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Grand View Graduates Succeed, Remain in Iowa

Grand View’s class of 2013-2014 recorded great success in the job market and/or continuing their education. Of the 493 graduate respondents, 90% were employed, 3.5% were continuing their education, 3.5% were employed and continuing their education, and 1% were not seeking employment - for a 98% placement rate.

Other highlights from the annual Career Center survey include:

  • 91% of Iowa students remained in Iowa after graduation, with 90% choosing to launch their career paths or further study endeavors within the Des Moines metro area.
  • 92% of those employed reported positions or placements consistent with their primary academic major.
  • 92.5% reported they feel empowered to pursue a career, vocational path or “calling” that uses fully their academic preparation, skills, abilities, and passions.
  • 78% of respondents voluntarily provided salary information and  reported average annual income of $35,500.

Area Employers hiring the most Grand View graduates from the 2013-2014 class include: UnityPoint Health, Mercy Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Military (all branches), Des Moines Public Schools, Nationwide, County Government (varied offices), State of Iowa (varied agencies), Hy-Vee, Waukee Community School District, Broadlawns, and Principal Financial Group.

For the past 20 years, Grand View’s placement rate has been between 98% and 100% with the exception of two years during the most recent recession, when it dipped to 95-96%.

Class of 2013-14 Report