The data—showing that JMU has the highest post-graduation job levels of all Virginia colleges—is based on statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, compiled by online recruiting company, Zippia. The public university, which is located just about two hours from the heart of Northern Virginia, has received several accolades over the years for its innovative programming, including recognition from U.S. News and World Report as the No. 1 most innovative university in the South.
To determine the data, Zippia sorted every college in the country from the highest employment levels to the lowest, opting to focus on the best colleges to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. From there, the data was split by state.
Overall, the top three best colleges for getting a job include Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, Augustana University in South Dakota and Ohio Northern University in Ohio.
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