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Universities Producing the Most High-Earning Female Residents in the Mid-Atlantic and South

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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 Mid-Atlantic and Southern 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 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 students in Mid-Atlantic and Southern 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 Mid-Atlantic and Southern State (Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia).

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.

Tour the outcomes behind this list.

Would you like more information about your institutions alumni data and graduate outcomes? Feel free to reach out to our team to learn more. 

Alabama

Average Salary: $134,106
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology
Top Employers: Regions Bank, BBVA, Huntsville Hospital, Children’s Hospital Alabama

1. University of Alabama
2. Auburn University
3. University of Alabama Birmingham
4. University of South Alabama
5. Samford University

Arkansas

Average Salary: $134,378
Top Industries: Healthcare, Retail, Education, Information Technology
Top Employers: Walmart, Tyson Food, Acxiom, JB Hunt Transportation

1. University of Arkansas Fayetteville
2. University of Arkansas Little Rock
3. University of Central Arkansas
4. Arkansas State University
5. Arkansas Tech University

Delaware

Average Salary: $136,357
Top Industries: Finance, Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences
Top Employers: JP Morgan Chase, ChristianaCare, Bank of America, DuPont

1. University of Delaware
2. Wilmington University
3. Widener University
4. Goldey-Beacom College
5. Temple University

Florida

Average Salary: $136,677
Top Industries: Healthcare, Finance, Information Technology, Education
Top Employers: AdventHealth, CITI, Walgreens, CVS

1. University of Florida
2. University of Central Florida
3. University of South Florida
4. Florida International University
5. Florida State University

Georgia

Average Salary: $136,246
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Education
Top Employers: AT&T, CDC, Emory Healthcare, Home Depot

1. University of Georgia
2. Georgia State University
3. Kennesaw State University
4. Emory University
5. Georgia Institute of Technology

Kentucky

Average Salary: $135,198
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology
Top Employers: Humana, Norton Healthcare, Baptist Health, Commonwealth of Kentucky

1. University of Kentucky
2. University of Louisville
3. Western Kentucky University
4. Eastern Kentucky University
5. Northern Kentucky University

Louisiana

Average Salary: $136,103
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology
Top Employers: Ochsner Health, LCMC Health, LSU Health Science Center, Midsouth Bank

1. Louisiana State University
2. University of New Orleans
3. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
4. Tulane University
5. Southeastern Louisiana University

Maryland
Average Salary: $137,352
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Finance
Top Employers: FDA, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Northrop Grumman, T. Rowe Price

1. University of Maryland College Park
2. University of Maryland Global Campus
3. Towson University
4. Johns Hopkins University
5. University of Maryland Baltimore County

Mississippi

Average Salary: $134,631
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Retail
Top Employers: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Walmart, Memorial Hospital, BancorpSouth

1. University of Southern Mississippi
2. University of Mississippi
3. Mississippi State University
4. Mississippi College
5. Jackson State University

North Carolina

Average Salary: $134,318
Top Industries: Healthcare, Finance, Information Technology, Education
Top Employers: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Novant Health, Atrium Health

1. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
2. North Carolina State University
3. University of North Carolina Charlotte
4. East Carolina University
5. University of North Carolina Greensboro

Oklahoma

Average Salary: $135,301
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Natural Resources, Information Technology
Top Employers: Integris Health, BOK Financial, Mercy, US Air Force

1. University of Oklahoma
2. Oklahoma State University
3. University of Central Oklahoma
4. Northeastern State University
5. University of Tulsa

South Carolina
Average Salary: $134,817
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Information Technology, Finance
Top Employers: Greenville Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield, CVS Health, Roper St. Francis

1. University of South Carolina
2. Clemson University
3. College of Charleston
4. Medical University of South Carolina
5. Winthrop University

Tennessee
Average Salary: $134,273
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology
Top Employers: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, State of Tennessee, HCA Healthcare, FedEx

1. University of Tennessee Knoxville
2. University of Memphis
3. Middle Tennessee State University
4. Vanderbilt University
5. East Tennessee State University

Texas

Average Salary: $135,070
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Education
Top Employers:USAA, AT&T, Baylor Scott & White Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center

1. The University of Texas at Austin
2. Texas A&M University
3. University of Houston
4. Texas Tech University
5. University of North Texas

Virginia

Average Salary: $ 136,376
Top Industries: Healthcare, Information Technology, Finance, Education
Top Employers: Capital One, Sentara Healthcare, Freddie MAC, Booz Allen Hamilton

1. Virginia Commonwealth University
2. George Mason University
3. University of Virginia
4. Virginia Tech
5. James Madison University

West Virginia

Average Salary: $136,471
Top Industries: Healthcare, Education, Finance, Information Technology
Top Employers: WVU Medicine, CVS Health, Charleston Area Medical Center Health System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

1. West Virginia University
2. Marshall University
3. Fairmont State University
4. Concord University
5. West Virginia Wesleyan College

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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.

Interested in how you could leverage Steppingblocks? Explore now.

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