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The experiences students have at Valparaiso University help prepare them for a wide variety of opportunities after they graduate. Visit valpo.edu/experiential-learning to read stories and watch videos about how Valpo students prepare for success after college.


This summary of the annual Valparaiso University Graduate Report offers a snapshot of 607 graduates from the classes of December 2017 and May and August 2018 (a knowledge rate of 91.9%*).

97 percent of valpo graduates employed or attending graduate school
overall placement rate by school: arts and sciences 97.2 percent; business 95.9 percent; engineering 95.7 percent; nursing and health professions 98.7 percent.
5 year average: 76.6% employed; 18.2% graduate school; 4.5% seeking employement; 0.2% not seeking employement
Employement by top 10 industries: health care, k-12 education, manufacturing, engineering, automotive, government, retail, advertising, medical, nonprofit
grads living in the u.s. by region: midwest 84%; west 4.7%; south 4.5%; southwest 3.4%; mid-atlantic 3%; northeast 0.4%
Key business partners: Caterpillar, Lilly, General Mills, Northwestern Medicine, The Walt Disney Company, NASA, ABC 7 Chicago, GM, Indiana Dunes, PWC, ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission

Visit the Career Center to learn more about the variety of career resources available to Valpo students.