It is the 26th year in a row that this rate has stayed above 95 percent for Millikin graduates.
Millikin’s class of 2011 achieved a 98 percent comprehensive success rate in finding jobs or continuing their degrees.
The members of the 2011 class were surveyed six months after graduating to determine their success in finding employment or entering graduate school; 80 percent replied to the survey.
The 98 percent figure includes a combination of graduates who are professionally employed (61 percent), continuing their education (23 percent) and underemployed (14 percent). Only 2 percent reported that they were unemployed six months after graduation. In addition, the professional success rate for the class of 2011 is 84 percent, which includes a combination of graduates who are professionally employed (61 percent) and continuing their education (23 percent).
Compared to the statistics for the class of 2010, professional employment rose 6 percent, continuing education was down 3 percent and underemployment was down 2 percent from the previous year’s results. The overall comprehensive success rate rose a percentage point from 2010 to 2011 and professional success rose by 4 percent.
Eighteen disciplines, among them biology education, finance, history and music performance: instrumental, reported a 100 percent professional success rate and 42 disciplines reported a 100 percent comprehensive success rate, including 12 out of 14 music, art and theatre disciplines within the College of Fine Arts.
Top employers of the 2011 graduates include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Memorial Medical Center and Decatur Memorial Hospital. In addition, those members of the class of 2011 who opted to earn advanced degrees experienced success in being accepted to top graduate schools such as the University of Illinois.