Graduates of KSU head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the software development industry, the banking industry, and the risk management industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The most popular field is IT services. Those with a degree from KSU make an average of $53K.
Male graduates of KSU out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $64K versus $52K for women.
Many KSU students are Alpharetta, Ga.-bound following college. Atlanta, Ga. is also a common destination for KSU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of about $86K. Many former Owls can't resist staying in Kennesaw after graduating despite the median salary there ranking lowest among popular cities ($48K).
KSU grads who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $120K per year. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average approximately $34K per year.
Former Owls with Project Management abilities can expect to make 140 percent more than their former classmates ($126K). Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among KSU alumni, with just under a third of workers reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Benefits and Perks
Only one in four survey participants for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in ten former students get paid sick time. Most grads participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health coverage is awarded to a large number of grads, and dental insurance is issued to a fair number of graduates as well. Other benefits awarded to Kennesaw State University alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and company pension plan.
University of West Georgia grads bring in salaries of around $52K, making them the most similar to KSU alumni in terms of earnings. Jacksonville State University, North Georgia College & State University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are also similar to KSU.