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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:
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.
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 78 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||95.86%|
|3||John Carroll University||94.32%|
|4||University of Dayton||94.24%|
|7||University of Mount Union||93.48%|
|9||Baldwin Wallace University||93.38%|
|10||The University of Findlay||93.26%|
|12||Ohio Wesleyan University||93.18%|
|14||The College of Wooster||92.91%|
|18||Case Western Reserve University||92.26%|
|20||Bowling Green State University-Main Campus||92.17%|
|24||University of Northwestern Ohio||91.53%|
|26||Ohio State University-Lima Campus||91.34%|
|27||Ohio State University-Marion Campus||91.34%|
|28||Ohio State University-Main Campus||91.34%|
|29||Ohio State University-Newark Campus||91.34%|
|30||Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus||91.34%|
|31||Mount Saint Joseph University||91.29%|
|33||Mount Vernon Nazarene University||90.85%|
|34||Notre Dame College||90.59%|
|36||Wright State University-Lake Campus||90.28%|
|37||Wright State University-Main Campus||90.28%|
|41||Ohio Dominican University||90.06%|
|42||University of Toledo||89.95%|
|47||University of Cincinnati-Main Campus||89.23%|
|48||University of Cincinnati-Clermont College||89.23%|
|49||University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College||89.23%|
|50||Kent State University at Geauga||89.12%|
|51||Kent State University at Kent||89.12%|
|52||Kent State University at Salem||89.12%|
|53||Kent State University at Tuscarawas||89.12%|
|54||Kent State University at Trumbull||89.12%|
|55||Kent State University at Stark||89.12%|
|56||Kent State University at East Liverpool||89.12%|
|57||Kent State University at Ashtabula||89.12%|
|59||Ohio University-Main Campus||88.99%|
|60||Mercy College of Ohio||88.95%|
|61||Youngstown State University||88.29%|
|62||Ohio Christian University||87.79%|
|63||Cleveland State University||87.13%|
|64||University of Akron Main Campus||87.04%|
|65||Central State University||87.0%|
|66||Columbus College of Art and Design||86.89%|
|69||Lake Erie College||85.67%|
|70||Cincinnati Christian University||85.39%|
|72||Union Institute & University||84.3%|
|76||University of Rio Grande||82.09%|
|77||Shawnee State University||80.7%|
|78||Franciscan University of Steubenville||80.34%|
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