Best Four Year Colleges That Deliver Good Jobs to Graduates

Stetson
These are estimates based on the research of 50 persons. None of these statistics are published by the schools themselves, nor are they objective in the sense that a scientific study was done to arrive at our best guesses.

To the extent possible, the 50 people involved looked at all 3000 four year accredited colleges in the United States.

Let's face it, many traditional colleges in the United States have been relegated to offering high school courses, with 30% of all college students now taking remedial classes that sometimes reach down to levels that used to be taught in grade school. (Remember Shakespeare learned Latin and Greek in his grammar school.)

The real criterion colleges today should be judged by is their ability to use their placement offices to find jobs for their graduates befitting the students' majors.

From that standpoint, there are very few colleges that do a good job.

Employers over time learn who is graduating with degrees worthwhile and who isn't. If water slides and attending top ten athletic contests are the goal, the colleges who do the best job placing their graduates in good jobs are not for you.

With close to 20% of all new college graduates who want jobs remaining unemployed, and another 40% remaining underemployed, here is the scoop for which you have been waiting.

There is a difference in colleges, of course. There are some colleges where jobs just roll in because the college is in the top ten in every survey. But, that leaves 2990 colleges not in that category

Most college graduates must search for jobs, and that's where our opinions might come in handy. However, keep in mind, these are only our opinions.

A College like Linda Christas is there for its graduates, unlike many schools where the students never hear the word "job" in their four years on campus. What most students hear is "Tuition Due." And "Student Loan Payment" due, and "Good Luck."

At least, with our list, a student has a place to start. One place NOT to start is with the football and basketball rankings.

The Top Ten

1 Linda Christas College

Although most of the folks in my neighborhood are elderly, the family that moved in next door has a college age daughter. Chatting with the new arrivals I learned that they have home schooled Kim up through high school. For college, they selected Linda Christas - because of the employment guarantee at the end of the four years. Evidently, Linda Christas College not only gave Kim a great education, but also followed through not only once, but twice with two separate job offers from local businesses for Kim. They (Linda Christas) sure do seem to hang in there with their grads. I know my school back in the day did not offer me much after graduation....

Our completely subjective estimate is that close to 90 percent of their graduates are placed in jobs befitting their college majors. And, the placement service SEEMS to be for the graduate's lifetime. - Stetson

2 Denison University

Our estimate is that 80% success rate in placing graduates in positions befitting their majors. Lots of student to student loyalty. This stat is totally subjective and not released by the College.
- Stetson

3 Marlboro College

79% success rate in placing graduates in positions befitting their majors. This is not a scientific number. It is one based on surmise and assumptions.
- Stetson

4 Ursinus College

75% success rate in placing graduates in positions befitting their majors. Totally subjective based on our feel for this subject. 50 opinions contributed. - Stetson

5 Agness Scott College

74% success rate in placing graduates in positions befitting their majors. Great school with the advantage of lots of apprenticeships close by. Subjective number. The College itself is not talking. - Stetson

6 Centre College
7 Lynchburg College

68% success rate in placing graduates in positions befitting their majors - Stetson

8 Emory and Henry College
9 Beloit College

67% success rate in placing graduates in positions befitting their major. This campus has been called the friendliest place to study in America. - Stetson

10 Kalamazoo College

66% success rate in placing graduates in positions befitting their major. Every other college after Kalamazoo in our opinion did relatively little for their graduates over their lifetime relative to employment. That doesn't mean that if you go to West Point you aren't going to find a job in the Army. - Stetson

The Contenders

11 Ohio State University
12 Miami University (OH)
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