Sandy Levine, VP of Marketing Services
Bisk Education/University Alliance Online
9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2010–11 College Salary Report Places Florida Tech's
Bachelor's Degree Graduates Among Nation’s Top Earners
Professionals Worldwide Can Benefit From Increased Knowledge and Salaries by Earning a
Degree 100% Online From Regionally Accredited, U.S. News-Ranked Florida Tech
TAMPA, Fla., October 14, 2010 – In a recent survey of college graduate salaries, PayScale, Inc., a
market leader providing online compensation data, found that the annual earnings of Florida
Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) bachelor’s degree holders were among the highest in the
The study, which examined annual pay for individuals with a bachelor’s degree, found that
Florida Tech graduates enjoy a $50,700 starting median salary and $84,500 mid-career median
salary. Included in the private research university category, Florida Tech had the highest ranking
in the state.
Ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, Florida Tech has a reputation
for academic excellence and a long-standing tradition of successful alumni. In collaboration with
University Alliance Online, Florida Tech extends career-enhancing educational opportunities to
professionals worldwide by offering dozens of its acclaimed undergraduate and graduate
“A Florida Tech degree gives today’s job-seekers the skills and credentials they need to gain a
competitive edge. And as the PayScale study shows, it can help them attain a higher salary, as
well,” said Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President of University Alliance. “We’re proud to
facilitate Florida Tech’s efforts to deliver a wide array of in-demand degree programs 100%
online, bringing a world-class education to professionals around the globe.”
Candidates can position themselves for today’s best job opportunities with a distinguished
degree from Florida Tech. Online bachelor’s degree programs are available in accounting,
applied psychology, business administration, criminal justice and computer information systems,
and students may earn a human resources administration minor with any bachelor’s degree.
Florida Tech’s online programs also include seven associate’s degrees, a Master of Science in
Information Technology plus eight different MBA degrees through the renowned Nathan M. Bisk
College of Business.
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Students enrolled in Florida Tech’s online degree programs learn from the same outstanding
instructors, follow the same curriculum and receive the same diploma as their main-campus
peers. Through the flexibility of a multimedia, video-based e-learning platform, participants enjoy
an enhanced education experience with 24/7 access to streaming video and downloadable
lectures, online chat rooms, discussion boards and other dynamic learning features.
For more information about Florida Tech’s online degree programs, visit www.floridatechonline.com.
With the world's largest database of individual employee compensation profiles, PayScale
provides an immediate and precise snapshot of the job market. A patent-pending real-time
profiling system indexes custom employee attributes (such as industry-specific certifications) and
specific job titles for every industry.
About Florida Tech
Florida Tech is a regionally accredited university that is world renowned for its distinguished
faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Regional accreditation is the
highest form of accreditation a college or university can obtain. Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1
Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. It is also rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges
and named a best buy in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech
has more than 50,000 alumni. Its main campus is located on 130 subtropical acres in Melbourne,
Florida, on the state’s famous Space Coast.
Florida Tech, with the assistance of University Alliance, has one of the largest nationally ranked
online programs in the nation with more than 38 of the most sought-after associate’s, bachelor’s
and master’s degree programs.
Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education
specialist and doctoral degrees.
About Bisk Education, Inc. and University Alliance Online
Founded in 1971, Bisk Education is the world’s leading provider of professional education online.
The University Alliance (UA), a division of Bisk, facilitates the promotion and online delivery of
associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from
the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and
support services, our university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments and a million
credit hours – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country.