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  Higher Education: Building Connecticutís Workforce Last Updated: December 15, 2010 
The Connecticut Departments of Labor and Higher Education, working in close collaboration with the University of Connecticut, Connecticut State University, Connecticut Community Colleges and Charter Oak State College, are pleased to present a comprehensive report on the employment of graduates of the Stateís public college system.

The report summarizes the employment and compensation experience of students who graduated from our 18 public colleges during the 2007-2008 school year. The report also provides a detailed summary of graduate employment by industry sector and college degree program for the state as a whole, for each system of education and for each individual institution.

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This project builds upon the Department of Laborís work on the Connecticut Employment and Training Commissionís annual report of employment outcomes for the Stateís education and training programs, and the Department of Higher Educationís efforts to assess the employment success of its graduates through its annual accountability report.

Overall, 69 percent of the 18,462 graduates were found to be working in Connecticut seven to nine months after their graduation in a wide variety of industry sectors, including educational services, health care, professional and technical services, manufacturing and retail trade.

It is extremely important to note that all the data and analyses provided in the report reflect employment in Connecticut only, and exclude self-employment and federal employment. Some graduates not found to be working in Connecticut may have found employment in other states or may be continuing their education (i.e. attending graduate school). Data on employment in other states, the federal government, and self-employment were not available for this analysis.

The report has been designed to provide a convenient, easy-to-understand summary for all of public higher education in the State, each of the four public college systems, and each individual institution. These summaries include information on program of study, demographic characteristics, industry sector, average quarterly earnings and size of company for students employed in the third quarter after their graduation. Readers are encouraged to use this information in their planning and analyses as they may find appropriate.

2008 Higher Education: Building Connecticutís Workforce (pdf, 2.4MB)
  Archived Higher Education: Building Connecticutís Workforce
2007 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2,746KB) 2007 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 2,746KB)
The archived report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2007, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2006 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3,200KB) 2006 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3,200KB)
The archived report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2006, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2004 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf, 3,840KB) 2004 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (pdf,3,840KB)
The archived report summarizes employment and earnings results for students who graduated from one of the Stateís 18 public colleges in 2004, and provides more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
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