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Of the students graduating from Oklahoma's colleges and universities, how many can be found employed in Oklahoma one to five years after graduation, and what are their salaries?

This dashboard analyzes employment data for graduates of Oklahoma public and private colleges and universities one to five years after graduation. A snapshot of employment status shows employment during 2014-15. Of the 27,596 Oklahoma state system graduates, 17,598, or 63.7 percent, were found to be employed in the state five years after graduation (2009-10).

The dashboard provides a comprehensive look at employment salary characteristics of Oklahoma graduates both resident and nonresident found in-state by field of study*, degree level and employment by industry, as well as median annual salary. Data views can be customized using any combination of available filters and parameter controls.

Notable findings include:

  • Graduates entering the Oklahoma workforce earned an estimated median wage of more than $42,544 during the fifth year after graduation.
  • The "educational services" and "health care and social assistance" industries were the leading employers for Oklahoma graduates.
  • The leading wage earners by degree level were first professional, doctorate and master's degree holders.

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    Source: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Employment Outcomes Report (2009-10 through 2013-14 Graduates), in cooperation with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) and the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC).

    Note: Data reflects highest degree earned and is reported once for the reported year. Salary information is annualized using the last quarter reported by OESC.