Explore this new resource from the University of Texas Systems research department on college majors, careers and future earnings.
I am sharing this with you because it is interesting and useful information. This is a wonderful resource for our students and parents. This is NOT meant to be a sales pitch for UT, there are MANY fantastic universities and colleges across the world. UT initiated the research for this study and had acess to their graduates, thus the data is based on over 300,000 UT graduates from the WHOLE UT 4-year college system. Here is basic information about the website and how it may be of use to you.
What is seekUT
seekUT is a free, online tool and website that can assist you and your family in making informed decisions about your college education and financial future.
How does it work?
seekUT presents straightforward and understandable data that tells you what real UT graduates are earning – based on campus and major – one, five, and ten years after graduation. It also tells you what Industries are employing UT graduates in Texas along with predicted job openings.
Additionally, seekUT tells you what the median student loan debt is at graduation for those who took out loans, the percentage of students who borrowed, and the estimated monthly loan payment compared to median monthly earnings.
Once you realize your foreseeable earnings compared to your expected loan debt, you can better grasp the value of your higher education journey.
What will the data tell me?
- National and Texas earnings – 1, 5, and 10 years after graduation
- Student loan debt – median loan debt, monthly loan payment, debt-to-income ratio
- Industry of employment
- Job openings by occupation (2012-2022)
- Other interesting information, such as basic degree requirements, time to degree, and the percentage of students who go further in their education
Who is included in the data?
Data are available for approximately 300 degree majors at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional levels at UT institutions. It is based on UT graduates working full-time nationally. UT System is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau and Texas Workforce Commission to provide valuable information about its graduates living throughout the United States.
Who benefits from the data?
Whether you are preparing to go to college for the first time, embarking on graduate school, or studying for a medical career, seekUT presents real data based on actual graduates to help you have realistic expectations about your future.
Where can I access seekUT?
seekUT can be easily accessed on your desktop, laptop, or tablet; or on a smartphone through seekUTMobile.
When should I use seekUT?
There’s no better time to plan for your college career than the present. Whether you are in high school, graduate school, or planning a transfer between campuses/institutions, seekUT has helpful data to support your decision process.
Get started right now by letting UT System make planning a little easier for you.
For more information, contact Nancy Nitardy at 512-841-7315.