Study: SJU, CSB rank Nos. 1-2 in state for jobs

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June 21, 2019

For the second time in three years, Saint John’s University was named the best college for employment placement in Minnesota by Zippia, a career website.

Saint John’s had an employment placement rate of 95.16 percent in Zippia’s 2019 analysis. Among the 50 state leaders, SJU ranked eighth overall.

The College of Saint Benedict was ranked No. 2 in the Minnesota employment placement percentage rate, at 94.88 percent. CSB’s employment placement percentage rate was higher than 41 of the 50 state leaders in the 2019 analysis.

Quinnipiac University in Connecticut was first on the “best of the best” state leader list, with a 96.1 percent employment placement rate.

Zippia used Department of Education College Scorecard data “and searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement numbers, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students enrolled.”

Then, Zippia “sorted every college in the country from highest employment levels to lowest that had data on employment counts 10 years after graduating.”

Finally, Zippia “selected the college with the highest rate of employment in each state. For the purposes of readability, the top schools’ ratings were then rounded to two decimal places.”

It’s the third year Zippia has conducted this employment analysis. In 2017, SJU was recognized as the top school in Minnesota, with an employment placement rate of 96.40. Among the 50 state leaders, Saint John’s was second overall in 2017.