MSOE statistics indicate most of its graduates stay in Wisconsin

Average starting salary of $60,146

The Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:22 am

In the past six months, 97 percent of students in the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s most recent graduating class have landed jobs or enrolled in graduate programs and 76 percent have done so in Wisconsin, according to a statistical breakdown released by the school Tuesday.

The Milwaukee School of Engineering.
The Milwaukee School of Engineering.

MSOE, a school of roughly 2,900 students located in downtown Milwaukee, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing.

The statistical breakdown, prepared by MSOE’s career services office, said graduates who found jobs in the first six months after graduation were hired by a total of 253 employers. Top employers, defined as those that hired four or more MSOE graduates, were overwhelmingly based in the greater Milwaukee area. They include: Aurora Health Care; Aurora St. Luke’s Medical CenterDirect Supply, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, GE Healthcare, J.W. Speaker, Johnson Controls, Milwaukee Tool, Mortenson Construction, ProShip Inc., Rockwell Automation, Snap-on Tools and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (now part of Ascension).

In addition, members of the 2015-16 graduating class have enjoyed a bump in starting salary compared to previous classes.

The average starting salary of members of the most recent MSOE graduating class increased to $60,146 from $56,991 last year.

There were 545 students in MSOE’s 2015-16 graduating class and 64 percent of them were originally from Wisconsin. In a prepared statement, MSOE President John Walz indicated that the statistics show MSOE has contributed to a net “brain gain” in the local economy since more students stayed in Wisconsin from that graduating class than were originally from the state.

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Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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