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. Marquette University
  2. University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  3. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  4. Marian University
  5. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  6. University of Wisconsin-Stout
  7. Saint Norbert College
  8. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  9. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  10. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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 38 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, Marquette University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Wisconsin.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Wisconsin

Rank College Employed
1 Marquette University 95.55%
2 University of Wisconsin-Platteville 95.32%
3 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 94.69%
4 Marian University 94.61%
5 Milwaukee School of Engineering 94.29%
6 University of Wisconsin-Stout 94.13%
7 Saint Norbert College 93.85%
8 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 93.83%
9 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 93.78%
10 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 93.74%
11 Viterbo University 93.67%
12 University of Wisconsin-River Falls 93.56%
13 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 93.5%
14 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 93.48%
15 University of Wisconsin-Madison 93.38%
16 Carroll University 93.05%
17 Cardinal Stritch University 92.44%
18 Carthage College 92.01%
19 Edgewood College 91.99%
20 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 91.63%
21 Concordia University-Wisconsin 91.1%
22 University of Wisconsin Colleges 90.59%
23 University of Wisconsin-Superior 90.54%
24 Lawrence University 90.45%
25 University of Wisconsin-Parkside 90.07%
26 Alverno College 90.02%
27 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 89.62%
28 Mount Mary University 89.43%
29 Lakeland University 89.06%
30 Northland College 88.93%
31 Beloit College 88.78%
32 Ottawa University-Milwaukee 88.75%
33 Madison Area Technical College 87.97%
34 Maranatha Baptist University 82.42%
35 Herzing University-Madison 82.34%
36 Herzing University-Kenosha 82.34%
37 Herzing University-Brookfield 82.34%
38 College of Menominee Nation 75.34%
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