The Office of Career Services at West Texas A&M University has released job placement data for students graduating May 2011.  The numbers are based on student walk cards from graduation.  Some disciplines (e.g., education majors) often have job placement after graduation and other majors might offer a small sample size of graduates (e.g., BBA economics) so it is important to remember that the data is limited and does not always offer a robust job market analysis.  That being said, the numbers offer an idea as to the current state of the job market for WT graduates.  University numbers by academic college and specific numbers for College of Business majors are presented below.  Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Career Services for help with internship and job placement opportunities no later than the start of their junior year.

College Comparison: Undergraduate
College of Ag., Science and Eng. – 47% employed, 16% entering gradaute school, and mean starting salary of $31,000.
College of Business – 74% employed, 3% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $41,236.
College of Ed. and Social Sciences – 44% employed, 0% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $34,963.
College of Fine Arts and Humanities – 38% employed, 26% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $35,500.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences – 39% employed, 30% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $26,002.

College Comparison: Graduate
College of Ag., Science and Eng. – 78% employed, 11% continuing gradaute school, and mean starting salary of $53,500.
College of Business – 70% employed, 15% continuing graduate school, and mean starting salary of $46,221.
College of Ed. and Social Sciences – 65% employed, 3% continuing graduate school, and mean starting salary of $40,219.
College of Fine Arts and Humanities – 40% employed, 20% continuing graduate school, and mean starting salary of $34,600.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences – 58% employed, 0% continuing graduate school, and mean starting salary of $34,600.

College of Business: Comparison by Major
BBA Accounting – 58% employed, 9% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $42,500.
BBA Economics – 100% employed, 0% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $50,000.
BBA Finance – 75% employed, 13% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $35,000.
BBA CIS – 80% employed, 0% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $55,000.
BBA Management – 55% employed, 0% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $35,425.
BBA Marketing – 90% employed, 0% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $28,000.
BBA General Business – 93% employed, 0% entering graduate school, and mean starting salary of $42,727.
Masters in Accounting – 75% employed, 8% continuing graduate school, and mean starting salary of $45,438.
Masters in Finance & Economics – 29% employed, 42% continuing graduate school, and mean starting salary of $50,000.
MBA – 92% employed, 0% continuing graduate school, and mean starting salary of $52,445.