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See the results of a Calvin education

When they go out into the world, Calvin graduates are ready to handle far more than successful careers. Though the numbers show that members of the class of 2012 were employed and accepted to graduate school at exceptionally-high rates (see below), the numbers tell only part of the story.

The real result of a Calvin education is this: graduates who want to expand their capacity to care, to get involved in their churches and communities, and to love God with mind, heart and soul.

Calvin grads are people who desire to join God’s work everywhere and in everything: in their neighborhoods, among their friends and around the world.

This means that at Calvin, your passions, your dreams and your talents will meet a heart and mind education grounded in firm Christian conviction and shaped in a strong Christian community. You will be challenged to expand your mind, mature in your beliefs and cultivate a virtuous life that honors God by blessing you neighbor.

Related pages

Careers & Outcomes
How Calvin prepares students for careers

Spark magazine
Stories from alumni doing God’s work around the world.

Verge magazine
Internship stories and alumni profiles for prospective students.

2012 Graduate Report (PDF)
Employment statistics, internship rates, graduate schools, employers

Quick Facts

    99%

    of 2012 grads are employed or are in graduate school

    82%

    of all Calvin students participate in at least one internship

    Top 5%

    Calvin’s ranking among baccalaureate colleges whose graduates go on to earn PhDs.

How Calvin prepares its graduates for the world

Calvin prepares students to be world ready by:

  • Promoting the kind of deep, critical thinking skills that employers look for in new hires.
  • Giving students a broad liberal arts education that makes graduates insightful about a wide range of topics, including pressing issues facing our world.
  • Providing experiential learning opportunities, including consulting projects, research and service-learning that give students real work experience.
  • Hosting job fairs, networking receptions and on-site interviews for post-graduation jobs.
  • Connecting students and recent graduates to a huge network of alumni who are successful in their fields.
  • Developing a set of core virtues that promote the kind of ethical behavior sought out by employers.
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Highlights from the Class of 2012 Graduate Report

These infographics illustrate some of the key insights from the Class of 2012 Graduate Report. See the full report here

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