Culver-Stockton College is ranked as the top college or university in Missouri for getting a job in 2020, according to Zippia, Inc., a California-based national resource website with career information for job seekers.
CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College is ranked as the top college or university in Missouri for getting a job in 2020, according to Zippia, Inc., a California-based national resource website with career information for job seekers.
It is the second consecutive year that Culver-Stockton has topped the list in Missouri. C-SC was ranked No. 2 in the state in the 2018 ranking.
President Douglas B. Palmer credits, among other factors, the 12+3 academic semester curriculum which places students in real-world learning situations, the student experience (including Greek organizations) that promotes service and cooperation, and the dedicated athletic coaching which helps develop leadership and teamwork.
“In today’s very competitive higher education landscape, return on investment is one of the most significant competitive advantages we can have,” Palmer said. “More important, it is our ethical and moral responsibility to ensure that the trust and investment students make to Culver-Stockton sets students up for future success. The College has excelled in this regard.”
Robin Jarvis, director of career and internship services, says the recognition is a testament to the value of C-SC’s experiential curriculum. The goal at Culver-Stockton is for more than 80 percent of its students to complete at least one pre-professional experience during their time. The graduating class of 2020 had 91.8 percent of its students participate in some form of pre-professional experience.
“Our students graduate with real-world experience, whether it be through internships, clinicals, student teaching, practicums, intensive research or other pre-professional experiences,” Jarvis said. “Our graduates are prepared to provide value to their employers the day they begin their careers.”
Using public data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard tool (collegescorecard.ed.gov) and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Zippia searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels 10 years past graduation. Zippia limited the analysis to the 45 public and nonprofit four-year institutions in Missouri that offer at least a bachelor’s degree.
The No. 1 school in the nation on Zippia’s list for the second consecutive year is Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., which has a 96.1 percent placement rate. Culver-Stockton had 94 percent placement rate for the second consecutive year.
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