The program continues to be one of the largest volunteer Co-op Programs in the country. The 2022-2023 enrollment figure was 1,260.
65% of the students reported that their co-op assignment had either Exceeded or Substantially Exceeded their expectations. Another 30% reported that their assignments had met expectations and only 5% reported that their assignments had room to improve. This is a 95% satisfaction rating among our students!
The program has been ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top 20
co-op programs in the country for the past several years. The program is highly regarded throughout higher education and industry.
3,425 advising sessions and class meetings took place between students and their co-op advisors/instructors during the course COOP 1000 – Introduction to Cooperative Education.
Of the 275 companies who actively partner with the program, more than 1/3 of them are on campus each semester to fill their open co-op slots. About 3,500 interviews took place during interview events. 94% of students received offers.
As part of monitoring/evaluating the co-op students while on assignment, the co-op advisors conducted 55 site visits. These visits also allow the co-op staff to meet with company managers to maintain the teaching partner relationship between the company and the University.