Most in-state grads get job within year

By The Mercury

The Kansas Board of Regents released data Thursday on post-graduation employment in Kansas for graduates between 2007 and 2009.  Utilizing graduation data from the Kansas Board of Regents and employment data from the Kansas Department of Labor, the analysis shows nearly 74% of Kansas residents who graduated from one of the 32 public higher education institutions were employed in Kansas one year after graduation.

“The jobs of today and the future require a college education,” said Andy Tompkins, President and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents.  “By the end of the decade, more than 60% of Kansas jobs will require some level of higher education attainment.  By meeting the needs of Kansas employers through highly skilled graduates, higher education supports economic development and offers a sound return on state investment.”

Among non-residents who attended a Kansas public college or university, nearly 20% were employed in Kansas one year after graduation.  For all graduates, both residents and non-residents, the Kansas employment rate was 64% one year post graduation.

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