Graduate Outcomes


First Destinations

  • 61% Employment
  • 24% Graduate School
  • 4% Post-Graduate Service
  • 5% Fellowships
  • 1% Continuing Education
  • 5% Other

Top Locations

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  • Ames, IA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Madison, WI
  • New York, NY


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 25% Completely
  • 69% Moderately
  • 6% 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
Emory University MPH epidemiology Atlanta, GA
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai PhD neuroscience New York, NY
Johns Hopkins University MS environmental health Baltimore, MD
Loyola University MA medical sciences Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago PhD biomedical sciences Chicago, IL
Northwestern University MS biotechnology Evanston, IL
Northwestern University PhD biomedical sciences Chicago, IL
Oregon Health & Science University PhD neuroscience Portland, OR
Princeton University Phd molecular biology Princeton, NJ
Rosalind Franklin University MD medicine Chicago, IL
Rutgers University MA evolutionary anthropology New Brunswick, NJ
University of Arizona PhD entomology and insect science Tucson, AZ
University of California MEng electrical engineering & computer science Berkeley, CA
University of California PhD English literature Davis, CA
University of Colorado PhD environmental studies Boulder, CO
University of Houston MS environmental science Houston, TX
University of Illinois MS biomedical visualization Chicago, IL
University of Iowa MA geography Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MPH community and behavioral health Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa MPH 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 Vermont PhD biomedical engineering Burlington, VT
Vanderbilt University PhD biomedical & biological science Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University PhD structural biology Nashville, TN
Washington University in St. Louis MPH epidemiology & biostatistics St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis PhD microbiology St. Louis, MO
Yale University MPH chronic disease epidemiology New Haven, CT
83% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • Delaware State Parks
  • Green Iowa AmeriCorps
  • Peace Corps

Service Data

Organization Location
Delaware State Parks Newark, DE
Green Iowa AmeriCorps Ames, IA
NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota St. Paul, MN
Peace Corps Pedasi, Panama
Peace Corps Dodoma, Tanzania



  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • National Institutes of Health
  • The Fulbright Program

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
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 Rockville, MD
The Fulbright Program Borgholzhausen, Germany
The Fulbright Program Lomza, Poland

Experiential Learning


Internships Data

Organization Field Location
Afya Foundation social services Yonkers, NY
Algalita research/science Long Beach, CA
American Chemical Society education remote
Animal Arts Design Studios sales/marketing Boulder, CO
Animal Dermatology Clinic Los Angeles healthcare Los Angeles, CA
App-Ark Education Consulting sales/marketing Shanghai, China
ARS, USDA research/science Albany, CA
Atrium Kosher Home healthcare Silver Spring, MD
Carver College of Medicine healthcare Iowa City, IA
CERA research/science Grinnell, IA
Charles River Community Health healthcare Boston, MA
Cheree Berry Paper creative/performing arts St. Louis, MO
Clarke research/science Roselle, IL
Coeur Group healthcare Omaha, NE
Colectivo Sin Fronteras social services Santiago, Chile
Conard Environmental Research Area research/science Kellogg, IA
Desert Regional Medical Center healthcare Palm Springs, CA
Dominion Cares healthcare Maple Lake, MN
DuPont Pioneer research/science Johnston, IA
DuPont Pioneer research/science Johnston, IA
Edlio, LLC sales/marketing Los Angeles, CA
ENCAP, Inc. research/science DeKalb, IL
EverThrive Illinois healthcare Chicago, IL
Faulconer Gallery creative/performing arts Grinnell, IA
Feinberg School of Medicine research/science Chicago, IL
Fight for $15 government/public policy Chicago, IL
Florida State University Immokalee Health Education Site healthcare Immokalee, FL
Food and Water Watch government/public policy Portland, ME
Forest Restoration & Research Unit research/science Chiang Mai, Thailand
Grinnell Area Local Food Alliance social services Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance sales/marketing Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Office of Development & Alumni Relations education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Office of Development & Alumni Relations business administration/management Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Office of Development & Alumni Relations communications/media Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Heritage Farm agriculture Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Regional Medical Center healthcare Grinnell, IA
Housatonic Valley Association research/science Cornwall, CT
Illinois Medical District healthcare Chicago, IL
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation research/science Des Moines, IA
Kiira Motors Cooperation computing/technology Kampala, Uganda
Lake Forest Open Lands Association research/science Lake Forest, IL
Locavore Roar sales/marketing Madison, WI
Lurie Children's Hospital healthcare Chicago, IL
Makerere University College of Health Sciences research/science Kampala, Uganda
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing research/science Cologne, Germany
MCHC RISE UP Scholar Center for Pediatric and Community Research, Avera Health Systems healthcare Sioux Falls, SD
Mid River Vet Clinic healthcare Chamberlain, SD
Mori Hospital healthcare Kyoto, Japan
mumoActive sales/marketing London, UK
Museum of Science research/science Boston, MA
Mustard Seed Community Farm environment/sustainability Ames, IA
National Science Foundation education Hartford, CT
Nicaraguan Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources research/science Chacocente, Nicaragua
Nick Simons Institute healthcare Kathmandu, Nepal
Northwestern Department of Preventive Medicine healthcare Chicago, IL
Northwestern Memorial Hospital healthcare Chicago, IL
Northwestern University research/science Chicago, IL
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine healthcare Evanston, IL
Novartis research/science Cambridge, MA
NYU Langone Health research/science New York, NY
OMSI research/science Portland, OR
OneAvenue sales/marketing San Francisco, CA
Oregon Health & Science University healthcare Portland, OR
Oregon Health and Science University research/science Portland, OR
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry education Portland, OR
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy research/science Palos Verdes, CA
Patient Innovation Center healthcare Chicago, IL
Philip Morris International business administration/management Lausanne, Switzerland, Switzerland
Rainbow Summer Program education Kansas City, KS
Reed Asset Management Co., Inc. finance Shanghai, China
Regional Plan Association research/science New York, NY
Roche research/science Shanghai, China
Rocky Mountain National Park communications/media Estes Park, CO
Rotteck Gymnasium education Freiburg, Germany
Saint Louis Zoo research/science St. Louis, MO
Sanders Environmental research/science Bellefonte, PA
SASA Interiors sales/marketing Gaborone, Botswana
ShanghaiTech University education Shanghai, China
Smithsonian National Zoological Park communications/media Washington, DC
Sophie Sachs Butterfly House research/science St. Louis, MO
South Central Family Health healthcare Los Angeles, CA
Starwin Fintech healthcare Shanghai, China
Studio71, LP creative/performing arts Los Angeles, CA
Summer Institute for the Gifted education Stamford, CT
Swedish Cancer Institute healthcare Seattle, WA
The Good Food Institute communications/media San Francisco, CA
The Mike Adamle Project healthcare Evanston, IL
The Nature Conservancy environment/sustainability Des Moines, IA
The Nature Conservancy research/science Des Moines, IA
The Paraclete Center social services Boston, MA
The RMR Group finance Newton, MA
TrustRadius sales/marketing Austin, TX
Tullow Oil business administration/management Accra, Ghana
Turtle Island Restoration environment/sustainability Olema, CA
UCSF research/science San Francisco, CA
Unification Media Group sales/marketing Seoul, Republic of Korea
University of Chicago research/science Chicago, IL
University of Iowa research/science Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine research/science Iowa City, IA
USDA government/public policy Grinnell, IA
USDA Plant Genome Lab research/science Albany, CA
Venice Family Clinic social services Los Angeles, CA
Veterinary Associates healthcare Iowa City, IA
Wildlife in Need Center healthcare Oconomowoc, WI
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey communications/media Madison, WI
Wisconsin Public Radio communications Madison, WI
YMCA of the USA education St. Louis, MO

Research Data

Organization Field Location
Ames National Lab neural regeneration Ames, IA
Arizona State University microbe genomics Tempe, AZ
Bradley University stem cell treatment for pancreatic cancer Peoria, IL
Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology Homo erectus stone tools Koobi Fora, Kenya
Charité ischemic stroke Berlin, Germany
Cornell University microbiology/molecular genetics Ithaca, NY
Discovery Biomed drug screening Birmingham, AL
DuPont Pioneer CRISPR Cas9 Johnston, IA
DuPont Pioneer genome editing Johnston, IA
Emory University impact of PTSD on cardiac health Atlanta, GA
Emory University stress neuroscience Atlanta, GA
Georgetown University tobacco use in young adults Washington, DC
Harvard University use of the EEOC Cambridge, MA
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai cancer immunotherapy New York, NY
Institute for Physiochemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science soil microbiology of permafrost Pushchino, Russia
Iowa State University biochemical engineering Ames, IA
Louisiana State University phylogenetics and systematics Baton Rouge, LA
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago clinical Chicago, IL
Marquette University gecko sex chromosomes Milwaukee, WI
Mayo Clinic biomedicine Rochester, MN
Michigan State University chemical ecology and behavior Hickory Corners, MI
Michigan State University ecology Hickory Corners, MI
Mount Sinai Hospital novel therapy for genotoxin-resistant cancer New York, NY
National Cancer Center impact of dietary inflammatory index on health risk factors Goyang-si, Republic of Korea
Northwestern University organ transplant medicine Chicago, IL
Northwestern University stroke neurology research Chicago, IL
Novartis antibiotic discovery Cambridge, MA
Ohio State University population genetics Columbus, OH
Oregon Health & Science University cancer cell biology Portland, OR
Oregon Health & Science University neuroscience Portland, OR
Oregon Health & Science University sex differences in pulmonary embolism Portland, OR
Osaka University genomics of mammalian infertility Osaka, Japan
Rutgers University reproductive & developmental toxicology of nanomaterials New Brunswick, NJ
SFS Tanzania forest foods in Buger Community Forest Karatu District, Tanzania
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center biogeochemistry/ecology Edgewater, MD
South Central Family Health Center healthcare policy Los Angeles, CA
Southern Illinois University antibiotic resistance Springfield, IL
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute cardiovascular disease Stanford, CA
State University of New York food choice & alcohol/nicotine addiction Buffalo, NY
The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory aquatic toxicology to gulf coast oil spills Ocean Springs, MS
The School for Field Studies forest fire ecology Paro Town, Bhutan
Thomas Jefferson University translational medicine Philadelphia, PA
United States Department of Agriculture biology Ames, IA
University of Botswana vaccine development Gaborone, Botswana
University of California healthcare/education Los Angeles, CA
University of California neuropathology San Francisco, CA
University of Cape Town reef fish nesting behavior Cape Town, South Africa
University of Chicago cell polarization Chicago, IL
University of Colorado plant sciences Boulder, CO
University of Florida agriculture & entomology Immokalee, FL
University of Iowa biological chemistry Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa developmental neuroscience Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa free radicals in chemotherapy Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa genetics of oral/facial clefting Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa microbiology/biochemistry Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa neurobiology Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa public health Iowa City, IA
University of Michigan effects of bariatric surgery on hormones Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan nutrient limitation of algal blooms Pellston, MI
University of Minnesota Ewing Sarcoma in pluripotent stem cells Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota genetic insertion & cellular cloning Minneapolis, MN
University of Missouri cardiovascular effects of TBI Columbia, MO
University of Missouri corneal gene therapy Columbia, MO
University of Nebraska mitophagy Lincoln, NE
University of Ottawa tissue engineering Ottawa, Canada
University of Pennsylvania ant social behavior Philadelphia, PA
University of South Dakota prenatal substance use Sioux Falls, SD
University of Texas physical activity & sleep Houston, TX
University of Washington biology Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin cortical thickness in Alzheimer's disease Madison, WI
Vrije University multiple sclerosis Amsterdam, Netherlands
Washington University in St. Louis autism models St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis cancer immunology St. Louis, MO
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