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. We've elected to expand this analysis to explore the post-graduation outcomes for female students living in the Northeastern United States.
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 130 million people, over 25 million companies and over 1 billion data points.
For this analysis, we explored the post-graduation outcomes of high earning female students in Northeastern states. This allows us to generate the provided data points and understand the impact of these colleges and universities. We asked the following questions:
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.
Residency: Individuals identified as living in each Northeastern State (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont).
Top Universities: The top undergraduate and graduate universities by volume for high-earning female residents of each state.
Top Industries: The top industries by volume for high-earning female residents of each state.
Top Employers: The top employers by volume for high-earning female residents of each state. Note: Institutions are very frequently one of their own top employers and have been excluded from the list of top employers.
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Average Salary: $137,943
Top Industries: Healthcare, Finance, Education, Information Technology, Insurance
Top Employers: Yale University, Travelers, The Hartford, Hartford Healthcare, CVS Health
1. University of Connecticut
2. Central Connecticut State University
3. Southern Connecticut State University
4. University of Hartford
5. Sacred Heart University
Average Salary: $136,547
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology, Retail
Top Employers: Maine Medical Center, Idexx, Unum, Northern Light Health, Bangor Savings Bank
1. University of Maine
2. University of Southern Maine
3. University of New England
4. Husson University
5. University of New Hampshire
Average Salary: $137,183
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Life Science, Education
Top Employers: Fidelity Investments, Massachusetts General Hospital, State Street, CVS Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital
1. Northeastern University
2. Boston University
3. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
4. Boston College
5. Harvard University
Average Salary: $134,499
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance, Insurance
Top Employers: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Fidelity Investments, Bae Systems, Concord Hospital
1. University of New Hampshire
2. Southern New Hampshire University
3. Northeastern University
4. Plymouth State University
5. Keene State College
Average Salary: $137,033
Top Industries: Healthcare, Finance, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Education
Top Employers: Verizon, Prudential Financial, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, AT&T
1. Rutgers University, New Brunswick
2. Seton Hall University
3. Montclair State University
4. Rutgers University, Newark
5. Kean University
Average Salary: $138,651
Top Industries: Finance, Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Consumer Goods
Top Employers: JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, CITI, Northwell Health, City of New York
1. New York University
2. City University of New York
3. Columbia University in the City of New York
4. Fordham University
5. Cornell University
Average Salary: $135,942
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Life Sciences, Information Technology
Top Employers: UPMC, Allegheny Health Network, Merck, Penn Medicine, Vanguard
1. Penn State University
2. Temple University
3. University of Pittsburgh
4. University of Pennsylvania
5. Drexel University
Average Salary: $135,785
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology, Consumer Goods
Top Employers: CVS Health, Lifespan, Citizens Bank, Care New England, Fidelity Investments
1. University of Rhode Island
2. Rhode Island College
3. Bryant University
4. Providence College
5. Brown University
Average Salary: $136,460
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance, Consumer Goods
Top Employers: University of Vermont Medical Center, State of Vermont, GlobalFoundries, Burton Snowboards, DealerTrack
1. University of Vermont
2. Champlain College
3. Saint Michael's College
4. Northern Vermont University
5. Norwich University
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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