment is tracked for each class for six months (starting in October 2005 and ending in December 2006 for this reporting period) and includes those individuals actively pursuing a job and those that were employed when they graduated.
The national average starting salary for these DeVry University graduates was $40,674. Complete information on the DeVry graduates’ employment and salaries is available on DeVry’s Web site at http://www.devry.edu/whydevry/gradstats_pdf_term/GES-US-Combined-2-07.pdf.
“What these employment statistics show is that DeVry graduates are in high demand by local employers,” said David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University, “and it demonstrates the excellent value proposition of a DeVry education. Working with our Career Services staff members who build strong relationships within the local job market, DeVry graduates impress employers and land competitive-paying positions right out of school. These graduate employment statistics show that DeVry University understands the mission-critical needs of employers and our practitioner faculty teaches students what they need to know to graduate and land a good job.”
DeVry’s most recent graduate employment success rate continues the impressive long-term employment results of the school. In analysis conducted in conjunction with DeVry’s 75th anniversary in 2006, it was shown that during the last decade, 90 percent of DeVry graduates who actively pursued employment, or who were already employed when they graduated, held positions in their chosen fields within six months of graduation.
According to Pauldine, elements contributing to the high demand for DeVry graduates include the university’s on-going, frequent outreach campaigns with local employers and an open invitation to business representatives to join its curriculum board, where members provide valuable input as the university creates and enhances educational program offerings. “This helps develop graduates that employers seek out, individuals who immediately contribute and help businesses grow and prosper,” said Pauldine.
As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, healthcare technology, business and management. More than 48,000 students are enrolled at its 84 locations in 24 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University Online. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA). DeVry University, a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, visit http://www.devry.edu.