Pay equity is a critical issue in the workforce and for Higher Education. Steppingblocks previously explored the R2 universities producing the highest earning female graduates. as well as outcomes for universities across the country. We've elected to expand this analysis to explore the post-graduation outcomes for female graduates under 40 years old living in the United States. These rankings also represent our latest dataset (updated quarterly).
How did we generate this data?
To understand how we generated this report, you first have to understand our data. To obtain a comprehensive picture of education and workforce outcomes, we collect, organize, classify and analyze demographic, education and employment data from hundreds of sources. Our data then undergoes a rigorous process of validation for quality and veracity to ensure reliable, high-quality information on over 135 million people, over 25 million companies and over 1 billion career milestones.
For this analysis, we explored the post-graduation outcomes of high earning female graduates under 40 from American Athletic Conference institutions. This allows us to generate the provided data points and understand the impact of these colleges and universities. We leveraged the following variables:
Age: Individuals identified as <40 years old in the Steppingblocks dataset.
Average Salary: Using Steppingblocks' salary calculations, we identified individuals with a salary of more than $100,000.
Gender: Individuals identified as Female in the Steppingblocks dataset.
Universities: Each university in the American Athletic Conference.
Top Industries: The top industries by volume for high-earning female graduates from each university.
Top Employers: The top employers by volume for high-earning female graduates from each university. Note: Institutions are very frequently one of their own top employers and have been excluded from the list of top employers.
Would you like more information about your institutions alumni data and graduate outcomes? Feel free to reach out to our team to learn more.
American Athletic Conference
University of Central Florida
Average Salary: $126,950
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Hospitality, Finance
Top Employers: AdventHealth, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, Orlando Health, The Walt Disney Company
University of Cincinnati
Average Salary: $124,329
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Consumer Goods, Finance
Top Employers: TriHealth, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Medpace, GE Aviation
East Carolina University
Average Salary: $126,797
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance, Life Sciences
Top Employers: Novant Health, Atrium Health, IQVIA, SECU, Pardee Hospital
University of Houston
Average Salary: $127,241
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Natural Resources, Education, Finance
Top Employers: Texas Children’s Hospital, Walgreens, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Deloitte, Houston Methodist
University of Memphis
Average Salary: $127,082
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance, Retail
Top Employers: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Fedex, Amazon, Walmart
University of South Florida
Average Salary: $128,546
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Finance, Life Sciences
Top Employers: Baycare Health System, Citi, Moffitt Cancer Center, Deloitte, Publix Pharmacy
Southern Methodist University
Average Salary: $129,537
Top Industries: Information Technology, Finance, Healthcare, Legal, Education
Top Employers: Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, AT&T, Amazon, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Average Salary: $130,759
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Life Sciences, Information Technology
Top Employers: CVS Health, Comcast, Penn Medicine, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Average Salary: $133,977
Top Industries: Healthcare, Legal, Education, Information Technology, Finance
Top Employers: Ochsner Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EY, Amazon, Accenture
University of Tulsa
Average Salary: $131,035
Top Industries: Natural Resources, Information Technology, Healthcare, Education, Legal
Top Employers: Chevron, Hilti Group, Hall Estill, Amazon, Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC
Wichita State University
Average Salary: $125,222
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Aviation & Aerospace, Education, Finance
Top Employers: Spirit Aerosystems, Textron Aviation, Cerner Corporation, Boeing, Invista
How are you leveraging graduate outcomes data?
Graduation outcomes have become increasingly important to higher education. Universities across the country are leveraging outcomes data to make strategic decisions or support their student success initiatives.
For example, Florida International University is leveraging data in their efforts to support alumni success. Georgia State is putting data-driven career roadmaps in the hands of every student as part of their leadership on the Taskforce of Higher Education and Opportunity.
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