And these are the lucky ones. Only 56% of four-year college grads even held a job.
These results makes a Wisconsin technical college education look quite attractive.
The Wisconsin Technical College System’s Graduate Follow-up Report indicates that 88 percent of 2009- 2010 technical college graduates were employed within six months of graduation, 71% in fields related to their field of study.
The median starting salary for all technical college grads was also higher than salaries earned by four-year college grads at $31, 198.
|Two-Year Technical Diploma||$31,198|
|One-Year Technical Diploma||$29,118|
|Short-Term Technical Diploma||$24,568|
And, of course, technical college students graduate with significantly less debt than their four-year counterparts.
The New York Times article is linked here and the WTCS Grad report is linked here.