Bradley is Best in Illinois

Finding a job after graduation isn't always easy, but choosing Bradley can help you lock in one. The career site Zippia ranked schools based on students finding employment after graduation and Bradley is #1 in Illinois.

Bradley has several nationally known programs including engineering, game design, and health professions; these industries are growing, and the jobs are in high demand. Bradley offers what the economy needs, and students are prepared with both the classroom knowledge and the soft skills that employers say is lacking these days.

Another asset to Bradley students is the Smith Career Center. The SCC provides comprehensive career services to students including resume assistance, interview preparation, career advisement, job search workshops and more. The programs and services offered are responsive to current trends and economic conditions affecting the job market.

Above all, experiential learning is a focal point of a Bradley education. These are internships, co-ops, study abroad and other real-world learning experiences. Often a student will have multiple internships, which gets them in the door of a company while they are still in school. They get the hands-on experiences to go with the classroom learning.

Bradley has a 93% placement rate (5-year average) which means those graduates reported finding employment or chose to continue their education within six months of graduation.

Some media in Bradley University's current print, video and online materials was acquired before the COVID-19 pandemic. Media acquired after the pandemic began was done so in compliance with Bradley's COVID-19 safety protocols at the time. The ongoing safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the utmost concern during these unprecedented times.