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Career/Graduate School Placement

Proof Positive: Job and Graduate School Placement Rates

You’ve heard us talk about the quality of a Cedarville education. You’ve seen how every course, in every major, is taught with a biblical worldview. You’ve heard about our vibrant Christian community and heart to reach the world for Jesus Christ. But what you really may want to know is, “Can I get a job?” The answer: a resounding “yes!”

In a recent survey of our 2018 graduates conducted by Career Services and benchmarked against national data, we found that an amazing 98.3% of the graduating class was either employed or in graduate school within six months of commencement (based on a survey response rate of 84.5%). That’s evidence that our students are exceptionally prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. In fact, for the past five years, our placement rates consistently have topped national averages, as shown in the graph below.

Alumni Outcomes: Equipped to Lead and Serve


Where are they within 6 months?

Cedarville University20162017201820192020
Grad School18.719.426.619.418.0

National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)20162017201820192020
Employed + Grad School84.0%84.4%85.7%TBATBA

* First Destination Survey by NACE
** Career Services Benchmark Survey Report by NACE

And how are our students doing by academic area? See the numbers below, and you’ll discover how a distinctly Christian Cedarville education equips you for career and graduate school success, no matter your chosen field.

Career Services

Our Career Services office is there to help you prepare for your career from day one. From choosing a major to writing the perfect resume to preparing for a job interview, you will find help every step of the way. And, Career Services host several career fairs every year that bring hundreds of prospective employers to campus each year. Companies actively seek out our graduates because of their career preparation, high-level integrity, and incredible work ethic.