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Undergraduate Student Outcomes

The College of Business and Economics Is Growing

graphic of graduation capThe number of degrees earned has increased by 24% over the last four years.

  • 2017 — 622 degrees awarded
  • 2013 — 496 degrees awarded

Degrees by Program

The College of Business conferred 622 degrees in 10 programs in 2016-17.

bar graph degrees by program type

Degrees by programs and year.

color key for bar chart of graduates by program bar

Degree Program'12-'13'13-14'14-'15'15-'16'16-'17
Business Administration 130127119119128
Entrepreneurship Management1124231531
Human Resources Management4240384352
Information Technology Mgmt4851546571
International Business
Supply Chain Management1012193846

More COBE Students Finish in 4!

blue and orange bar graphWe have been working to help students graduate in four years and with less debt by focusing on excellent academic advising and improvements to our curriculum.

The number of students graduating in four years has increased from 98 in 2013 to 211 in 2017.

Graduating in fewer years is on an upward trend.

Ninety percent of the students earning degrees in 2017 did it in six years or less (up from 74% in 2015).

Program2015-16% Graduating in 6 years or less2016-17% Graduating in 6 years or less
Business Administration1198812884
Entrepreneurship Management15933190
Human Resource Management431005280
Information Technology Mgmt.65857192
International Business
Supply Chain Management38844696

Transfer Students Are Graduating Faster with Fewer Credits

graph showing average credits for transfer students 149 in 2013 and 144 in 2017

Employers and Employment

Our top 15 partnering employers

  • Balsam Brands
  • Clearwater Analytics
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Consolidated Electrical Distributors
  • Deloitte
  • Eide Bailly
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Happy Family Brands

  • J.R. Simplot
  • KPMG
  • Mass Mutual
  • Micron
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Ripley Doorn
  • St. Luke’s Health Systems


Mean Starting Salary Information

Business Economics$43,428N/A
Entrepreneurial Management$40,200$34,840
General Business$38,857$34,083
Human Resource Management $38,843$50,099
Information Technology Management$52,833$60,000
International Business$50,000$37,000
Supply Chain Management$62,500$63,500