Industries They Chose

Class of 2017Industries they chose

100% of responding 2017 graduates reported they achieved their career goal (employment, service or further education) in 46 programs:  accounting, agri-business, art, athletic training, biology, business education, chemistry, Christian education/youth ministry, computer information systems, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood, ecological science, elementary education, English teaching, exercise science, finance, genetics/molecular/cellular biology, graphic design, health professions, history, human resources, international business, literature, management, marketing, mathematics, music education, music, music ministry, physical education, political science, psychology, public relations, religion, social work, sociology, Spanish, sports management, theatre, and writing & rhetoric.

Employment by industry

The top industries employing Northwestern’s 2017 graduates were as follows:

  • Education (30%)
  • Healthcare/health services (16%)
  • Business (6%)
  • Social services (5%)
  • Accounting and financial services (5%)