Industries They Chose

Class of 2016Industries they chose

100% of responding 2016 graduates in 34 programs reported they achieved their career goal (employment, service or further education): accounting, actuarial science, agri-business, art, athletic training, biology, Christian education/youth ministry, computer information systems, computer science, criminal justice, ecological science, economics, elementary education, English teaching, exercise science, finance, genetics/molecular/cellular biology, graphic design, human resources, humanities, journalism, management, marketing, medical laboratory science, music, music ministry, physical education, political science, psychology, religion, social work, sociology, Spanish, and translation & interpretation.

Employment by industry

The top industries employing Northwestern’s 2016 graduates were as follows:

  • Education (28%)
  • Healthcare/health services (16%)
  • Banking and financial services (8%)
  • Religion and ministry (7%)
  • Social services (3%)
  • Nonprofit/philanthropy (3%)