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TODAY IS Friday December 15th
Trine Class of 2017 sees 99% Employed; More Working in Region
Wednesday Dec 06, 2017 7:59am
Angola, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

Six months after graduation, 99.0 percent of the Trine University Class of 2017 is employed or in graduate school, with an increasing number working in Indiana and the Great Lakes Region.

According to statistics compiled by the university's Employment Resource Center, Trine also saw continued growth in the number of graduates obtaining jobs related to their field of study.

This marks the fourth year in a row the university's graduates have achieved an employment rate of 98.8 percent or above.

Trine saw significant increases in the number of its graduates employed in Indiana and in the Great Lakes Region, which includes Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Trine's Class of 2017 had 86.3 percent employed in the Great Lakes Region, up 12.7 percent from 2016, and 57.3 percent in Indiana, up 11.5 percent from the prior year.

The university also continued its trend of having more graduates employed in fields related to their major, with 96.6 percent of Trine's Class of 2017 reporting employment or continuing education in their major, up from 95.1 percent for the Class of 2016.

The university's four-year rolling average of employment stands at 99.2 percent. The national average for the Class of 2016 was 81 percent, according to the National Association of Colleges Employers. The organization will not release statistics for the Class of 2017 until September 2018.

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