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UNDERGRADUATES

  • Post-graduation data was gathered on 73.5% of the 1,132 students who graduated with a BSBA degree in 2015.
  • 91% had employment or job offers within 3 months of graduation (does not include students who were going on to graduate school, had other plans, or were not seeking jobs).
  • The average reported salary was $45,910.
  • 8.7% of all students reporting were going on for advanced degrees.

Bar Chart for Data Comparing Average and Median Salary of Undergraduate Students by Majors. See table below for data.

Average and Median Salaries by Major (Undergraduate)
Major Average (USD) Median (USD)
ACCT 54,018 52,000
ECON 46,171 45,000
EEE 41,786 40,000
FIN 52,041 50,150
GNBU 39,307 40,000
INBU 38,333 40,000
MGMT 42,561 41,000
MIS 55,541 53,000
MKTG 41,042 40,248

MASTER’S PROGRAMS

  • Post-graduation data was gathered on 88.7% of the 408 students who graduated with a master’s degree in 2015.
  • The percent who had employment or job offers within 3 months of graduation (not including students who had other plans, or were not seeking jobs):
    • MBA graduates – 96% employed
    • M.S. in Accounting graduates – 98% employed
    • M.S. in Entrepreneurship graduates – 100% employed
    • M.S. in Management Info. Systems graduates – 81% employed
    • M.S. in Quantitative Financial Economics graduates – 100% employed
    • M.S. in Information Assurance graduates – 100% employed
  • The average reported salary was $72,720.

Bar Chart for Data Comparing Average and Median Salary by Master's Program. See table below for data.

Average and Median Salaries by Master’s Program (Graduate)
Major Average (USD) Median (USD)
MBA 77,877 75,000
MS-ACCT 53,179 52,834
MS-EEE 102,375 87,500
MS-MIS 68,313 70,000
MS-QFE 57,000 57,000
MS-IA 68,000 60,000

PHD PROGRAMS

  • Post-graduation data was gathered on 100% of the 29 students who graduated with a Ph.D. in 2015.
  • 100% had employment or job offers within 3 months of graduation (not including students who had other plans, or were not seeking jobs).
  • The average reported salary was $161,000 and the median was $140,000.

RETENTION

  • 84.9% of students who were classified as new freshman in the Spears School of Business in Fall 2014 were still at OSU in Fall 2015.

GRADUATION

  • Students who graduated with a BSBA degree in 2015
    • Attempted a median of 138 hours of which 113 hours were at OSU.
    • At the median they successfully completed 93.6% of their attempted hours, and completed 94.0% of the hours they attempted at OSU.
    • 69.3% of students graduated within 6 years.

CERTIFICATION PASS RATES

  • The overall pass rate for graduates who took a section of the CPA exam in 2015 was 73.2% for individuals who were taking the section for the first time, 47.4% for individuals who were retaking a section, and 67.4% overall.
  • SAS certifications pass rates for 2015-2016 are:
    • Base SAS programming certification – 90.2%
    • SAS Business Analyst certification – 96.8%
    • Advanced SAS programming certification – 60.5%