“We have continued to build upon our long-standing history of high rates for career outcomes of our students, as well as deepening and widening the career opportunities for our students through expanded partnerships, new employers and industry supported collaborations,” said Bryan Barts, director of Career Services, which produced the First Destination report.
The report also was good news for Wisconsin, which has acute workforce needs caused in part by low unemployment. The number of graduates staying in Wisconsin to begin their careers rose from 56% to 59%. Another 29% found work in Minnesota.
“We are again seeing increases in several areas that continue to show the value of a UW-Stout degree as well as its impact to our communities locally, statewide and across the region,” Barts said.
Overall, graduates landed jobs in 38 states and six foreign countries.
The 99.4% employment figure includes 4.6% of students who are continuing their education, serving full time in the military or working in a service field. Among undergraduates seeking work, the employment rate was 93%, best in the region.