FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2013


KANSAS PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS HAVE HIGH EMPLOYMENT RATES POST GRADUATION

 

(Topeka) - Today, the Kansas Board of Regents released data 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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About the Kansas Board of Regents:

The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents, founded in 1925 and established in the Kansas Constitution, is the governing board of the six state universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, 19 community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, GED, career and technical education programs, and the state university retirement plans. The Board also approves private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas, and administers the Kan-ed network, a statewide network that provides broadband Internet access and distance learning capabilities for schools, hospitals, and libraries.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Stankiewicz at (785) 296-3421 or at mjstankiewicz@ksbor.org.

Visit the Kansas Board of Regents online at www.kansasregents.org.