Miami News

From the Office of the President

  Miami News is your monthly insight into what is happening on campus.
October, 2010  
Volume I, Issue 5  

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Miami Graduates' Salary Potential Ranks 21st in the Nation

Starting median salary for Miami graduates with a bachelor's degree is $45,800 and mid-career median salary is $91,400, according to, a global compensation data website.  Miami graduates' salary potential places them 21st in the nation among top public universities.

2010 Annual University Address - To Anticipate and Lead
"Those who have been in higher education for a long time have experienced many economic ups and downs," President David Hodge told faculty, staff, and students in his 2010 Annual Address on Oct. 7.  "We have tightened our belts, made adjustments and then returned to 'normal.'  The circumstances that we face today are much different, and there will be no 'return to normal.'  Put simply, we have entered an indefinite, if not permanent, period of fiscal austerity."  The president's address is online here.

Miami's Entrepreneurship Program Ranks 20th in the Nation
Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review compared more than 2,000 institutions while ranking the top 25 graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S., ranking Miami's as 20th in the nation.  The assessment considered institutions' success in teaching strong fundamentals in the classroom, creating effective mentor relationships, and providing students with experiential learning opportunities outside the classroom.  To view the entire rankings, click here.

ShareFest 2010 - Don't Throw it out! Make it Count!
During finals week last spring, approximately 200 volunteers contributed more than 1,494 service hours collecting clothing, furniture, and housewares from students moving out of residence halls and Oxford rentals. More than 600 families throughout Butler County benefited.  To read more about ShareFest, click here.

State Delays Funding to Universities
The state's 13 four-year public institutions will have their state appropriations reduced by one month.  Miami's Oxford campus will see a $4.25 million reduction and the regional campuses $926,000.  Governor Ted Strickland alerted colleges and universities that their 12th monthly payment for the fiscal year would be pushed back - into the next two-year budget in an effort to balance Ohio's deficit.  Overall, that translates into a total reduction of $128 million for Ohio's public higher education institutions.



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