Small Investment = Great Reward
When I ask high school students why they want to go to college, the most frequent response is, “to get a good paying job.” Well, RIT has proven itself to be an excellent choice for students looking not only for a great education and college experience, but also for the big payout at the end of their 4 or 5 year investment. Currently RIT graduates enjoy 90 – 100% job placement and a recent study conducted by PayScale College Salary Report found that the median starting salary for recent RIT graduates is $51,000. If that wasn’t enough, the survey found that the mid-career median salary (15 years of work and just a bachelor’s degree) is $82,000 for RIT alums. Both figures are the highest among Rochester-area institutions included in this survey.
Why are RIT graduates so successful? “We believe the success of our graduates is a positive reflection on the very high quality of our students, faculty and academic programs,” states Manny Contomanolis, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Career Services and Director of RIT’s Co-op and Career Services program. “When you add to that the great experience our graduates have through our cooperative education, internship and other experiential education programs, their success should be no surprise.”
See what CNN Money said about the most lucrative college degree programs: http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/24/news/economy/highest_starting_salaries/index.htm.
Our Co-op and Career Services Office recently won the Campus Technology Innovators Award! Check it out at: http://campustechnology.com/articles/2009/07/22/campus-technology-innovators-awards-2009-career-services.aspx.