Iowa grads are essential to employers all over the world. An overwhelming majority of graduates find jobs or are accepted to graduate school within six months of finishing their degree.

Job or Graduate School Placement Rates by College

  • Engineering 92%
  • Nursing  98%
  • Pharmacy 97%
  • Business 94%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences 93%
  • Education 94%

These rates are based on surveys of our May 2019 graduates, unless otherwise noted.

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