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%.
In its 2021 ranking, Zippia wrote: “Curiosity killed the cat. Unless you’re a student
at Illinois Wesleyan University, in which case your curiosity is not only welcomed
but also embraced. Maybe that’s the reason the school has such a successful job placement
rate. At 95.45% you’re sure to find a job upon graduation.”
The Hart Career Center recently found that more than 95% of 2020 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 “The Best Small Colleges for Getting a Job,” published in 2020, ranked Illinois Wesleyan No. 5 in the U.S., and 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 2022
by visiting IWU.edu/apply.