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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 2021 Class of 2022

Placement 2021-2023

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 2021-2023

  • Baylor University (History, Theology)
  • Boston College (Law, Political Science)
  • Case Western Reserve University (English Language and Literature, Law, Medicine)
  • College of William and Mary (Law)
  • Concordia Theological Seminary (Divinity)
  • Cornell University (Astronomy and Astrophysics, Genetics, Genomics, and Development)
  • Duke University (Law)
  • George Mason University (Economics, Law)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Engineering)
  • Gonzaga University (Law)
  • Indiana University (International Affairs, Medicine, Spanish)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering)
  • Michigan State University (Chemistry, Data Science, Medicine, Vocal Performance)
  • Oxford University (Applied Mathematics)
  • Purdue University (Cellular and Molecular Biology, Mathematics)
  • University of Chicago (Financial Mathematics, Law)
  • University of Cincinnati (Law, Medicine)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (Piano Performance)
  • University of Dallas (Law, Political Science / American Politics and Policy)
  • University of Florida (Mathematics)
  • University of Georgia (Classical Studies)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (Latin and Classical Humanities)
  • University of Miami (Philosophy)
  • University of Michigan (Dentistry, Law, Pharmacology)
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (Applied and Computational Mathematics)
  • University of Notre Dame (Biblical Studies, Biology, Classics, History, Integrated Biomedical Sciences, Law, Theology)
  • University of Southern California (Accounting and Data Analytics)
  • University of Wisconsin Madison (Veterinary Medicine)
  • Vanderbilt University (Nursing)
  • Washington University St. Louis (Physical Therapy)

Representative Hiring Organizations 2021-2023

  • Amazon Studios
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • The Boeing Company
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Catholic Diocese of Lansing
  • Deloitte
  • Dow Jones & Co.
  • Edward Jones
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Great Hearts Academies
  • Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Heritage Foundation
  • U.S. House of Representatives Office
  • Intel
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
  • National Review
  • Ohio House of Representatives
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • UBS
  • U.S. Senate Office
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • University of Toledo Medical Center
  • Vanguard
  • Wells Fargo