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Ohio Northern University sets record with 94 percent placement rate of 2013 graduates
The Polar Careers Office at Ohio Northern University has announced a record 94 percent placement rate for students who graduated in 2013 according to its six-month assessment report. The new mark is up 2 percent from last year for those students who reported placement.
Ninety-six percent of the class of 2013 participated in the placement report; this number is up 3 percent from last year and sets a new standard for ONU.
“Our placement rates are among the best in the country,” said 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.”
The Getty College of Arts & Sciences was the college experiencing the most growth, with a 4 percent increase from last year. Overall, the Raabe College of Pharmacy had the highest placement rate at 99 percent. The Dicke College of Business Administration had a 95 percent placement rate, followed by the Getty College of Arts & Sciences with a 91 percent placement rate. The Smull College of Engineering had a placement rate of 90 percent.
Justin F. Courtney, director of Polar Careers at ONU, said, “These numbers are a reflection of the determination of our students coupled with the diligent efforts of the faculty and staff to prepare students for life beyond the classroom.”
Twelve academic areas had a 100 percent placement rate: chemistry and biochemistry; history, politics and justice; mathematics; modern languages; philosophy and religion; physics and astronomy; technological studies; accounting; finance; international business and economics; computer science; and electrical engineering.
Other academic areas that saw a significant increase in their placement this year were art and design, biological and allied health, human performance and sport sciences, music, nursing, computer engineering, mechanical engineering and pharmacy.