Mines Placement at 98 Percent, Salaries Top $63,000
New placement figures for Mines show 98 percent of 2014-15
graduates have secured employment with an average starting salary of $63,503 or
are pursuing graduate degrees. Ten of the 16 majors had 100 percent placement
rates, with the vast majority of students electing to go directly into
industry, working at Google, Microsoft, Medtronic, NASA, SpaceX, Keurig and
more. Almost 40 percent of graduates are staying in South Dakota, to continue
advanced studies or contribute to the economic development of the state.