CEET Graduates’ Salary Data

NIU alumni survey data, as self-reported by NIU graduates from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) baccalaureate degree programs and the master’s degree programs

CEET Baccalaureate Graduates Employed
(displayed by graduation years) (by time of graduation – within one year after earning degree)

Graduation Year # + Percent Employed Median Starting Salary Reported N (CEET Response Rate)
2012-2013 52 (96%) $60,000 52 (28%) *
2013-2014 78 (99%) $66,375 79 (35%)
2014-2015 73 (96%) $62,000 76 (34%)
2015-2016 15 (88%) $62,790 17 (6%) *
2016-2017 55 (96%) $70,000 57 (19%) *
Notes: * Response rate < 30%; Graduation year defined as graduated in December, May, or August.

CEET M.S. Graduates Employed
(displayed by graduation years) (by time of graduation – within one year after earning degree)

Graduation Year # Percent Employed Median Starting Salary Reported N (CEET Response Rate)
2012-2013 15 (94%) $60,000 16 (33%)
2013-2014 25 (100%) $73,400 25 (25.5%) *
2014-2015 42 (95%) $67,500 44 (37%)
2015-2016 12 (75%) (Note resp. rate <30%) $80,000 (Note resp. rate <30%) 16 (13%) *
2016-2017 45 (94%) $70,000 48 (31%)
Notes: * Response rate < 30%; Graduation year defined as graduated in December, May, or August.

Top 10 Employers Reported by NIU CEET Graduates (B.S. and M.S.)

  1. Navistar Inc
  2. Motorola Solutions
  3. Collins Aerospace
  4. Caterpillar Inc
  5. Woodward, Inc.
  6. ComEd
  7. Northrop Grumman
  8. Discover Financial Services
  9. John Deere
  10. IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC