Professionally, the mechanical power transmission equipment manufacturing industry, the software development industry, and the engineering services industry are popular business areas among Bradley alumni. The most popular career sector among alumni is the health care industry. Those with a degree from Bradley make an average of $61K.
Male graduates on average earn more than female graduates; the first group banks around $76K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $51K.
Many Bradley alumni remain in Peoria after graduation; one in four grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Another city that attracts a wealth of Bradley grads is Peoria, Ill.; given its high compensation ($71K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Bradley alumni is Chicago, Ill., which offers a median salary of about $61K.
Former Braves who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) and earn a median salary of $76K per year. A B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $36K.
Project Management is a popular skill among Bradley alumni, with around one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Former Braves with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 59 percent more than other grads' salaries. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are also considered highly skilled.
Benefits and Perks
Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-third of alumni, respectively). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most grads are rewarded with health insurance and most alums report dental coverage, too. A large number of grads allocate some part of their earnings to a company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Alumni of Bradley University also take in a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.
Olivet Nazarene University graduates, who earn $59K on average, make a similar amount to Bradley grads. Other schools similar to Bradley include Saint Ambrose University, Maharishi University of Management, and the University of St Francis.