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 the Big South 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 Big South 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.
Big South Conference
Average Salary: $125,876
Top Industries: Healthcare, Retail, Life Sciences, Legal, Finance
Top Employers: Walgreens, Coram CVS/Speciality Infusion Services, CVS Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, SECU
Charleston Southern University
Average Salary: $128,572
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Retail, Defense & Space
Top Employers: Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic, Deloitte, Dorchester County Adult Ed, ERC (Enhanced Resource Centers), Greenville County Schools
Gardner Webb University
Average Salary: $124,831
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Retail, Manufacturing
Top Employers: Novant Health, Atrium Health, Bank of America, Mission Health, Piedmont Healthcare
High Point University
Average Salary: $127,375
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Consumer Goods, Finance
Top Employers: Novant Health, Deloitte, Arbonne International LLC, Atrium Health, Coram CVS/Specialty Infusion Services
Average Salary: $122,857
Top Industries: Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Government
Top Employers: Capital One, Accenture Federal Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Fairfax County Public Schools, Snow Companies
Average Salary: $123,576
Top Industries: Healthcare, Retail, Education, Finance, Information Technology
Top Employers: CVS Health, Greenville Health System, Publix Super Markets, Walmart, Walgreens
Average Salary: $124,354
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Finance, Retail
Top Employers: Carilion Clinic, Capital One, CGI, ADP, Apex Systems
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Average Salary: $124,111
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Retail, Non-Profit
Top Employers: Ingles Markets, Inc., Captiv8, Carolina Pediatric Therapy, Carter, P.C., Chula Vista Elementary School District
University of South Carolina Upstate
Average Salary: $124,495
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology, Retail
Top Employers: Greenville Health System, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, SC House Calls, Quiktrip, Atrium Health
Average Salary: $127,923
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology, Consumer Goods
Top Employers: Atrium Health, Bank of America, LendingTree, Carolinas Healthcare System, City of Phoenix
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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