Trine's 97 percent job placement rate tops national average

February 21, 2014

ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University has surpassed the national average for job placement by more than one and a half times as 97 percent of its graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

"Our high placement rate shows our commitment to producing work-ready graduates and providing a great return on investment for a college degree," said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. "The fact that our rate exceeds the national average also reflects the efforts of Trine faculty and staff to connect students with employers through experiential learning and other opportunities."

Of Trine students who graduated from December 2012 through August 2013, 97 percent were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Employment in some fields, such as accounting and mechanical engineering, reached 100 percent. The national average is 63.6 percent as reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers' 2011-2012 Career Services Benchmark Survey for Four-Year Colleges and Universities.

Trine's Jannen School of Arts & Sciences shows 99 percent of its graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Franks School of Education is at 98 percent, the Ketner School of Business at 97 percent and the Allen School of Engineering & Technology at 95 percent.

Last year, Trine's job placement rate was 92 percent, which also exceeded the national average. Trine's Office of Career Services credits the increase to an improved job market, strong connections between employers and students, and the skills students have that qualify them for positions. Career Services strives to build employer relationships and create opportunities for employers and Trine students to connect. One such way is through school-focused career nights, which provide a chance to explore career paths with different industries.

During the 2012-2013 academic year, there were 483 full-time degree-required positions, in addition to numerous internships, co-op positions and part-time jobs, posted on, the online career portal for students.

Among academic majors that have 100 percent placement in jobs or graduate school are accounting, electrical engineering, golf management, informatics, mechanical engineering, sport management, psychology and fitness, recreational programming and exercise science.

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