These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Ohio For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Ohio has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in OH, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Ohio.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Ohio:

  1. Ohio Northern University
  2. Denison University
  3. University of Mount Union
  4. University of Dayton
  5. Baldwin Wallace University
  6. John Carroll University
  7. Muskingum University
  8. Xavier University
  9. Wittenberg University
  10. Wilmington College

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Ohio has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Ohio For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 77 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Ohio that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Ohio Northern University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Ohio.’

1. Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Ada
Employed: 95.53%

2. Denison University

Denison University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Granville
Employed: 94.81%

3. University of Mount Union

University of Mount Union

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Alliance
Employed: 94.09%

4. University of Dayton

University of Dayton

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Dayton
Employed: 93.58%

5. Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Berea
Employed: 93.55%

6. John Carroll University

John Carroll University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: University Heights
Employed: 93.26%

7. Muskingum University

Muskingum University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: New Concord
Employed: 93.23%

8. Xavier University

Xavier University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Cincinnati
Employed: 92.81%

9. Wittenberg University

Wittenberg University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Springfield
Employed: 92.74%

10. Wilmington College

Wilmington College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Wilmington
Employed: 92.68%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Ohio

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Ohio, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Ohio by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Ohio

Rank College Employed
1 Ohio Northern University 95.53%
2 Denison University 94.81%
3 University of Mount Union 94.09%
4 University of Dayton 93.58%
5 Baldwin Wallace University 93.55%
6 John Carroll University 93.26%
7 Muskingum University 93.23%
8 Xavier University 92.81%
9 Wittenberg University 92.74%
10 Wilmington College 92.68%
11 The College of Wooster 92.5%
12 Marietta College 92.29%
13 Defiance College 92.29%
14 Ohio Wesleyan University 92.27%
15 Otterbein University 92.05%
16 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 91.92%
17 The University of Findlay 91.84%
18 Case Western Reserve University 91.55%
19 Bluffton University 91.3%
20 Walsh University 91.13%
21 Heidelberg University 91.11%
22 Hiram College 91.05%
23 Ohio State University-Lima Campus 90.93%
24 Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus 90.93%
25 Ohio State University-Marion Campus 90.93%
26 Ohio State University-Newark Campus 90.93%
27 Ohio State University-Main Campus 90.93%
28 University of Northwestern Ohio 90.75%
29 Ashland University 90.66%
30 Mount Saint Joseph University 90.54%
31 Kettering College 90.39%
32 Tiffin University 90.12%
33 Ohio Dominican University 90.02%
34 Malone University 89.98%
35 Miami University-Middletown 89.92%
36 Miami University-Oxford 89.92%
37 Miami University-Hamilton 89.92%
38 Wright State University-Main Campus 89.87%
39 Wright State University-Lake Campus 89.87%
40 Mercy College of Ohio 89.8%
41 University of Toledo 89.72%
42 Capital University 89.36%
43 Ursuline College 89.16%
44 Kent State University at Geauga 89.03%
45 Kent State University at Kent 89.03%
46 Kent State University at Salem 89.03%
47 Kent State University at Tuscarawas 89.03%
48 Kent State University at Trumbull 89.03%
49 Kent State University at Stark 89.03%
50 Kent State University at East Liverpool 89.03%
51 Kent State University at Ashtabula 89.03%
52 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 88.89%
53 Urbana University 88.85%
54 Ohio University-Main Campus 88.27%
55 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus 88.02%
56 University of Cincinnati-Clermont College 88.02%
57 University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College 88.02%
58 Cedarville University 87.96%
59 Columbus College of Art and Design 87.79%
60 Wilberforce University 87.69%
61 Youngstown State University 87.18%
62 Ohio Christian University 87.18%
63 Franklin University 87.15%
64 Notre Dame College 87.08%
65 Lake Erie College 86.65%
66 Cleveland State University 86.56%
67 University of Akron Main Campus 86.19%
68 Oberlin College 86.07%
69 Cleveland Institute of Art 85.92%
70 Lourdes University 85.69%
71 Union Institute & University 85.43%
72 Central State University 85.34%
73 University of Rio Grande 83.27%
74 Cincinnati Christian University 83.23%
75 Antioch University-Midwest 82.11%
76 Shawnee State University 80.55%
77 Franciscan University of Steubenville 80.11%
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