USI, the Academic year 2014-2015 in figures

Students on the Lugano campus
Students on the Lugano campus

Institutional Communication Service

15 December 2014

The number of students enrolled at USI has kept at 3,000. Regardless of the international difficulties in the labour market, the graduate employment rate is good, especially for Swiss graduates. Approved the 2015 budget of 91 million CHF with a deficit of 265,000 CHF.

The students enrolled at USI during the academic year 2014-2015 are 3,017 (+2% from previous year). 25.9% of the registered students come from Ticino, 6.9% from the rest of Switzerland, 45% from Italy and 21.3% from other countries. The students enrolled at the Academy of Architecture are 791, 1,030 at the Faculty of Economics, 916 at the Faculty of Communication Sciences and 280 at the Faculty of Informatics. The students attending Bachelor courses are 1,330 and the students enrolled in Master programmes are 1,205. PhD students are 292 and 190 students are attending a programme in continuing education (Master of Advanced Studies).

The 11th USI Graduate Survey was carried out by the Career Service on students from all Faculties who graduated in 2012 (one year after graduation) and in 2008 (five years after graduation). 512 out of 983 graduates took part in the survey (52.1% of the total). This year’s results were presented according to the new guidelines of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office. 89.7% (N 236) of the students found an occupation a year after graduation and 10.3% (N 27) are looking for a job. 23 out of the 27 graduates are international students of about 31 years of age. The percentage of graduates who are professionally active five years after graduation increases to 96.1% (N 171), the unemployment rate drops to 3.9% (N 7). Swiss graduates (resident in Switzerland at graduation) are in good standings, 95.6% (N 87) are employed a year after graduation and 97.4% (N 77) five years after graduation.

The 2015 budget of 91 million CHF was exceeded by 265,000 CHF and has been approved during the last seating of USI Council held on December 5th.