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WITC receives top marks in graduate follow-up survey
Each year, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College surveys
graduates to find out how well their degree or diploma prepared them for their
career. The results reveal an impressive record of academic excellence and
valuable career perspective. The trend continues as WITC has recently released
the results from its 2007-2008 Graduate Follow-up Survey.
“The results confirm to WITC administration, faculty, and
staff that the college is providing skilled workers that are prepared for a wide
range of career challenges to area employers,” said Jennifer Kunselman, WITC’s
research and planning coordinator.
The survey showed that 98 percent of the graduates said
they were satisfied with the training they received at WITC. Additionally, 91
percent of the graduates were hired within just six months of graduating – 75
percent of those employed were able to start their career in an occupation
related to their training.
Of those employed, 78 percent are working in Wisconsin – 66
percent are working in the 11-county WITC district. The average starting salary
was $30,171 annually.
The six-month study of 2007-2008 graduates included 1,697
graduates who completed associate degree and technical diplomas at WITC campuses
and learning center. Out of that total, 1,427 graduates responded to either the
mailed questionnaire or the follow-up telephone contact, creating a response
rate of 84 percent.
“WITC values the results of this study because it reveals
an impressive track record of academic excellence in our graduates,” Kunselman
said. The data
also provides valuable career outlook information for future graduates as well
as prospective students.”
For a copy of this report or specific questions about how the survey was
conducted, please call the Office of Research and Planning at the WITC
Administrative Office at 800.243.9483 or visit