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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 2020 graduates conducted by Career Services and benchmarked against national data, we found that an amazing 96.9% of the graduating class — even in the midst of a global pandemic — was either employed or in graduate school within six months of commencement (based on a survey response rate of 87%). 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
Employed78.378.171.779.278.9

National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)20162017201820192020
Employed + Grad School84.0%84.4%85.7%86.0%TBA

* 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.

When are they hired?

While not all colleges and universities provide the same data for employment of their graduates with regard to the time lapse before surveying, most use a six-month model for such statistics.

Cedarville’s data acquisition begins six months after each May graduation and is finalized by the following January 31. It is recognized that various alumni surveys, taken at different times, might render a more positive number. However, we chose to stay consistent with the six-month comparisons.

Where are they employed?

  • AFIT Center for Directed Energy
  • American Red Cross
  • Atrium Medical Center
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies
  • Boeing
  • Bolthouse Farms
  • Caterpillar
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Community Mercy Health Partners
  • Cummins
  • Defense Research Associates
  • Ernst & Young
  • FedEx Ground
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Fisher Price
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Fox News
  • Fox Sports
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • International Schools of China
  • Johnson Controls
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kraft Foods
  • LexisNexis
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Malone Advertising
  • Marathon Oil
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • National Air & Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
  • National Football League (NFL)
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Services
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Raytheon
  • Rittal Corporation
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Shell Oil
  • Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • The Pentagon
  • The White House
  • Timken
  • United Technologies Aerospace Systems
  • US Air Force, Navy, Army & Marines
  • US State Department
  • Volvo
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart / Sam’s Club
  • Walt Disney World
  • Wells Fargo Financial

Graduate programs where Cedarville graduates have attended

  • American University, College of Law
  • Capital University, Law School
  • Columbus School of Law
  • Cornell University
  • Drake University, Law School
  • Duke University
  • George Mason University, School of Law
  • George Washington University, Law School
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard University School of Law
  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
  • Indiana University, School of Law
  • John Hopkins University
  • Loyola University, Law School
  • Michigan State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Southern Illinois University, School of Law
  • The Ohio State University
  • The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
  • University of Dayton, Law School
  • University of Denver, College of Law
  • University of Kansas, School of Law
  • University of Maine, School of Law
  • University of Maryland, School of Law
  • University of Maryland, School of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota, Law School
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina, School of Law
  • University of Notre Dame, Law School
  • University of Pittsburg, School of Law
  • University of Toledo, School of Law
  • University of Virginia, School of Law
  • Villanova University, School of Law
  • Washington University, School of Law
  • Wake Forest University, Law School
  • Western State University, College of Law
  • Wright State University, School of Medicine