Graduate Outcomes


First Destinations

  • 51% Employment
  • 16% Graduate School
  • 9% Post-Graduate Service
  • 12% Fellowships
  • 5% Continuing Education
  • 7% Other

Top Locations

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  • Chicago, IL
  • Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA


Positions Related to Career Goals

  • 14% Completely
  • 50% Moderately
  • 23% Slightly
  • 13% Not at All

Graduate Schools


Graduate Schools Data

Institution Degree Field of Study Location
Central European University MA political philosophy Budapest, Hungary
Hamline University MAT teaching English as a second or foreign language St. Paul, MN
Maastricht University MA psychology Maastricht, Netherlands
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 California MFA creative writing Davis, CA
University of Cambridge MPhil English Cambridge, UK
University of Illinois JD law Champaign, IL
University of Iowa PhD English Iowa City, IA
University of Maryland MEd education College Park, MD
University of Wisconsin PhD chemistry Madison, WI
Vanderbilt University PhD early modern English Nashville, TN
Yale University PhD chemistry New Haven, CT
73% of students are accepted to their first or second choice graduate institution and program



  • Literacy First
  • Reading Partners
  • Cow Tipping Press
  • Great Oaks Charter School

Service Data

Organization Location
Corporation for National & Community Service Sacramento, CA
Literacy First Austin, TX
Reading Partners Minneapolis, MN
Cow Tipping Press Minneapolis, MN
Grinnell Education Project Grinnell, IA
Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Chicago, IL
Great Oaks Charter School Newark, NJ



  • Partners in Education
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • The Fulbright Program
  • Thomas J. Watson Foundation

Fellowships Data

Organization Location
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Milwaukee, WI
Partners in Education Grinnell, IA
Teaching Assistant Program in France Rennes, France
The Fulbright Program Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Fulbright Program Krasnoyarsk, Russia
The Fulbright Program Lomza, Poland
The Fulbright Program Seri Manjung, Malaysia
The Fulbright Program Taitung City, Taiwan
The Fulbright Program Zagreb, Croatia
Thomas J. Watson Foundation Malawi, Thailand, China, Trinidad and Tobago

Experiential Learning


Internships Data

Organization Field Location
3311 Productions Inc. creative/performing arts Los Angeles, CA
American Psychology Association research/science Washington, DC
AmeriCorps education Grinnell, IA
Animal Rescue League of Iowa social services Des Moines, IA
Asociación Acompáñame healthcare San Ramon, Costa Rica
Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities communications/media Vienna, Austria
BakerRipley law/legal services Houston, TX
Bow Arts creative/performing arts London, UK
Browne & Miller Literary Associates communications/media Hinsdale, IL
Center for Book Arts creative/performing arts New York, NY
Center for Prairie Studies communications Grinnell, IA
Chicago Children's Film Festival creative/performing arts Chicago, IL
Chippewa National Forest education Deer River, MN
Cleantech Open business administration/management Palo Alto, CA
Conard Environmental Research Area research/science Grinnell, IA
Corporation for National and Community Service education Grinnell, IA
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
Dejear for Iowa government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Drake Community Library education Grinnell, IA
École Privée Sainte Catherine de Sienne education Aix-en-Provence, France
Faulconer Gallery creative/performing arts Grinnell, IA
Fresh Air Fund education Fishkill, NY
Garlough Elementary School education Mendota Heights, MN
Generation Teach education Boston, MA
Gethsemane Baptist Church social services Washington, DC
Gigi's Playhouse education Madison, WI
Grinnell Mutual business administration/management New York, IA
Hersam Acorn Newspapers communications Ridgefield, CT
Hilltop United Methodist Church social services Mankato, MN
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
LaGuardia Community College creative/performing arts Long Island City, NY
Loeb Enterprises business administration/management New York, NY
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
MileWEB Inc. business administration/management Santa Clara, CA
Minnesota Historical Society education Saint Paul, MN
Minnesota United Methodist Conference social services Minneapolis, MN
Morningstar computing/technology Chicago, IL
NBC sales/marketing New York, NY
NeurologyToday communications New York, NY
New Bedford Whaling Museum education New Bedford, MA
New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives business administration/management New York, NY
New York City Trans Oral History Project social services New York, NY
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine healthcare Evanston, IL
Office of the State Archaeologist education Iowa City, IA
Photofusion Photography Centre creative/performing arts London, UK
Polk County Assessor government/public policy Des Moines, IA
Public Radio Exchange communications Madison, WI
Reading Partners education Washington, DC
RefugeeOne social services Chicago, IL
Restless Books communications/media New York, NY
Rush University Medical Center computing/technology Chicago, IL
Sahyog Trust - India education Pune, India
Seattle Municipal Archives communications Seattle, WA
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
South Tama County Elementary School education Tama, IA
The Actors Centre creative/performing arts London, UK
The Daily Journal communications Kankakee, IL
The Death Penalty Project law/legal services London, UK
The Grove United Methodist Church social services Woodbury, MN
The Muny creative/performing arts St. Louis, MO
Topicx Media Lab communications/media New York, NY
Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies healthcare Los Angeles, CA
Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce government/public policy Traverse City, MI
Tuesday's Children social services New York, NY
Unbound communications London, UK
Urban Arts Academy creative/performing arts Minneapolis, MN
US House of Representatives government/public policy Washington, DC
USA Attorneys Office law/legal services Washington, DC
Vealosoco creative/performing arts London, UK
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
Walt & Company sales/marketing Campbell, CA
Willow Creek Community Church education Hoffman Estates, IL
Wolters Kluwer Health communications New York, NY
Women for Afghan Women government/public policy Washington, DC
Wood Dale Public Library communications/media Wood Dale, IL
Writopia creative/performing arts New York, NY
Youth Outreach United education Skokie, IL

Research Data

Organization Field Location
University of Iowa history of African Americans in Iowa Iowa City, IA
Bradley University stem cell treatment for pancreatic cancer Peoria, IL
Department of Energy materials science Ames, IA
Grinnell College ethnography of Zimbabwean music in the Bay Area Oakland, CA
Ohio State University history of the arts and African-Americans in Columbus Columbus, OH
Oregon Health & Science University neuroscience Portland, OR
Rochester Institute of Technology multispectral imaging Rochester, NY
SFS Bhutan tourism Jakar, Bhutan
University of Chicago early modern literature , NY
Yale University canine cognition New Haven, CT
Off-Campus Study

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