Of all the questions parents ask during the college search, “Will my child get a job?” is usually right at the top. It also happens to be the question Ohio Northern University admissions counselors like to answer most, because the numbers don’t lie.
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ONU’s most recent graduating class continues to raise the bar and set new standards for reported post-graduation placement. A record 95 percent of the class of 2014 reported placement within their degree fields after six months, up from a healthy 94 percent for the class of 2013. Over the past eight years, our placement rate exceeds the national average.
Ninety-seven percent of graduates participated in the assessment report issued by Polar Careers. It includes full-time employment, admission into a graduate program and military service in its definition of placement.
A highlight of the report is the record number of academic departments with 100 percent placement. Every single graduate from 15 academic programs found placement within six months of graduation. That’s a lot of very happy parents.
“Our placement rates are among the best in the country,” says Daniel A. DiBiasio, president of Ohio Northern University. “We are committed to continuing and improving upon them as part of The Ohio Northern Promise, which provides a more affordable college education while maintaining the excellent programs and services that have always attracted students to Ohio Northern University.”
At the college level, both the Dicke College of Business Administration and the Smull College of Engineering were just shy of 100 percent placement with 98 percent and 97 percent, respectively. Raabe College of Pharmacy graduates reported a 96 percent placement rate, and 92 percent of Getty College of Arts & Sciences graduates reported placement.
Many departments reported significant increases in placement from previous years, including English, music, nursing, psychology/sociology, marketing and civil engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering maintained a 97 percent placement rate, while the new Department of Theatre Arts achieved 91 percent placement.