Graduate Outcomes


First Destinations

  • 57% Employment
  • 25% Graduate School
  • 5% Post-Graduate Service
  • 8% Fellowships
  • 2% Continuing Education
  • 5% Other

Top Locations

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


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 26% Completely
  • 71% Moderately
  • 2% Slightly
  • 0% Not at All

Graduate Schools


Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
Carnegie Mellon University MS computational biology Pittsburgh, PA
Cornell University PhD microbiology Ithaca, NY
Duke University PhD earth & ocean sciences Durham, NC
Emory University MPH epidemiology Atlanta, GA
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 MS education Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University MS environmental health Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University MSPH health systems Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University PhD biology Baltimore, MD
King's College London MS psychiatric research London, UK
Loyola University MA medical sciences Chicago, IL
Northwestern University PhD biomedical sciences Chicago, IL
Oregon Health & Science University PhD neuroscience Portland, OR
Princeton University PhD molecular biology Princeton, NJ
Rutgers University MA evolutionary anthropology New Brunswick, NJ
Southern Illinois University MS zoology Carbondale, IL
The George Washington University MPH maternal & child health Washington, DC
University of Arizona PhD entomology and insect science Tucson, AZ
University of Houston MS environmental science Houston, TX
University of Iowa MD medicine Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MPH community & behavioral health Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MS epidemiology Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa PhD neuroscience Iowa City, IA
University of Kansas PhD ecology & evolutionary biology Lawrence, KS
University of Massachusetts MS biology Boston, MA
University of Michigan PhD pathology Ann Arbor, MI
University of North Texas MS/MPH anthropology & public health Denton/Fort Worth, TX
University of Tennessee PhD ecology & evolutionary biology Knoxville, TN
Vanderbilt University PhD chemistry Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University PhD structural biology Nashville, TN
90% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • Delaware State Parks
  • Gobabeb Research & Training Centre
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
  • Peace Corps

Service Data

Organization Location
Delaware State Parks Newark, DE
Gobabeb Research & Training Centre Walvis Bay, Namibia
Gobabeb Research & Training Centre Walvis Bay, Namibia
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota St. Paul, MN
Peace Corps Apia, Samoa
Peace Corps Pedasi, Panama



  • Grinnell College Global Learning Program
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • National Institutes of Health
  • The Fulbright Program

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Global Learning Program Mexico, Turks and Caicos, USA
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Durham, NC
National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
The Fulbright Program Borgholzhausen, Germany
The Fulbright Program Lomza, Poland
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
App-Ark Education Consulting sales/marketing Shanghai, China
ARS, USDA research/science Albany, CA
Atrium Kosher Home healthcare Silver Spring, MD
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
CERA research/science Grinnell, IA
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
Coeur Group healthcare Omaha, NE
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
DuPont Pioneer research/science Johnston, IA
Edlio, LLC sales/marketing Los Angeles, CA
Environment New Mexico government/public policy Albuquerque, NM
Environmental Protection Agency research/development/science Washington, DC
Faulconer Gallery creative/performing arts Grinnell, IA
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 Food Alliance social services Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance social services Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College healthcare Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Office of Development & Alumni Relations business admin/management 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
Locavore Roar sales/marketing Madison, WI
Lurie Children's Hospital healthcare Chicago, IL
MCHC RISE UP Scholar Center for Pediatric and Community Research, Avera Health Systems healthcare Sioux Falls, SD
Mote Marine Laboratory education Sarasota, FL
MRC National Institute for Medical Research research/development/science London, UK
mumoActive sales/marketing London, UK
Mustard Seed Community Farm social services Ames, IA
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
Nicaraguan Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources research/science Chacocente, Nicaragua
NorthShore University HealthSystem healthcare Chicago, IL
Northwestern Memorial Hospital healthcare Chicago, IL
Northwestern University research/science Chicago, IL
Novartis research/science Cambridge, MA
Oceana research/development/science Washington, DC
Omaha Public Library education Omaha, NE
OMSI research/science Portland, OR
OneAvenue sales/marketing San Francisco, CA
Oregon Health & Science University research/science Portland, OR
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry education Portland, OR
Oregon State University research/science Aurora, OR
Reed Asset Management Co., Inc. finance Shanghai, China
Rotteck Gymnasium education Freiburg, Germany
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
Studio71, LP creative/performing arts Los Angeles, CA
Summer Institute for the Gifted education Stamford, CT
Supe Secondary School education Hanoi, Vietnam
Terracon communications Des Moines, IA
TEU education Hartford, CT
Thrivent Financial computing/info systems Minneapolis, MN
TrustRadius sales/marketing Austin, TX
Tullow Oil business admin/management Accra, Ghana
Unification Media Group sales/marketing Seoul, Republic of Korea
UnitedHealth Group healthcare Minnetonka, MN
UniversalGiving social services San Francisco, CA
Universidad de Costa Rica research/development/science San Pedro, Costa Rica
University of California research/science San Francisco, CA
University of Chicago research/science Chicago, IL
University of Iowa research/science Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa Carver research/science Iowa City, IA
University of New Mexico research/development/science Albuquerque, NM
University of the Witwatersrand research/development/science Skukuza, South Africa
USDA government/public policy Grinnell, IA
Venice Family Clinic social services Los Angeles, CA
Wisconsin Public Radio communications Madison, WI

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
Cornell University microbiology/molecular genetics Ithaca, NY
Des Moines University microbiology Des Moines, IA
Des Moines University microbiology Des Moines, IA
DuPont Pioneer CRISPR Cas9 Johnston, 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 biochemical engineering Ames, IA
Iowa State University cotton cell physiology and genetics Ames, IA
Iowa State University genome modification in crops Ames, IA
Johns Hopkins Hospital renal disease Baltimore, MD
Mayo Clinic lupus genetics Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic protein expression & regulation 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
Northwestern University stroke neurology research Chicago, IL
Novartis antibiotic discovery Cambridge, MA
Oregon Health & Science University cancer cell biology Portland, OR
Oregon Health & Science University neuroscience Portland, OR
Organization for Tropical Studies ecology , 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 Environmental Research Center biogeochemistry and ecology 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 computer programing-interaction matrices Los Angles, CA
University of California neuropathology San Francisco, CA
University of California and American Heart Association electrocardiology Davis, CA
University of Chicago cell polarization Chicago, IL
University of Iowa pharmacology Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa developmental neuroscience Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa effect of pacemakers with congenital heart diseases Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa evolutionary biology Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa genetics relating to oral/facial clefting Iowa City, IA
University of Kansas canals Lawrence, KS
University of Michigan appetite regulation Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan nutrient limitation of algal blooms Pellston, 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 South Dakota prenatal substance use Sioux Falls, SD
University of Southern California alcohol use disorders Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California clinical microbiology Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California Heart development Los Angeles, CA
University of Tennessee Health Science Center not specified Memphis, TN
University of Vermont Medical College neuroscience Burlington, VT
USDA agricultural research Ames, IA
USDA biology Ames, IA
USDA heat stress, antibiotic resistance and alternatives, animal health and welfare Ames, IA
Vanderbilt University evolution of sociality in aphids Nashville, TN
Washington State University ecology Vancouver, WA
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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