These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Wisconsin 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, Wisconsin 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 WI, 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 Wisconsin.

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

  1. University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  2. Marquette University
  3. Marian University
  4. University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  5. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  6. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  7. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  8. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  9. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  10. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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 Wisconsin has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Wisconsin 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 36 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Wisconsin 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, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Wisconsin.’

1. University of Wisconsin-Platteville

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Platteville
Employed: 95.34%

2. Marquette University

Marquette University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Milwaukee
Employed: 94.7%

3. Marian University

Marian University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fond Du Lac
Employed: 94.18%

4. University of Wisconsin-River Falls

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Source: Wikipedia

Location: River Falls
Employed: 94.04%

5. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Source: Wikipedia

Location: La Crosse
Employed: 93.98%

6. Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Milwaukee
Employed: 93.83%

7. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Stevens Point
Employed: 93.61%

8. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Green Bay
Employed: 93.61%

9. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Whitewater
Employed: 93.58%

10. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Oshkosh
Employed: 93.53%

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

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 Wisconsin, but the entire country.

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

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Wisconsin

Rank College Employed
1 University of Wisconsin-Platteville 95.34%
2 Marquette University 94.7%
3 Marian University 94.18%
4 University of Wisconsin-River Falls 94.04%
5 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 93.98%
6 Milwaukee School of Engineering 93.83%
7 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 93.61%
8 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 93.61%
9 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 93.58%
10 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 93.53%
11 Carthage College 93.4%
12 University of Wisconsin-Madison 93.25%
13 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 93.21%
14 University of Wisconsin-Stout 93.11%
15 Saint Norbert College 92.8%
16 Ripon College 92.6%
17 Viterbo University 92.19%
18 Cardinal Stritch University 92.16%
19 Carroll University 91.84%
20 Edgewood College 91.68%
21 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 91.38%
22 Concordia University-Wisconsin 90.96%
23 University of Wisconsin Colleges 90.21%
24 University of Wisconsin-Parkside 90.08%
25 Lawrence University 90.07%
26 Beloit College 89.76%
27 Lakeland University 89.44%
28 Mount Mary University 89.41%
29 Alverno College 89.23%
30 University of Wisconsin-Superior 88.5%
31 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 88.09%
32 Madison Area Technical College 87.7%
33 Ottawa University-Milwaukee 87.5%
34 Northland College 87.28%
35 Maranatha Baptist University 82.11%
36 College of Menominee Nation 74.7%
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