Using the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard data, Zippia researched institutions in each state with the highest listed job placement numbers, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students enrolled.
Every college in the country was then sorted from highest employment levels to lowest that had data on employment counts ten years after graduating.
Finally, the institution with the highest rate of employment in each state was determined. For the purposes of readability, the top schools’ ratings were then rounded to two decimal places. Augustana ranked second nationally with a 96.05% employment rate over the ten-year period.
“This report highlights Augustana’s commitment to producing a diversified and experienced workforce," said Billie Streufert, executive director of Augustana’s Student Success Center. “It reinforces our foundational approach of a liberal arts education that helps students transition into leaders who think critically, communicate clearly and solve unscripted problems.”