For the third straight year, job search site Zippia says Lebanon Valley College is Pennsylvania’s #1 college for employed alumni ten years after graduation.

LVC’s 95.63% graduate employment rate, fifth best for all U.S. colleges and universities, also topped other state leaders including Auburn, The Citadel, the University of Delaware, Gonzaga, Marquette, and Providence College.

Zippia’s says its rankings are based on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, and that it used the data to search “for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement numbers ten years after graduation.”

Read More: Zippia’s 2019 and 2018 rankings.

“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.”

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Dr. Monica Cowart, LVC provost and vice president of academic affairs, praised the college’s faculty. “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.”

LVC awards 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, master of speech-language pathology, and a doctor of physical therapy.

The college’s 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.

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Chris Coyle writes primarily on government, the courts, and business. He retired as an attorney at the end of 2018, after concentrating for nearly four decades on civil and criminal litigation and trials. A career highlight was successfully defending a retired Pennsylvania state trooper who was accused,...


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