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Student Outcomes

Hillsdale College Prepares Students for a Good Life, and for Good Work

A classical liberal arts education develops the intellect and hones the character of Hillsdale College students, and with the help of a supportive community of peers, professors, and staff, prepares them for the challenges of the professional world or graduate / professional schools, and for lives as men and women pursuing the good, true, and beautiful.

Graduate Placement Reports

Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020

Placement 2018-2020

Placement within Six Months


Continuing Education


Post-Hillsdale Destination Relates to Career Goals


Graduates Expecting Their Liberal Arts Education to Positively Impact Their Professional Lives


Representative Graduate Programs 2018-2020

  • Arizona State University (Sustainability Studies)
  • Baylor College of Medicine (Cancer and Cell Biology)
  • University of Cincinnati (Astrophysics, Music)
  • Cornell University (Chemistry)
  • Georgetown University (Analytics)
  • Harvard University (Language and Literacy)
  • Indiana University (Biomedical Science, Medicine, Economics)
  • Marquette University (Dentistry)
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science)
  • University of Michigan (Biomedical Science, Chemical Biology, Law, Medicine, Pharmacology, Quantitative Finance and Risk Management, Social Work, Sports Management)
  • University of Minnesota (Astrophysics, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics, Pharmacology)
  • University of Notre Dame (Law, Theology)
  • Oxford University (English Language and Literature, History)
  • Pepperdine University (Public Policy)
  • Purdue University (Chemistry, Materials Engineering)
  • University of Southern California (Philosophy)
  • Texas A&M University (Biochemistry and Biophysics)
  • Vanderbilt University (Psychiatrics)
  • University of Virginia (Law, Business Management)
  • University of Wisconsin (Veterinary Medicine, Medicine)

Representative Hiring Organizations 2018-2020

  • Archdiocese of Washington
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • The Detroit Lions
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Ernst & Young
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Indeed
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mayo Clinic
  • National Review
  • Pfizer
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • State of Illinois Office of the Governor
  • Texas Instruments
  • Vanguard
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The White House
  • Yelp

Academic Statistics 2018-2020

Freshman Retention


Six-Year Graduation Rate


Average GPA at Graduation


Most Popular Majors

Economics, English, History

Financial Statistics 2018-2020

Percentage of Graduates with Loan Debt


Average Per-Borrower Loan Debt


Loan Default Rate


Average Salary After Six Months