Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says many of this year's graduates have landed jobs with Indiana-based high-tech companies. The school says Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) are among the top employers for Rose-Hulman's 2014 class. May 30, 2014

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana high-tech companies are keeping several of this year’s Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology graduates in the state to begin their careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Arcelor-Mittal, Eli Lilly and Company, Interactive Intelligence, Cummins Inc. and Indesign LLC make up four of the top employers of Rose-Hulman’s Class of 2014, whose members receive their diplomas on Saturday, May 31, during the college’s 136th commencement.

Ninety percent of Rose-Hulman’s Class of 2014 have accepted full-time employment, are planning to attend graduate school or will earn military commissions through participation in Army or Air Force ROTC programs. The placement rate is expected to be 99 percent by November 1, the national collegiate reporting date, according to Kevin Hewerdine, director of career services and employer relations.

The average starting salary for the Class of 2014 is currently $67,957, an increase from last year’s $63,075 final average.

The top employers of the Class of 2014 are: General Electric Company-All Divisions, ArcelorMittal, Eli Lilly Company, Interactive Intelligence, Epic, Ford Motor Company, Halliburton, U.S. Air Force, Frito-Lay, Microsoft, Shirley Contracting Company, Texas Instruments, Amazon, Archer Daniels Midland, Boeing Company, Century Aluminum, Cummins, Delek, DMC Inc., Fluke Thermography, Indesign, kCura, Marathon Petroleum and UOP Honeywell.

Freescale Semiconductor President and Chief Operating Officer Greggory A. Lowe, a 1984 Rose-Hulman electrical engineering alumnus, will present the Commencement Address during Saturday’s ceremony. He will join U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Robert L. Wilkins, a 1986 chemical engineering graduate, in receiving honorary doctorate of engineering degrees.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment infused with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individualized attention. The college, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has rated Rose-Hulman as the top undergraduate engineering college in the nation whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s. Rose-Hulman has also been recognized by The Princeton Review, which cited six of the institute’s professors within their 2012 Best 300 Professors book, the only institution of higher learning in Indiana to be included. Learn more at

Source: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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