Graduate Outcomes


First Destinations

  • 61% Employment
  • 23% Graduate School
  • 6% Post-Graduate Service
  • 6% Fellowships
  • 2% Continuing Education
  • 2% Other

Top Locations

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  • Baltimore, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
  • Washington, DC


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 25% Completely
  • 67% Moderately
  • 4% Slightly
  • 4% Not at All

Graduate Schools


Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
Cornell University PhD plant pathology Ithaca, NY
David Tvildiani Medical University MD medicine Tbilisi, Georgia
Duke University PhD earth and ocean sciences Durham, NC
George Washington University MPH maternal and child health Washington, DC
Harvard University MS environmental health Cambridge, MA
Iowa State University DVM veterinary medicine Ames, IA
Iowa State University PhD microbiology Ames, IA
Johns Hopkins University MSPH health systems Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University MS education Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University PhD biology Baltimore, MD
King's College MS psychiatric research London, UK
Southern Illinois University MS zoology Carbondale, IL
University of Iowa MD medicine Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MD medicine Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MPAS physician assistant Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MS epidemiology Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MPH community and behavioral health Iowa City, IA
University of North Texas MS/MPH anthropology and public health Denton/Fort Worth, TX
University of Tennessee PhD ecology & evolutionary biology Knoxville, TN
Vanderbilt University PhD chemistry Nashville, TN
83% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • AIDS United
  • Grinnell Corps Namibia
  • Peace Corps

Service Data

Organization Location
AIDS United Washington, DC
City Year Chicago, IL
Grinnell Corps Namibia Walvis Bay, Namibia
Grinnell Corps Namibia Walvis Bay, Namibia
Peace Corps Apia, Samoa



  • National Institutes of Health
  • The Fulbright Program

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
The Fulbright Program Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Experiential Learning


Internships Data

Organization Field Location
Aarogoya Foundation healthcare Kathmandu, Nepal
Aga Khan Health Board healthcare Houston, TX
American Heart Association healthcare Davis, CA
Biosphere 2 at the University of Arizona research/development/science Tucson, AZ
Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training healthcare New York, NY
Center for Neighborhood Technology computing/info systems Chicago, IL
Century Dental healthcare Hillsboro, OR
Chippewa National Forest education Deer River, MN
Christian Life Assembly Health and Wellness Center healthcare Kigali, Rwanda
City of Santa Fe Water Division government/public policy Santa Fe, NM
Cold Pond Community Land Trust social services Acworth, NH
Conard Environmental Research Area research/development/science Grinnell, IA
CopenHeart healthcare Copenhagen, Denmark
Cottolongo Convent social services Bangalore, India
Creighton University education Omaha, NE
DC Public Library education Washington, DC
Environment New Mexico government/public policy Albuquerque, NM
Environmental Protection Agency research/development/science Washington, DC
FedEx Services computing/info systems Collierville, TN
Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations social services Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center research/development/science Seattle, WA
Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance social services Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College healthcare Grinnell, IA
Hollister Inc. healthcare Libertyville, IL
International Trade Education Programs education Carson, CA
Kaibab National Forest research/development/science Williams, AZ
Kemin Industries research/development/science Des Moines, IA
Law Office of Jillian Kong-Sivert law/legal services Phoenix, AZ
Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District government/public policy Newark, OH
Mote Marine Laboratory education Sarasota, FL
MRC National Institute for Medical Research research/development/science London, UK
NASA research/development/science Asheville, NC
National Aquarium research/development/science Washington, DC
National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy research/development/science Beijing, China
New England Aquarium education Boston, MA
NorthShore University HealthSystem healthcare Chicago, IL
Oceana research/development/science Washington, DC
Omaha Public Library education Omaha, NE
Seeder Clean Energy government/public policy Shanghai, China
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History research/development/science Washington, DC
Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute research/development/science Suitland, MD
Supe Secondary School education Hanoi, Vietnam
Terracon communications Des Moines, IA
TEU education Hartford, CT
Thrivent Financial computing/info systems Minneapolis, MN
UnitedHealth Group healthcare Minnetonka, MN
UniversalGiving social services San Francisco, CA
Universidad de Costa Rica research/development/science San Pedro, Costa Rica
University of New Mexico research/development/science Albuquerque, NM
University of the Witwatersrand research/development/science Skukuza, South Africa

Research Data

Organization Field Location
Bradley University biology Peoria, IL
Brown University genetics of drug resistance in Candida albicans Providence, RI
Columbia University biogeochemistry New York, NY
Columbia University mitochondrial biogenesis New York, NY
Des Moines University microbiology Des Moines, IA
Des Moines University microbiology Des Moines, IA
Emory University biostatistics Atlanta, GA
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center small cell lung cancer Seattle, WA
Georgetown University influence of host plant on lepidopteran life cycle Washington, DC
Hanoi National University of Education gene coding Hanoi, Vietnam
Iowa State University genome modification in crops Ames, IA
Iowa State University Cotton cell physiology and genetics Ames, IA
Johns Hopkins Hospital renal disease Baltimore, MD
Mayo Clinic protein expression & regulation Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic lupus genetics Rochester, MN
Michigan State Kellogg Biological Station behavioral ecology in sunfish Hickory Corners, MI
Mote Marine Laboratory effects of ocean acidification on corals Sarasota, FL
National Marine Fisheries Service effects of climate change on salmonids/jellyfish Seattle, WA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Molecular Biology Seattle, WA
North Carolina State University small grains pathology Raleigh-Durham, NC
Organization for Tropical Studies Ecology/conservation South Africa
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Public Health Santiago, Chile
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Behavioral Ecology Gothic, CO
Rutgers University neuron morphology in mouse models of schizophrenia and autism Piscataway, NJ
School for Field Studies marine biology and sustainability South Caicos, Turks and Caicos
Sea Education Association marine biology Woods Hole, MA
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Analytical Chemistry Edgewater, MD
Smithsonian Institution Environmental Research Center biodiversity and climate change Edgewater, MD
Southern Illinois University Ecology Carbondale, IL
University of Belgrade nematology Belgrade, Serbia
University of California and American Heart Association Electrocardiology Davis, CA
University of California computer programing-interaction matrices Los Angeles, CA
University of Iowa evolutionary biology Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa Long-term effect of pacemakers in individuals with congenital heart diseases Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa Pharmacology/Microbiology Iowa City, IA
University of Kansas canals Lawrence, KS
University of Michigan appetite regulation Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota small grains pathology St. Paul, MN
University of Mississippi Archaeology Clarksdale, MS
University of Nebraska biology Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska Medical Center free radical biology Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska Medical Center Molecular Biology Omaha, NE
University of New Mexico Freshwater aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity Sevilleta, NM
University of Southern California Clinical Microbiology Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California Heart development Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California Clinical Pharmacy: alcohol use disorders Los Angeles, CA
University of Vermont Medical College Neuroscience Burlington, VT
USDA heat stress, antibiotic resistance and alternatives, animal health and welfare Ames, IA
USDA agricultural research Ames, IA
Vanderbilt University evolution of sociality in aphids Nashville, TN
Washington University in St. Louis biomedicine St. Louis, MO
Weill Cornell Medical College seizure incidence related to artery morphology New York, NY
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution behavioral effects of phytoestrogen Woods Hole, MA
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