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Private Education Institution Graduate Employment Survey 2017/18

The Committee for Private Education (CPE) conducts an annual Private Education Institution (PEI) Graduate Employment Survey (GES) for graduates from full-time bachelor’s level External Degree Programmes (EDPs) in Singapore, to survey the employment outcomes of fresh PEI graduates. The PEI GES aims to help prospective students make informed decisions on their education choices. It is mandatory for all PEIs offering EDPs to participate in the survey. Similar surveys have been conducted for graduates of Autonomous Universities, polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education. To find out more about PEI GES 2017/18, and the comparative graduate employment outcomes from other GES, please refer to our media release.

TABLE 1: Employment Outcomes across PEI Graduates from the 2016/17 and 2017/18 Cohorts and AU Graduates from the 2018 Cohort

Employment Indicators

PEIs

(Full-time EDPs)

AUs#

(NUS, NTU, SMU, SUSS)

 

2016/17

2017/18

2018

Overall Employment Rate1

79.0%

80.7%

90.2%

Full-Time Permanent Employment Rate2

47.4%

48.2%

81.2%

Proportion who are Freelancing3

3.7%

5.7%

1.8%

Part-time4/Temporary5 Employment Rate*

27.9%

26.8%

7.2%

            Voluntary6

Not available*

16.1%

4.9%

            Involuntary7

10.7%

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

21.0%

19.3%

9.8%

Unemployed but starting work soon8

2.9%

2.8%

2.9%

Unemployed and still looking for a job9

18.0%

16.5%

7.0%

Median Gross Monthly Salary10 (Full-Time Permanent Employment)

$2,650

$2,650

$3,500


Notes to Table 1:

# This referenced the 2018 Joint AU Graduate Employment Survey (JAUGES) results that were published on 26 Feb 2019.

* Voluntary and involuntary part-time/temporary employment rates were tracked from the 2017/18 run onwards.

1.    Overall Employment Rate refers to the number of graduates working on a full-time permanent, part-time, temporary or freelance basis, as a proportion of graduates in the labour force (i.e. those who were working or not working but actively looking and available for work).

2.    Full-time Permanent Employment refers to employment of at least 35 hours a week and where the employment is not temporary. It includes those on contracts of one year or more.

3.    Freelancers refer to those who operate their own business without employing any paid worker in the conduct of their business or trade.

4.    Part-time Employment refers to employment of less than 35 hours a week.

5.    Temporary Employment refers to casual, interim or seasonal employment, including those on contracts of less than one year.

6.    Voluntary part-time/temporary employment refers to those who indicated that they were in part-time/temporary employment as they were pursuing/ preparing to commence further studies, taking active steps to start a business venture, due to personal choice and other reasons.

7.    Involuntary part-time/temporary employment refers to those who indicated that they were in part-time/temporary employment as they tried but were unable to obtain a full-time permanent job offer so far.

8.    Unemployed but starting work soon refers to those who indicated that they were not working as they had accepted job offer and will start later, or were taking steps to start business venture.

9.    Unemployed and still looking for a job refers to those who indicated that they were not working but actively looking and available for work.

10.  Gross Monthly Salary comprises basic salary, fixed allowances, over-time pay, commissions and other regular cash payments, before deduction of the employee’s CPF contributions and personal income tax. Employer’s CPF contributions, bonuses, stock options, other lump sum payments and payments-in-kind are excluded.

 

TABLE 2: Employment Outcomes of Fresh Full-Time EDPs by Institution (for institutions with 10 or more respondents)

 

 

2017/18 GES Employment Rates and Salaries of Fresh1 PEI Graduates from Full-Time EDPs

Response Rate

No. of Economically Active2 Fresh PEI Degree  Graduate Respondent^

Overall Employment Rate

Full-Time Permanent Employment Rate

Median Gross Monthly Salary

1

CURTIN EDUCATION CENTRE

78.0%

60.0%

$3,000

34%

50

2

NGEE ANN ACADEMY

85.4%

53.7%

$2,500

66%

41

3

SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

84.7%

50.0%

$2,700

45%

1,799

4

KAPLAN HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY

78.3%

47.3%

$2,500

44%

452

5

PARKWAY COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH

90.9%

45.5%

$3,200

81%

11

6

PSB ACADEMY

65.1%

44.5%

$2,600

39%

146

7

ERC INSTITUTE

65.9%

40.9%

$2,840

27%

44

8

JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY

75.3%

40.7%

$2,600

27%

81

9

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF SINGAPORE

64.7%

35.3%

$2,300

23%

68

10

RAFFLES COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

42.1%

26.3%

$2,300

14%

19

11

AIR TRANSPORT TRAINING COLLEGE

65.2%

17.4%

$2,825

73%

23

Notes to Table 2:

^ Results of PEIs based on a small sample size of fewer than 30 full-time fresh PEI degree graduates may not be representative of the institution’s graduate employment outcomes. Users should exercise caution in interpreting the data.

1.    Fresh graduates are defined as those who did not have full-time permanent work experience.

2.    Economically active graduates are those who are working, or not working but actively looking and available for a job.

 

TABLE 3: List of Private Education Institutions with Graduates from Full-Time EDPs that Participated in PEI GES 2017/18

1

AIR TRANSPORT TRAINING COLLEGE

2

AMITY GLOBAL INSTITUTE

3

AUSTON INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

4

CURTIN EDUCATION CENTRE

5

DIMENSIONS INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

6

EAST ASIA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

7

ERC INSTITUTE

8

FIRST MEDIA DESIGN SCHOOL

9

FTMSGLOBAL ACADEMY˅

10

INFORMATICS ACADEMY

11

ITC SCHOOL OF LAWS

12

JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY

13

KAPLAN HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY

14

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF SINGAPORE

15

NANYANG INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

16

NGEE ANN ACADEMY

17

PARKWAY COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH

18

PSB ACADEMY

19

RAFFLES COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

20

S P JAIN SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT

21

SAA GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTRE

22

SDH INSTITUTE

23

SINGAPORE COLLEGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

24

SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

25

SINGAPORE RAFFLES MUSIC COLLEGE

26

TEG INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE˅

27

TMC ACADEMY


˅ The degree programmes offered in these PEIs will cease after existing students have graduated from the programme.