Employment data reports a 95% success rate for FHSU graduates finding jobs

02/29/16 sry
HAYS, Kan. -- Contacts with 1,386 Fort Hays State University graduates from the 2014-2015 academic year found a success rate -- placement in a job or enrolled in advanced study -- of 95 percent, according to a report from the university's Office of Career Services.

The office of Career Services contacts all FHSU graduates inside the United States within six months of graduation. The 1,386 figure includes Virtual College, on-campus, associate and undergraduate degree students. Not included in the percentage are 62 students whose information was unattainable and Virtual College graduates from China and other nations.

Of the 2014-15 graduates, 978 are working in their major fields and 196 are continuing their education. Another 108 reported being employed outside their majors, 65 were still seeking employment and 39 were not seeking employment.

Geographic employment data show that 147 are working in Ellis County, 423 are employed in western Kansas, 218 are employed in other Kansas regions, and 298 are working out-of-state.

This placement rate for FHSU graduates continues the success of recent years. The placement rate was also 95 percent in 2013-14, 2012-2013, and 2011-12.

The Office of Career Services assists FHSU students in acquiring the skills necessary for a successful job search and provides information about available jobs. It also assists students who are seeking admission to graduate school.

Career Services staff uses phone, mail and email surveys and then turns to faculty, alumni, fraternity or sorority contacts, families, neighbors, and various other sources to find the employment or study status of almost all graduates.

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