This shows the relationship between GPA and Class Rank

 

PROFILES OF MAY 2006 BS-AAE Graduates

 

This report summarizes statistical information about the 87 people who graduated with a BS-AAE degree in May 2006.

 

 CONTENTS:

Class Rank

GPA and placement.

SALARY DATA

GENDER & ETHNICITY

RESIDENCY STATISTICS

PLACEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

OUTSIDE MINORS

EFFECT OF MAJOR AND MINOR CHOICES ON PLACEMENT

EFFECT OF ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE ON PLACEMENT

TIME TO GRADUATION

 

This graph shows the relationship between GPA and Class Rank

 

GPA Data includes spring semester grades

 

 


 

The graph shows the relationship between GPA and placement.

 

Most of the people in the "School" category are pursuing grad school in aerospace. A handful are doing other things, including business, medicine and teaching certificate programs.

 

Observe the "As of" date: as time passes the "Seeking Job" category will shrink.

 

 

COMMENT:  One way of interpreting this is that at graduation, roughly 50% of those with GPA less than 3 are still seeking employment, while less than 20% of those in the >3.0 range (who aren't going to grad school) are.  Employers often use gpa as a filter. Note also that many of the "Accepted Job" people have educational benefits built in and will be going to grad school at the employers expense. 

 

 


 

 

                                            SALARY DATA

Salary Data as of 5/26/2006

50% of those who took jobs reported salary

low

39.5K

mean

52K

High

69.6K

 

 

 

COMMENT: This shows that salary is practically unrelated to GPA. Geography is a bigger factor, as is the nature of the job (government vs private, major vs contractor).

  

 


 

RESIDENCY

 

Indiana

25%

Out of State

59%

Student Visa

11%

Green Card

5%

 

 


 

 

Gender

 

M

78%

F

22%

 


 

 

Ethnicity

 

Caucasian American,nonHispanic 

80%

Not Reported 

7%

Asian American/PacificIslander 

7%

Other 

3%

Hispanic American 

2%

Native American/Alaskan Native 

0%

African American,nonHispanic 

0%

Note: This is self-reported

 

 


 

 

 

WHAT DO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DO?

 

 

 

STUDENT VISA HOLDERS:

 

Continuing School

40%

 

Job Back Home

20%

 

Job in US

10%

 

Seeking OPT

20%

 

Seeking Job at home

10%

 

 

 

 

GREEN CARD HOLDERS:

 

Continuing School

75%

 

Job in US

25%

 

 

 


 

 

EFFECT OF MAJOR AND MINOR CHOICES ON PLACEMENT

as of 5/23/2006

 

AAE Students choose either "Air" or "Space". Does the choice effect what they do afterwards?

 

 

Total

Accepted Job

Seeking Job

School

Spacecraft

45%

44%

26%

31%

Aircraft

55%

60%

19%

21%

 

 

AAE Students choose a "Major" and "Minor" area of concentration. Here is the breakdown of how many did each:

 

 

 

MAJ

MIN

% MAJ or MIN

AERO

16

17

19%

PROP

33

15

28%

D&C

15

14

17%

STRU

14

10

14%

DES

9

31

23%

TOTAL

87

87

100%

 

 

Does this choice effect what they do afterwards?  

 

MAJOR

Accepted Job

Seeking Job

School

Mean GPA

% below 3

AERO

69%

13%

19%

3.01

56%

PROP

36%

33%

30%

3.34

24%

D&C

50%

27%

27%

3.15

33%

STRU

71%

14%

14%

3.24

29%

DES

67%

0%

33%

3.08

22%

 

 


 

 

Time to Graduation

 

low

mean

high

No. of Purdue Semesters

5

8.6

14.5

Purdue Credits Earned

68

126

163

Transfer Credits

0

6.5

91

Credits by Exam

0

9.6

34

Total Credits Earned

131

144

173

Credits per Semester

10.5

14.7

18.5

Note: Summer is counted .5 semesters; MayMester is counted as .25 semesters

COMMENT: The lower credits/semester values are a result of repeating courses.


 

 

Outside Minors

# Minors

% of students

0

61%

1

33%

2

6%

 

 

Minors by popularity:

Math

12

Computer Graphics

4

History

4

Political Science

3

Psychology

3

Physics

2

Economics

2

Naval Science

2

English

2

Spanish

1

Russian

1

German

1

Asian Studies

1

Italian

1

 


 

The collected resumes of graduates tells if each student did or did not have some kind of engineering work experience before graduation. In round numbers 2/3 did and 1/3 didn't. Their placement, cross-correlated with GPA is shown in the table below.

 

ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accepted Job

Seeking Job

School

 

Number

%

Mean GPA

%

Mean GPA

 

None

29

38%

2.91

45%

2.86

17%

Some

58

60%

3.28

10%

3.08

29%

(Note: Data as of June 1, 2006)

While it is clear that those who reported no prior work experience were less successful at landing a job right away, they also had lower GPAs.

These two facts are tied together, so it is difficult to tease out which is cause and which effect.

 

TYPES OF ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE

(% of those reporting "Some"… adds to more than 100 because some people do multiple things)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Op

16%

 

 

 

 

Internship(s)

76%

 

 

 

 

University research experiences

15%