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Here Are the Colleges Most Likely to Help You Get a Job

What college in your state has the best record of post graduate employment?

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Earning a college degree may feel like the end of the transition into adulthood, but getting a job post-graduation is a lot tougher than one might think. Although stellar grades and picking the right major are important factors, the school itself is as influential.

Zippia, the career-guidance site, used the latest data on job placement ratings for colleges to compile a new list of the schools in each state with the best percentage of their graduates getting jobs after graduation:

Alaska: Alaska Pacific University
Alabama: Auburn University
Arkansas: University of AR for Medical Sciences
Arizona: Embry-Riddle Aero. Univ.-Prescott
California: University of the Pacific
Colorado: Colorado School of Mines
Connecticut: Quinnipiac University
Delaware: University of Delaware
Florida: Embry-Riddle Aero. Univ.-Daytona Beach
Georgia: Georgia Tech
Hawaii: Hawaii Pacific University
Iowa: Drake University
Idaho: The College of Idaho
Illinois: Millikin University
Indiana: University of Notre Dame
Kansas: Kansas Wesleyan University
Kentucky: Georgetown College
Louisiana: Xavier University of Louisiana
Massachusetts: Endicott College
Maryland: Mount St. Mary’s University
Maine: University of New England
Michigan: Kettering University
Minnesota: University of St. Thomas
Missouri: Saint Louis University
Mississippi: University of Mississippi
Montana: Montana State University
North Carolina: Elon University
North Dakota: University of Mary
Nebraska: Nebraska Wesleyan University
New Hampshire: Keene State College
New Jersey: Stevens Institute of Technology
New Mexico: NM Institute of Mining and Technology
Nevada: University of Nevada-Las Vegas
New York: Hobart William Smith Colleges
Ohio: Ohio Northern University
Oklahoma: Southern Nazarene University
Oregon: Oregon Health & Science University
Pennsylvania: Lebanon Valley College
Rhode Island: Salve Regina University
South Carolina: The Citadel
South Dakota: University of Sioux Falls
Tennessee: Vanderbilt University
Texas: McMurry University
Utah: Westminster College
Virginia: Virginia Tech
Vermont: Saint Michael’s College
Washington: Pacific Lutheran University
Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Platteville
West Virginia: Bethany College
Wyoming: University of Wyoming

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Gigi Foster is a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She's a midfielder on the women's soccer team and is studying ocean sciences.

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