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Degree programs with high job-placement rates


About one-third of all college graduates are underemployed, according to a recent study, which has amplified the importance of finding courses of study that will lead to more job opportunities.

Coming out of the recession, more students and parents are asking how earning a degree will connect them with a career, said Jason Eckert, director of career services at the University of Dayton.

Eckert said choosing a field of study is a conversation he starts with students before they enter the university, and his office offers resources and advisors to help. The choice, he said, should reflect a combination of their “individual passion and the economy.”

“It can’t just be one or the other,” he said.

The stakes are high for college students. Along with the issue of underemployment, recent graduates typically leave school with $26,600 in debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Project on Student Debt.

We asked nine area public and private universities and community colleges to highlight their programs with high job-placement rates. Click on the links below to learn more about some programs in which local graduates are finding success:


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