Illinois Wesleyan also ranks No. 5 in the U.S. on Zippia’s 2020 list of “ The Best Small Colleges for Getting a Job.” Using U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard data, Zippia –– a career advice website –– sorted schools based on job placement
ratings, looking at employment levels 10 years after students graduated. Among IWU
graduates, Zippia calculated a job placement rate of 95.5%.
“Illinois Wesleyan University is a liberal arts school with exceptional job placement
rates,” Zippia wrote. “The school has a fairly selective acceptance rate of 59%. However,
students who get in are treated to a world-class education that leaves them ready
to hit the job market.”
The Hart Career Center recently found that 97.2% of 2019 graduates were employed or
enrolled in higher education programs within six months of graduating from Illinois
Wesleyan, according to the annual First Destination Survey.
Additionally, Zippia’s most recent list of “Small Colleges with the Highest Earning Graduates,” published in 2018, ranked Illinois Wesleyan No. 1 in Illinois. Using College Scorecard
data, Zippia calculated the average earnings of graduates 10 years after entry into
the workforce and found that IWU graduates average $60,500 –– more than $25,000 above
the national median.
Illinois Wesleyan’s no-fee application is now open for the incoming class of 2021
by visiting IWU.edu/apply.