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Starting salaries climb for UCSD engineering graduates

More than two-thirds of graduating seniors responding to the annual Jacobs School Career Outlook Survey reported annual starting salary offers of $56,000 or higher, up from 61 percent last year. Once again, computer science majors received the highest pay with nearly 80 percent reporting offers above $56,000. "The solid increases in starting salaries indicate that demand for advanced computer science skills is stronger than ever," says Keith Marzullo, chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

The June 2007 survey revealed that 59 percent of the new graduates planned to work full-time after graduation, while 26 percent plan to pursue further education full-time, with 12 percent planning to combine work and continuing education. Of those planning to seek employment, nearly 70 percent hoped to stay in Southern California. The class of 2007 included 1,015 students receiving baccalaureate degrees, nearly half of whom responded to the survey.

Starting Salaries $56,000 or Higher The ring ceremony for 2007 Jacobs School graduates.
2007 Starting Salaries Greater Than $56,000

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