ANNVILLE, PA (07/08/2020) For the third consecutive year, career guidance site Zippia identified Lebanon Valley College as #1 among all colleges and universities in Pennsylvania in its listing of "The Best Colleges in Each State for Getting a Job 2020." LVC's placement rate is 95.63%, which was #5 for all U.S. colleges and universities.
Zippia used the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard to search "for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement numbers ten years after graduation." Zippia noted, "With a 95.63% job placement rate, it's easy to see why so many students end up there. The college sets students up to go further and achieve more, and by the looks of that rate, the college definitely takes that very seriously."
Lebanon Valley College's #1 listing beat out other schools ranking highest in their state including, Auburn University, Citadel Military College, University of Delaware, Elon University, Gonzaga University, Marquette University, and Providence College.
"External acknowledgments highlight our integrated approach to career preparation," said Dr. James MacLaren, LVC president. "This process brings together professors, advisors, and career counselors to help students explore career options, gain practical experience, and forge their career path to professional success, starting their first semester on campus. These employment outcomes, which are greatly assisted by a loyal and supportive alumni network and strong partnerships with employers, result from these combined efforts toward student success."
Dr. Monica Cowart, provost and vice president of academic affairs, concurred.
"LVC's dedicated and student-focused faculty work diligently with their colleagues in the Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success. They ensure, starting their first semester, that students begin planning for their careers, and exploring internship and clinical opportunities. This intentional planning enables students to take full advantage of student-faculty research, conference presentations, and numerous collaborative opportunities across disciplines," said Cowart. "Everyone on campus is committed to preparing students to land their first job, and be highly employable during their professional careers."
In 2019, Lebanon Valley College was #1 in Pennsylvania and #4 among all U.S. colleges and universities for its job placement rate. In 2018, LVC was #1 in Pennsylvania and #1 among all U.S. colleges and universities.
About Lebanon Valley College
Lebanon Valley College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts and humanities, business and communications, education, health professions, social sciences and psychology, and science, technology, engineering, and math. Advanced health professions degrees include master of athletic training, master of clinical mental health counseling, master of science in exercise science (three tracks), master of speech-language pathology, and a doctor of physical therapy.
Online and graduate programs include an MBA with six concentrations and a general option offered on-campus or partially or fully online, a Master of STEM Education, an Integrative STEM Education Certificate, a Master in Music Education, and a Modern Band Certificate. In 2018 and 2019, the College was listed as #1 in Pennsylvania (and #1 and #4 overall, respectively) for graduate job placement by the career guidance site Zippia.com, using federal data.