Trine's job placement rate
for new grads at 92 percent

ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University continues to boast a job placement rate higher than 90 percent for recent graduates, vastly higher than the national average of 63.6 percent.

Of the Trine students who graduated from December 2011 to August 2012, 92 percent were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. The Franks School of Education touts a 100 percent rate and the Allen School of Engineering & Technology is at 95 percent overall, with design engineering technology at 100 percent and civil engineering at 97 percent.

"Our placement rates are a testament to Trine's rigorous academic programs that provide classroom learning from professors who have backgrounds in business and industry, and offer our students real life experience so they are work ready upon graduation," said Trine president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D. "Combined with a financial aid and scholarship program designed strategically to minimize debt upon graduation, we're certain our students and parents will appreciate the fact that Trine offers a great return on investment."

Trine is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report as being one of the best colleges in the Midwest for students graduating with the least amount of debt. Also, Trine is ranked among Regional Colleges in U.S News and World Report's 2013 edition of Best Colleges.

The national rate of 63.6 percent is from the 2011-2012 Career Services Benchmark Survey for Four-Year Colleges and Universities. For a follow up study with graduates conducted by 866 career services offices within six to seven months after graduation, 63.6 percent had jobs, the National Association of Colleges and Employers reports. (http://www.naceweb.org/uploadedFiles/NACEWeb/Research/Career_Services/CarServ_ExecutiveSummary.pdf)

Trine offers more than 35 majors in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, Franks School of Education, Jannen School of Arts & Sciences and Ketner School of Business.