NIU students in the Engineering and Engineering Technology program are being groomed to be the most desirable job candidates from day 1. This, coupled with the highest average salaries gives NIU engineers a very bright outlook on job placement.
According to CNN’s list of top paying college degrees, engineers have it made. This list was generated from an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and includes the average annual salary offered to 2011 grads. The salaries range from $66,886 to $56,808 and 7 of the top ten happen to be engineering degrees. CNN is offering recent grads a ray of hope saying that in 2011 employers plan to hire 19.3% more new college graduates than in 2010. Salaries have also increased for the first time since 2008.