Lebanon Valley College #1 in Pennsylvania for Getting a Job for Fourth Consecutive Year

Career guidance site Zippia identified Lebanon Valley College as #1 among all colleges and universities in Pennsylvania in its listing of “The Best Colleges in Each State for Getting a Job 2021.” It is the fourth consecutive year (2018—2021) LVC was listed #1 in Pennsylvania. LVC’s placement rate is 95.63%, which was #5 for all U.S. colleges and universities.

Zippia used the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard to search “for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement numbers ten years after graduation.” Zippia noted, “Some colleges are vastly more supportive of their students’ post-graduation concerns than others. Whether it comes from excellent career centers, strong academic offerings, stellar reputations, or networking opportunities, certain colleges just flat-out do a better job of helping students launch their careers than other colleges.”

“This external validation of our career preparation is particularly gratifying,” said Dr. James MacLaren, LVC president. “Our unique approach to career readiness starts with students thinking about their futures as soon as they arrive on campus. We make an intentional web of connections between a student’s program of study, faculty, on-campus activities, networking with alumni, internships, and career planning. I believe this integrated approach is the reason for this impressive and consistent success.”

Students, starting their first weeks on campus, and alumni are encouraged to use the many resources offered by the career services staff in the College’s Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success. Breen Center staff can review cover letters and résumés, give graduate school guidance, provide LinkedIn analysis, offer career path advice and coaching, prepare you through interview practice and feedback, and more.


About Lebanon Valley College

For four consecutive years (2018-2021), Lebanon Valley College has been listed as #1 in Pennsylvania for graduate job placement by the career guidance site Zippia.com, using federal data.

Lebanon Valley College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate degrees in accounting/MBA (3+1), applied kinesiology, athletic training, business administration, clinical exercise physiology, clinical mental health counseling, education, intelligence and security studies, music education, speech-language pathology, sport performance, and STEM education, and numerous graduate certificates. The College employs 122 full-time faculty members; of the permanent faculty, 83 percent have Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degrees. The student-faculty ratio is 12:1, with an average class size of 20. These numbers reflect the College’s commitment to student-centered curricula, individualized attention, and immersive learning experiences.