HAYS, KS -- A recently completed survey shows that 99 percent of the 841 Fort Hays State University graduates in the 2000-2001 academic year are now either employed or enrolled in an advanced education program.
This successful placement rate has continued over the past eight years, increasing over time.
This survey is conducted annually by the Office of Career Services, which assists FHSU students in acquiring the skills necessary for a successful job search and provides information about available jobs. Career Services Director Dan Rice distributed the results of the most recent survey.
"An important measure of our success as a university is the ability of our graduates to find jobs or be accepted into programs of advanced study," said Dr. Edward H. Hammond, FHSU president. "We are extremely pleased that once again this year, we can report almost perfect success in our placement rate. It is a tribute to the quality of our students, the quality of our faculty and the quality of the support programs, such as advising and career services, that we provide to our students."
Of the 841 graduates in 2000-2001, 551 are employed in jobs related to their major field of study, 108 are employed outside their major, and 163 are enrolled in a program of continuing education. Seven of the graduates reported that they were not seeking employment and 12 were still seeking employment.
It is especially significant to note that 92 percent of the graduates are either working in their major field of study or are pursuing further education.
"Employers continuously seek out students from FHSU for their strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills," Rice said.