FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Jan. 21, 2016) – According to a recent study, "Labor Market Experiences After Postsecondary Education," Broward College graduates not only meet the demands of the job market, but also make more money their first year of employment, than those completing the same degrees at other schools. The report, a product of the partnership between the State of Florida and College Measures, documents the variations in median first-year wages of graduates from two-year and four-year higher education institutions.
The report, which is broken down by specific degree programs, documents Broward College associate degree holders as making more money than the statewide averages. The median first-year earnings of associate of arts (A.A.) graduates is $28,000, which is higher than the statewide average of $27,452. For associate of science degree holders (A.S.), 83 percent of Broward College graduates are employed and have median first-year earnings of $46,656, which is higher than the state average of $43,876. In addition, associate in applied science (AAS) in business administration degree holders have the highest first-year earnings in the state, with $40,564 – which is nearly $8,000 more than the state average of $32,116.
For career certificates (non-credit, career-training programs) Broward College graduates rank as the highest earners in Florida, with a first-year average of $54,292 – which is $20,000 more than the state average. Career certifications in law enforcement also rank the highest in the state with graduates making an average of $62,986.
"Through meticulous research of job trends, Broward College is committed to training our students with the skills they need to become valuable contributors in high-demand fields," said Mildred Coyne, executive director of workforce education at Broward College. "This recognition illustrates the positive impact our programs have on the success of our graduates."
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Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit