These rates are based on surveys of our May 2016 graduates, unless otherwise noted.

  • 98.8% of the College of Nursing's graduates are typically employed or continuing education within six months of graduation.
  • The College of Pharmacy typically has a 96.4% placement rate.
  • Surveys returned to the College of Engineering indicate that 93.7% of its May 2016 graduates accepted jobs or were admitted into graduate programs within seven months of graduation.
  • The College of Law's Class of 2015 was ranked in the top 20 for the percentage of graduates in full-time, long-term jobs that require bar passage.
  • Surveys returned to the Tippie College of Business indicate that 97.3% of its May 2016 graduates were permanently employed, accepted into graduate programs, or not seeking employment seven months after graduation.
  • In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, May 2016 graduates reported that 93.8% found permanent jobs within seven months, were pursuing graduate degrees, or were not seeking employment. 
  • Surveys returned to the College of Education reflect that 90.7% of its May 2016 graduates found jobs, were seeking advanced degrees, or were not seeking employment seven months after graduation.

Employers Hiring Iowa Graduates

Iowa graduates find jobs in numerous fields, with employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies, nonprofit groups, schools, and health care entities around the world. Some alumni are even running their own companies. For many Iowa students, the Pomerantz Career Center is where the planning begins.

Here are some of the companies and agencies that have hired recent Iowa graduates:

  • CNN
  • Google
  • Pearson
  • Peace Corps
  • Rockwell Collins
  • ACT, Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • IBM
  • John Deere
  • NASA
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Motorola
  • Walt Disney World
  • US Bank
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Warner Brother Studios
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • U.S. Patent & Trade Office
  • 3M
  • Principal Financial Group
  • China Daily
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Teach for America
  • Gateway
  • Alliant Energy