Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the Class of 2019 are projected to earn the highest starting salaries, according to results of the Winter 2019 Salary Survey.

Findings from today’s job report are based on surveys conducted by Career Communications Group, producer of the annual BEYA STEM Conference and publisher of the US Black Engineer magazine.

By the Numbers

4,698

The number of STEM students from ABET-accredited historically black college engineering schools and minority institutions who registered for the 33rd annual BEYA STEM Conference. More than half were male (58.30) with female students making 41.7 percent of the total.

The average GPA was:

3.2

At the BEYA Career Fair, students took advantage of onsite resources designed to enhance job search, as well as get tools for a successful STEM career. The job fair was the place to sample new technologies and experience best practices in the industry.

Undergraduate students:

    Seniors – 35.49%
    Juniors-26.23%
    Sophomores-15.52%
    Freshman-10.56%

$69,188

For the Class of 2019, the top-paid graduates this year are once again expected to earn engineering ($69,188), computer science ($67,539), and math and sciences degrees ($62,177), according to the Winter 2019 Salary Survey of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Top STEM Disciplines at the 2019 BEYA STEM Job Fair

  • Accounting
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Scientific and Technical Communications
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Development Engineering

8.9%

The number of MBA graduate students at the job fair.

4.47%

Professionals found training, networking, role models, mentors, and inspiring awards events.

Representation by Sector:

    Corporate-74%
    Military-26%

1,730

The BEYA Conference’s K-12 pre-college program draws more students each year and presents an opportunity to connect with organizations that are working to build tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

The theme for the 33rd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference, “At the Intersection of America’s Future,” celebrated the contributions of African Americans in STEM during Black History Month and reaffirmed the vision of 21st-century students as promising contributors in the road map for the future of STEM.

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