Statistically Speaking

Commencement weekend for Carnegie Mellon’s graduating class will be held in three weeks; many graduates will leave the university with a degree and with plans for either a job or a higher degree. These plans can be affected by the area undergraduate students majored in during their four years at the university. Here are some facts on Carnegie Mellon’s graduation and post-graduation history for undergrads:

69.1%: percent of students who graduate within eight semesters

$78,276: mean starting salary of 2010 computer science graduates

62%: percent of 2010 business administration graduates who went on to graduate school

43%: percent of 2010 English graduates who were employed post-graduation (not including graduates attending graduate school)