UT System Launches Interactive Salary and Debt Database

Jan 16, 2014 by

Touting it as a first-of-its-kind higher ed gadget, the University of Texas System on Thursday launched a new interactive website that includes salary and debt information for graduates of its institutions after one year and five years in the workforce.

The new tool, seekUT, allows the public — including prospective students and their families — to access data on the experiences of graduates who are working full time in Texas after earning bachelor’s degrees from UT institutions between 2007 and 2011.

UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement saying that the new site is part of a system-wide effort to address rapidly growing levels of college loan debt. “We believe the accurate and timely information provided at seekUT will help students make informed decisions about their future,” he said.

Because the system’s academic universities are grouped by type in seekUT, institution-specific information is only provided for the flagship, the University of Texas at Austin. The data from the UT campuses in Arlington, Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio is grouped together, as is the data from the schools in Brownsville, Edinburg, Tyler and Odessa.

Stephanie Huie, the system’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, said these groupings helped protect private student information and account for regional salary differences.

via UT System Launches Interactive Salary and Debt Database | The Texas Tribune.

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