10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Ohio For 2019

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. John Carroll University
  4. University of Dayton
  5. Heidelberg University
  6. Wittenberg University
  7. University of Mount Union
  8. Xavier University
  9. Baldwin Wallace University
  10. The University of Findlay

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 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.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Ohio

Rank College Employed
1 Ohio Northern University 95.86%
2 Denison University 94.65%
3 John Carroll University 94.32%
4 University of Dayton 94.24%
5 Heidelberg University 93.73%
6 Wittenberg University 93.59%
7 University of Mount Union 93.48%
8 Xavier University 93.44%
9 Baldwin Wallace University 93.38%
10 The University of Findlay 93.26%
11 Muskingum University 93.22%
12 Ohio Wesleyan University 93.18%
13 Marietta College 93.15%
14 The College of Wooster 92.91%
15 Defiance College 92.6%
16 Otterbein University 92.47%
17 Bluffton University 92.32%
18 Case Western Reserve University 92.26%
19 Walsh University 92.22%
20 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus 92.17%
21 Wilmington College 91.99%
22 Wilberforce University 91.78%
23 Tiffin University 91.58%
24 University of Northwestern Ohio 91.53%
25 Ashland University 91.5%
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%
32 Kettering College 91.24%
33 Mount Vernon Nazarene University 90.85%
34 Notre Dame College 90.59%
35 Hiram College 90.3%
36 Wright State University-Lake Campus 90.28%
37 Wright State University-Main Campus 90.28%
38 Miami University-Hamilton 90.07%
39 Miami University-Middletown 90.07%
40 Miami University-Oxford 90.07%
41 Ohio Dominican University 90.06%
42 University of Toledo 89.95%
43 Ursuline College 89.9%
44 Capital University 89.62%
45 Urbana University 89.54%
46 Malone University 89.29%
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%
58 Oberlin College 88.99%
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%
67 Franklin University 86.59%
68 Cedarville University 85.95%
69 Lake Erie College 85.67%
70 Cincinnati Christian University 85.39%
71 Lourdes University 84.65%
72 Union Institute & University 84.3%
73 Antioch University-Midwest 82.67%
74 Herzing University-Akron 82.34%
75 Herzing University-Toledo 82.34%
76 University of Rio Grande 82.09%
77 Shawnee State University 80.7%
78 Franciscan University of Steubenville 80.34%
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