Planning your Future

The job market can be tough. The Patton College is committed to supporting students until they find employment where they can apply their knowledge and skills.

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Outstanding Graduates

At The Patton College of Education, our vision is simple. We aim to prepare the finest leaders and change agents for the diverse future of the education and human service professions. For more than 130 years, we have prepared graduates who are leader-educators and practitioners committed to creating change and meeting diverse human and social needs.


Kate Stevens

Opened Red Giraffe Designs

Kate Stevens is a graduate of the Retail Merchandising program within the Human & Consumer Sciences department... read more


Cailah Brock

Trailblazing Women Award

Cailah “Health Coach” Brock is an author, model, and speaker, as well as a certified health coach... read more


Jacob Michelman

Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

Jacob Michelman has worked in education for more than 15 years, improving countless schools as a teacher... read more


Katherine Ziff

Published "ArtBreak"

Dr. Katherine Ziff is the author of ArtBreak: A Creative Guide to Joyful and Productive Classroom ... read more

Where do they work?

The interactive chart below shows the range of sectors and sub-sectors of the economy that employ our alumni. The industries are based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), a standardized industry classification system used by federal statistical agencies. NAICS offers different levels of detail. The NAICS 2 digit sector codes provide a higher level of aggregation, whereas the NAICS 3 digit sector codes offer a narrower, more-detailed description. You can toggle between the two using the buttons below the graphic. Numbers on the graph refer to the percentage of graduates employed in a particular sector or industry.

Data for this study were obtained from the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive (OLDA). The OLDA is a data repository that is comprised of public administrative records on education, work, and training experiences of Ohio residents over time. The OLDA is a project of the Ohio Education Research Center.

Due to confidentiality restrictions, not all information can be displayed. It is important to remember that this is a snapshot of our alumni. It is based on the number of students who graduated from The Patton College between 2013 and 2016 and remained in Ohio. Graduates who left the state are not included. Similarly, the self-employed and those employed by the federal government are excluded.



Important Caveats

The chart on the left shows the percentage of graduates accepting employment within six and twelve months. This information can be broken down by year and academic level. As before, the following restrictions apply:

  • Graduates who left Ohio are not captured in this analysis; differences in employment rates between graduate and undergraduate students are due to the significant percentage of nonresident students at the graduate level (37% vs 8%), many of whom return to their home state or country after graduation. Students who pursue advanced degrees are not included.
  • The data include students who graduated between 2013 and 2016 working both full-time and part-time; the self-employed and those employed by the federal government are excluded.
Source: Ohio Education Center
Source: Ohio Education Center