Graduate Placement

Employment and graduate school

(as of December 31st of each calendar year)

Academic year
Number of Responding Graduated Students
Placed Students
In Grad School
Placed: Employed or In Grad School
Dates Total # % # % # %
2009-2010 58 42 72 12 21 54 93
2008-2009 61 49 80 9 14 58 97
2007-2008 77 61 79 15 19 76 99
2006-2007 70 60 86 10 14 70 100
2005-2006 62 50 81 12 19 62 100
2004-2005 61 53 87 5 8 58 95
2003-2004 75 60 83 7 10 67 93
2002-2003 73 54 74 11 15 65 89
2001-2002 55 45 81 6 11 51 93
2000-2001 69 60 87 3 4 63 91
1999-2000 65 62 95 3 5 65 100
1998-1999 43 39 91 4 9 43 100
1997-1998 41 40 98 1 2 41 100

Placement does not include foreign national students who do not have a valid U.S. work permit.


Average Annual Salary

Since all College of Engineering graduates do not report their starting salary, these figures are computed from data supplied to the VU Career Center by participating graduates.

Academic
School
Year
Civil
Engineering
Electrical
And Computer
Engineering
Mechanical
Engineering
2009-2010 $47,200 $57,300 $57,000
2008-2009 $50,815 $55,444 $42,500
2007-2008 $52,226 $61,397 $57,615
2006-2007 $49,300 $54,100 $52,600
2005-2006 $46,700 $58,900 $52,600
2004-2005 $42,600 $50,600 $48,500
2003-2004 $40,300 $49,900 $47,300
2002-2003 $39,600 $49,600 $50,400
2001-2002 $40,600 $49,100 $41,700
2000-2001 $40,200 $50,000 $45,800
1999-2000 $39,100 $51,500 $45,900
1998-1999 $36,500 $44,500 $41,250
1997-1998 $32,500 $45,500 $42,100

Annual salary amounts are rounded to the nearest hundred.