High Wages & Employment Rates Reported by Lakeshore Technical College Graduates

Median annual salary for associate degree graduates increases to $54,048.




Lakeshore Technical College graduates continue reporting high wages and high employment rates after graduation. The college follows up with graduates six months to a year after graduation to gather employment information it can report back to the community regarding how well its mission is being accomplished.

The survey of 2020-2021 academic year graduates showed the median annual salary for associate degree graduates increased to $54,048 – a 3.95% increase over 2019-2020 graduates. 

Reporting the highest salaries were nursing and radiography program graduates, at $60,315 and $57,196, respectively. Both salaries increased more than 11% from the previous year. 

Ninety-three percent of graduates reported obtaining employment. Among those graduates, 97% found employment in Wisconsin; 74% found employment in the Lakeshore district. 

“As a college that relies heavily on taxpayer support in a district experiencing low unemployment, we understand how important it is to graduate students who are workforce-ready as quickly as possible,” said Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen. “The ability to continue reporting such highly positive outcomes, including family-sustaining wages with local employers, shows the community we are living our mission to provide quality education for in-demand careers.”

Among graduates who completed the survey, a majority of the 63 programs reported had a 100% employment rate. Many of the programs were in manufacturing, public safety, and information technology. In addition, 94% of graduates reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their education.

For information on the more than 70 degree programs offered at Lakeshore, as well as certificates, apprenticeships, and seminars, visit gotoltc.edu/programs-and-courses

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About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 8,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on Lakeshore for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. Lakeshore faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals. 

Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #20 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist three out of the last four years, and the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.

Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore Technical College each year, and associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $54,048 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at gotoltc.edu gotoltc.edu