SUNY News Release: Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson Unveils New SUNY Graduate Wages Dashboard
Tool Provides Added Layer of Transparency to Help Students Prepare for Future Career Pursuits
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
Contact: Holly Liapis; Holly.Liapis@suny.edu; 518-320-1311
Albany — State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson today announced the launch of a new publicly available online interactive dashboard that provides wage information based on SUNY graduate data, one to 10 years after graduation. SUNY gradwages is part of the 64-campus system’s ongoing efforts to develop, refine, and promote informative and user-friendly data tools, which is in alignment with SUNY’s overarching commitment to accountability and transparency.
“We are pleased to gather this data into an easy-to-use tool that will help both prospective and current students make informed choices about their majors and career paths,” said SUNY Chancellor Johnson. “Students choose their degree major based on any number of variables, and some may not consider their earnings potential. For those who do, SUNY gradwages gives students and their parents an expectation of what they can earn years after college, which can then help guide them towards decisions that best suit their personal and financial circumstances.”
SUNY gradwages combines academic data from SUNY with wage data from the NYS Department of Labor to show median wages in specific degree programs. The dashboard shows wages one, two, three, five, and ten years post-graduation. In addition to searching by area of study, users can choose to look at a particular sector of the SUNY system and/or a specific campus. Users can also filter the data by degree type at both the undergraduate and graduate level and choose whether or not to include degree recipients who are continuing their education.
The dashboard features longstanding degree programs at SUNY campuses. New programs will be added as SUNY collects additional data. To learn more about SUNY gradwages, visit the FAQs.
SUNY gradwages is the latest tool that SUNY offers to help students make informed decisions about their higher education and career path. SUNY also provides Smart Track®, an online tool designed to improve financial literacy among prospective and current students. Smart Track® offers courses on everything from budgeting to borrowing to managing credit, encourages smart financial planning, and provides assistance in navigating the financial aid process. It also offers calculators so students can determine expenses and loan costs, and gather information about applying to college and paying back loans.
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