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Average Salary for University of Cincinnati (UC) Alumni

It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than the University of Cincinnati, a public research university based in Cincinnati, Ohio, that is ranked in the top 17 percent of universities by ROI. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Overall College ROI Rank
227
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities
76
out of 420
Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School
91
out of 445
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Typical Early Career Salary
$47,500
University of Cincinnati (UC) Alumni
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Mechanical Engineer
32 salaries
$63,990  
   
Project Engineer
18 salaries
$59,960  
Software Engineer
16 salaries
$75,459  
Industrial Designer
15 salaries
$49,967  
Process Engineer
14 salaries
$69,754  
Interior Designer
14 salaries
$49,328  
Graphic Designer
13 salaries
$41,118  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,400
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University of Cincinnati (UC) Details

Address:

2624 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063

Website:

Also Known As:

University of Cincinnati

Admissions Website:

Students Enrolled:

23,096

Categories:

State Schools, Research Universities, For Sports Fans

Graduation Rate:

55 %

% STEM:

17 %

% Stay In State:

66 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

27 %
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Industry

Professionally, the architectural services industry, the manufacturing industry, and clinical care are popular business areas among the UC alumni. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the health care industry. Starting salaries of $61K are common among UC grads.

Gender

A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only around $54K on average compared to $70K for male graduates.

Jobs

The UC alumni who make the most are Software Engineers; they report a median pay of $75K. Process Engineers and Mechanical Engineers draw in a fair amount as well — approximately $68K and $64K. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of about $41K.

Locations

UC alumni typically remain in Cincinnati, the city they've grown to love, after graduation, and roughly one-half of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. With a median salary of $62K, Chicago represents the highest-paid city popular among UC grads. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among UC grads is New York (median compensation is around $54K). Other popular cities for UC alumni include nearby Columbus and Dayton.

Employers

Typical salaries reach $84K at General Electric Co (GE), where former UC students can easily make the most money. By comparison, earnings are fairly low at the University of Cincinnati (UC), where the median salary is approximately $44K.

Degree Major

Former Bearcats who fare the best in terms of salary hold a medical degree and earn about $128K per year. A Master of Architecture (MArch) offers the lowest annual financial reward ($44K).

Skills

Competency in Engineering Design translates into above-average pay for former Bearcats — they earn 19 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many former UC students are familiar with Project Management, and about one in six grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and AutoCAD also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a solid majority of grads are rewarded with health insurance and most respondents report dental coverage, too. The greater part of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. University of Cincinnati graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Louisville grads report the most similar salaries to UC alums, earning $60K on average. Other schools similar to UC include Indiana University-Bloomington, Ohio State University-Main Campus, and the University of Kentucky.

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Test Scores
Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1510 1870
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats

Gender

Female

42 %

female alumni

Male

58 %

male alumni
Salary
$33,528 - $75,352
Salary
$41,355 - $93,758

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 493 votes.

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