Education department shows high employability rate for graduates

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2012-10-23
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — After six months, 92 percent of Huntington University’s graduated education majors are employed in an education-related field. The university has consistently showed this success over the last five years.

Of that 92 percent, 82 percent are employed full time — the highest year thus far, and 5 percent are teaching part time. A majority of those graduates are employed in Indiana.

The survey was based on responses from 22 out of 25 graduates from the Class of 2012.

“Given the personnel and funding cuts coming as a result of decreased state monies, this is a remarkable accomplishment for our graduates,” said Dr. Terrell Peace, professor and director of undergraduate teacher education. “These results are encouraging to the department and should also be encouraging to those who may be considering coming to Huntington University to prepare for a career in teaching.”
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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