Graduate Outcomes


First Destinations

  • 55% Employment
  • 24% Graduate School
  • 5% Post-Graduate Service
  • 5% Fellowships
  • 2% Continuing Education
  • 8% Other

Top Locations

Map of the world
  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
  • New York, NY


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 11% Completely
  • 59% Moderately
  • 21% Slightly
  • 11% Not at All

Graduate Schools


Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
College of New Jersey MA English Ewing, NJ
Florida State University MA theatre & performance research Tallahassee, FL
Georgetown University MA English literature Washington, DC
Hamline University MAT teaching English as a second or foreign language St. Paul, MN
Simmons University MLIS library science & archival studies Boston, MA
Syracuse University MS early childhood special education Syracuse, NY
Union Theological Seminary MDiv theology New York, NY
University of British Columbia MLIS library and information science Vancouver, Canada
University of California MFA creative writing Davis, CA
University of Cambridge MPhil English Cambridge, UK
University of Edinburgh MSc English literature Edinburgh, UK
University of Iowa MD medicine Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa PhD English Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa PhD English literature Iowa City, IA
University of Maryland MEd education College Park, MD
University of Memphis PhD philosophy Memphis, TN
University of Oregon MS applied physics Eugene, OR
University of St. Thomas JD law Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin MA English Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin PhD chemistry Madison, WI
Vanderbilt University PhD early modern English Nashville, TN
Wake Forest University MA psychology Winston-Salem, NC
93% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • AmeriCorps
  • Cow Tipping Press
  • Grinnell Education Project

Service Data

Organization Location
Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL
AmeriCorps Rochester, MN
Cow Tipping Press Minneapolis, MN
Great Oaks Charter School Newark, NJ
Grinnell Education Project Grinnell, IA



  • NYU Shanghai
  • The Fulbright Program
  • Thomas J. Watson Foundation

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
NYU Shanghai Shanghai, China
The Fulbright Program Changhua, Taiwan
The Fulbright Program Lomza, Poland
Thomas J. Watson Foundation Malawi, Thailand, China, Trinidad and Tobago

Experiential Learning


Internships Data

Organization Field Location
3311 Productions creative/performing arts Los Angeles, CA
The Actors Centre sales/marketing London, UK
Africa Youth Leadership Forum social services Nairobi, Kenya
American Civil Liberties Union of Texas government/public policy remote
AmeriCorps education Grinnell, IA
Amplihigher Copywriting sales/marketing Austin, TX
Asociación Acompáñame healthcare San Ramon, Costa Rica
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities communications/media Vienna, Austria
BakerRipley law/legal services Houston, TX
Bank of New York Mellon computing/technology remote
Brain Mill Press communications/media Green Bay, WI
Broad Street Buddies communications/media Philadelphia, PA
Browne & Miller Literary Associates communications/media Hinsdale, IL
The Carter Center communications/media Atlanta, GA
Center for Book Arts creative/performing arts New York, NY
Chicago Sky communications/media Chicago, IL
Corporation for National and Community Service education Grinnell, IA
Cow Tipping Press communications/media Minneapolis, MN
Cow Tipping Press communications/media Minneapolis, MN
Cow Tipping Press creative/performing arts Minneapolis, MN
Cow Tipping Press education Minneapolis, MN
Davis Elementary School education Grinnell, IA
The Death Penalty Project law/legal services London, UK
DeJear for Iowa government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Design Museum Foundation communications/media Boston, MA
Drake Community Library communications/media Grinnell, IA
Drake Community Library education Grinnell, IA
Drake Community Library education Grinnell, IA
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission law/legal services Chicago, IL
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis research/science St. Louis, MO
Fresh Air Fund education Fishkill, NY
Garlough Elementary School education Mendota Heights, MN
Gethsemane Baptist Church social services Washington, DC
Gigi's Playhouse education Madison, WI
Grinnell College sales/marketing Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College Museum of Art education Grinnell, IA
Grinnell Mutual business administration/management New York, IA
Hilltop United Methodist Church social services Mankato, MN
Ibaraki Christian University education Hitachi, Japan
Indianapolis Museum of Art creative/performing arts Indianapolis, IN
Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism communications/media Iowa City, IA
Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm law/legal services Beijing, China
Loeb Enterprises business administration/management New York, NY
LOTUS Legal Clinic law/legal services Milwaukee, WI
Madison College education Madison, WI
Mayer Brown LLP law/legal services Washington, DC
Mediablaze sales/marketing London, UK
Memphis Teacher Residency education Memphis, TN
Miami New Times communications/media Miami, FL
Minnesota United Methodist Conference social services Minneapolis, MN
MN350 communications/media Minneapolis, MN
The Muny creative/performing arts St. Louis, MO
Museum at Eldridge Street education New York, NY
New Bedford Whaling Museum education New Bedford, MA
New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives business administration/management New York, NY
Newberry Library education Chicago, IL
Newberry Library education Chicago, IL
Newberry Library education Chicago, IL
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine healthcare Evanston, IL
Office of the State Archaeologist education Iowa City, IA
The Paraclete Center education Boston, MA
Pasadena Altadena Coalition of Transformative Leaders social services Pasadena, CA
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette communications/media Pittsburgh, PA
Puerta Grande Law Firm, LLC law/legal services Minneapolis, MN
RefugeeOne social services Chicago, IL
RefugeeOne social services Chicago, IL
Restless Books communications/media New York, NY
Saint Mary's Press communications/media Winona, MN
Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA law/legal services Westlake, OH
Shakespeare Theatre Company creative/performing arts Washington, DC
Sisters for Sisters business administration/management Cape Town, South Africa
Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat Center agriculture Vanderbilt, MI
Star Bright Books communications/media Boston, MA
Steppenwolf Theatre Company creative/performing arts remote
Strategy for Access NFP communications/media Chicago, IL
Strategy for Access NFP social services remote
Taproot Theatre Company education Seattle, WA
TDM Business Toole Suite communications/media remote
Theresa Greenfield for Iowa government/public policy Iowa City, IA
Topicx Media Lab communications/media New York, NY
Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies healthcare Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday's Children social services New York, NY
Urban Arts Academy creative/performing arts Minneapolis, MN
USDA research/science Coconino County, AZ
Venice Family Clinic healthcare Los Angeles, CA
Veteran Affairs Central Iowa Healthcare System social services Des Moines, IA
Vicky Bijur Literary Agency communications/media New York, NY
Victoria Public Library communications/media Victoria, TX
WellShare International social services Minneapolis, MN
Wood Dale Public Library communications/media Wood Dale, IL
The Wren's Nest creative/performing arts Atlanta, GA
YMCA of Northern Utah education Salt Lake City, UT

Research Data

Organization Field Location
Bradley University stem cell treatment for pancreatic cancer Peoria, IL
Department of Energy materials science Ames, IA
Newberry Library historical literature Chicago, IL
Rochester Institute of Technology multispectral imaging Rochester, NY
Santa Fe Institute cycles of influence between science and sci-fi Santa Fe, NM
University of Chicago early modern literature Chicago, IL
University of Maryland algorithm robusticity remote
Off-Campus Study

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