Trine University’s average for employment or graduate school admission within six
months of completing a degree remains above 99% for the past seven years, according
to figures for its Class of 2020.
Trine’s Class of 2020 reported a 97.1% rate, with 95% employed in their field of study.
In addition, the 2020 figures reflect 100% employment in two of the university’s five
main campus academic schools: the Ketner School of Business and the Franks School
of Education. The Class of 2020 marked the eighth straight year all graduates of the
Franks School of Education have been employed.
“Trine University graduates continue to be sought after by employers and graduate
schools despite the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Earl
D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. “The fact that the vast majority
of our Class of 2020 was able to secure employment in these unprecedented times provides
not only further evidence of the value of a Trine education, but confidence that our
graduates will significantly contribute to leading us into a period of economic recovery.”
Trine graduates will continue to contribute to the economy in Indiana and the Midwest.
More than 80 percent of the Class of 2020 chose to work or go to graduate school in
the region, and more than 60 percent chose to settle in the Hoosier state.
“Trine University’s Career Services staff continues to develop and build upon positive
relationships with employers throughout the region,” said Jason Blume, executive director
of Trine innovation 1. “This not only provides our students with internship and work
opportunities, it supplies businesses throughout northeast Indiana and the Midwest
with employees who are equipped with the knowledge and experience to help them thrive
The university also continued to surpass national knowledge rates for graduate employment.
Trine reported a knowledge rate of 86.6% for the Class of 2020, compared to a 64.8%
national knowledge rate reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers
in 2018, the last year available.
Photo: From left, Trine University criminal justice majors Kayla Kay and Dakota Snyder talk
with Indiana State Police recruiter Sgt. Andrew Kocsis at the university's Tailgating
for Talent career event in September 2020. More than 99 percent of Trine graduates
over the past seven years have been employed or enrolled in graduate school within
six months of graduating. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)
Last Updated: 01/21/2021