Valparaiso University 2015–2016 Alumni Achieve 96 Percent Graduate Placement Rate

By: Valparaiso University Last Updated: April 10, 2017

rot1More than 90 percent of recent Valpo graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school for the 24th straight year.

The overall placement rate for 2015–2016 alumni is 96.1 percent, up nearly four points from last year. The knowledge rate is 93.7 percent, significantly higher than the national recommended minimum of 65 percent. For the past five years, the average placement rate is 94.3 percent.

“Our alumni consistently achieve career and graduate school placement across the country and around the world and exemplify the high standards of excellence we hold at Valparaiso University,” said Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., president. “Their success is a testament to Valpo’s intellectually rigorous and innovative education, as well as our gifted faculty and dedicated staff who provide the resources and mentoring necessary for graduates to succeed.”

Each year, Valparaiso University’s Career Center sponsors nearly 100 career preparation opportunities including networking events, mock interviews, panel discussions and professional development workshops. In addition, the Career Center hosts two major career fairs, both with more than 100 employers in attendance.

2015–2016 alumni have secured employment across the country, in companies such as Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Motorola Solutions, Caterpillar, Weber Shandwick, Accuweather and Texas Instruments. Graduate schools include Purdue University, Marquette University, Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame.

Highlights of the 2017 Graduate Report include:

Contact Nicole Niemi at or 219.464.6010 for more information about Valparaiso University.