Adventist Colleges: How Do Their Grads Do at Getting Jobs?
April 14, 2017: Union College, the Adventist institution in Lincoln, Nebraska, is ranked as the best private school for English majors in the state by Zippia.com, a web site that helps college graduates find jobs. This puts the small Adventist college in the same league as such well-known schools as Yale, Princeton, Columbia and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Kenyon College in Ohio.
According to government data published on the web site, Adventist colleges and universities in the United States average 87 percent of their graduates employed at 10 years after they graduated. The lowest percentage is 65 percent at the Adventist university in Puerto Rico, which is an American territory.
The Adventist colleges and universities in the continental states range from 85 percent at Andrews University in Michigan up to 91 percent at the Adventist University of Health Sciences in Orlando, Florida. The government education agency has become concerned about this statistic because of the proportion of college graduates who are unable to pay off government-backed student loans.
The other institutions on record include Loma Linda University at 90 percent; Union College at 88 percent; Pacific Union College, Southern Adventist University, Southwestern Adventist University and Washington Adventist University, each at 87 percent; and La Sierra University and Walla Walla University each at 86 percent.
The information was supplied to Adventist Today by Chris Kolmar on the staff of Zippia.com. Similar information is not available for Adventist colleges and universities outside the United States.