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First-Destination survey shows ISU placement rate of 95 percent for Class of 2021

May 6, 2022

Indiana State University’s Board of Trustees on Friday heard results of an annual survey showing a 95 percent placement rate for the Class 2021 into jobs, the military or graduate school.

The First Destination Survey reported an average starting salary of $57,360 for ISU graduates and that 66% of graduates stayed in Indiana.

“The results of the first-destination survey provide strong evidence that ISU graduates are in demand by employers throughout Indiana and beyond,” Nancy Rogers, Vice President for University Engagement, told ISU’s Board of Trustees. “ISU students definitely receive an education that prepares them for life after college. An ISU degree is an excellent value proposition.”

The survey is done using protocols established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The top employers for ISU graduates were Union Health, ISU, and the Vigo County School Corporation.

Other actions by the trustees:

--Passed the 2022-23 budget.

--Reelected Kathy Cabello as chair, with Robert Casey vice chair and John Pratt as secretary.

--Recognized outgoing board member Tonya Mckinzie for her service.  

--Approved namings to recognize a gift from trustee Kim Smith and her husband Steve Smith and a gift from alumni and siblings Yanya Yang and Neng Yang (see separate news releases on the gifts).

--Approved an update of information technology policies.

--Heard information on a proposed policy to allow students a limited pass/fail option.

--Approved a new program for a B.S. in Data Science; undergraduate certificates in Civic Leadership and Nonprofit Leadership; and four new minors in Communication.

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