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UMD Releases 2012-13 Job Placement Numbers

Updated: 07/10/2014 5:50 PM
Created: 07/10/2014 5:41 PM WDIO.com

The University of Minnesota Duluth said on Thursday that most of its recent graduates have found jobs related to their fields.

They conducted a survey of 2012-13 undergraduates to see where they are now. UMD announced Thursday that 95 percent of grads who responded are employed or continuing their education.

Of those, 58 percent said they have jobs that are related to their major, and 23 percent said their jobs are somewhat related.

Chancellor Lendley Black said they're trying to combat negative ideas about a college education.

"There's a lot of misinformation these days that a college degree may not be worth it, that you can't get a job," Black said at a press conference Thursday. "So we're here today to indicate both by our survey as well as our student success stories here, that indeed a UMD education is extremely valuable. People can get jobs. They are getting jobs."

Of the 1,982 people who graduated between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, 90 percent responded.

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