New study shows value of KSU degree for graduates and state

A new report on higher education commissioned by the University System of Georgia’s…

Georgia (Nov 5, 2003) — New study shows value of KSU degree for graduates and state

Karen Kennedy

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. — A new report on higher education commissioned by the University System of Georgia’s Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP) shows that Kennesaw State University graduates earn an average of $14‚903 per year more than their high−school−educated counterparts.

The study‚ “Value of University System of Georgia Education‚” analyzed the earnings of University System students who graduated between 1993 and 1997 and found that the increased earnings resulting from their college degrees added $102.6 million to Cobb County’s economy during 1998 — the most recent year for which data was available.

In addition‚ the study looked at which occupations will have the highest number of job openings in Georgia through the year 2010. Registered nurses‚ computer support specialists‚ accountants and auditors‚ and teachers will be some of the most in−demand professions. Kennesaw State provides well−educated‚ job−ready graduates in all of those fields.

Full copies of “The Value of University System of Georgia Education” may be downloaded from the ICAPP Web site at: www.icapp.org/publications.htm.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 17‚500 from 123 countries. The fourth largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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