Class of 2021 Outcomes ReportWho hired them

Top employers

Northwestern′s 2021 graduates were hired by more than 146 companies and organizations. Those employing the most members of this year's class included:

  • Northwestern College
  • Diamond Vogel
  • West Sioux Community School District
  • MercyOne
  • Boyden-Hull Community School District
  • American State Bank
  • Eide Bailly
  • Orange City Area Health System
  • Principal Financial Group

The average reported salary for graduates who are employed full time is $43,607. The maximum salary reported was $69,000.

Starting roles

Northwestern’s 2021 graduates are working for accounting firms, hospitals, schools, banks, churches, nonprofit organizations, social service agencies and businesses across the United States and in 3 countries around the world. A sampling of their titles and employers includes:

  • Human resource analyst for AIG
  • Marketing coordinator for Aladdin Capital
  • Cancer research specialist for Avera Health
  • Special education teacher at Boyden-Hull Elementary School
  • Graphics manager for CF Promo
  • Football coach at Clarion University
  • Accountant with Dahm, Knapp & Associates
  • Environmental health and safety associate, Diamond Vogel
  • Interior designer with Dwellings Décor
  • Audit associate at Eide Bailly
  • Software developer with General Motors
  • High school math teacher for the Glenwood Community School District
  • Social media and content creator for Horizon Healthcare
  • Registered nurse at Huron Regional Medical Center
  • Director of missions and ministry at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
  • Project coordinator with Innocean USA
  • English teacher at James Irwin Charter Middle School
  • Director of worship for Lakeside Church
  • Medical social worker with the Mary Greeley Medical Center
  • Associate scientist with the MBCC Group
  • Oncology nurse at MercyOne
  • Real estate investment specialist with New Western Acquisitions
  • Ag business banker at People’s Bank
  • Park ranger for Plymouth County
  • Domestic violence advocate with Safe Place Siouxland
  • Sales manager for Sports Academy
  • Bird monitor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers