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The job market is presently booming, but experts say there won't always be an abundance of jobs. As many as 96.2% of graduates from these 50 universities find themselves employed 10 years after graduation. Lebanon Valley College in Annvile, Pennsylvania topped the list.

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  • The job market is booming, but experts say there won't always be an abundance of jobs.
  • As many as 96.2% of graduates from these 50 universities find themselves employed 10 years after graduation.
  • Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech made the list for best colleges for employability — see if your school did as well.

Recent graduates are entering one of the best job markets in decades, but economists say that cheery circumstance won't last forever.

Almost all graduates of these 50 colleges across the country find jobs.

Career site Zippia used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and CollegeScoreCard to find the schools in each state where the highest percentage of graduates had full-time jobs 10 years after graduation. Note that type of job or salary was not specified, only whether or not graduates were employed.

The best college nationwide for job placement is Lebanon Valley College in Annvile, Pennsylvania. It has a 96.2% placement rate. Here are the 49 other best schools for the post-graduate job hunt.

Alaska

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Alaska

(Alaska Pacific University/Facebook)

College: Alaska Pacific University

Placement rate: 84.7%



Alabama

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Alabama

(Flickr/Robert S. Donovan)

College: Auburn University

Placement rate: 90.7%



Arkansas

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Arkansas

(Facebook/University of Arkansas)

College: University of Arkansas for Medical Services

Placement rate: 92.5%



Arizona

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Arizona

(Via Wikimedia Commons)

College: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Prescott

Placement rate: 92.0%



California

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California

(Facebook/universityofthepacific)

College: University of the Pacific

Placement rate: 92.2%



Colorado

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Colorado

(Colorado School of Mines/Facebook)

College: Colorado School of Mines

Placement rate: 89.9%



Connecticut

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Connecticut

(Morrow Long/Flickr)

College: Quinnipiac University

Placement rate: 95.2%



Delaware

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Delaware

(Wikimedia Commons)

College: University of Delaware

Placement rate: 94.8%



Florida

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Florida

(Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach/Facebook)

College: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University — Daytona Beach

Placement rate: 92.0%



Georgia

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Georgia

(Facebook/georgiatech)

College: Georgia Tech

Placement rate: 92.9%



Hawaii

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Hawaii

(sshreeves/Flickr)

College: Hawaii Pacific University

Placement rate: 87.7%



Iowa

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Iowa

(Charlie Neibergall/AP)

College: Drake University

Placement rate: 94.7%



Idaho

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Idaho

(The College of Idaho/Facebook)

College: The College of Idaho

Placement rate: 90.6%



Illinois

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Illinois

(Amy Guth/Flickr)

College: Millikin University

Placement rate: 93.7%



Indiana

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Indiana

(Facebook/Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

College: University of Notre Dame

Placement rate: 94.5%



Kansas

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Kansas

(Kansas Wesleyan University/Facebook)

College: Kansas Wesleyan University

Placement rate: 91.8%



Kentucky

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Kentucky

(Alan Yung/Facebook)

College: Georgetown College

Placement rate: 92.5%



Louisiana

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Louisiana

(Xavier University of Louisiana/Facebook)

College: Xavier University of Louisiana

Placement rate: 93.4%



Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

(Endicott College/Facebook)

College: Endicott College

Placement rate: 95.3%



Maryland

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Maryland

(Mount St. Mary's University/Facebook)

College: Mount St. Mary's University

Placement rate: 94.0%



Maine

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Maine

(University of New England/Facebook)

College: University of New England

Placement rate: 92.9%



Michigan

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Michigan

(Kettering University/Facebook)

College: Kettering University

Placement rate: 95.1%



Minnesota

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Minnesota

(University of St. Thomas/Facebook)

College: University of St. Thomas

Placement rate: 94.4%



Missouri

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Missouri

(Brandon Schlechter/Facebook)

College: Saint Louis University

Placement rate: 93.5%



Mississippi

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Mississippi

(The University of Mississippi - Ole Miss/Facebook)

College: University of Mississippi

Placement rate: 92.9%



Montana

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Montana

(Montana State University/Facebook)

College: Montana State University

Placement rate: 90.0%



North Carolina

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North Carolina

(Elon University/Facebook)

College: Elon University

Placement rate: 94.0%



North Dakota

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North Dakota

(University of Mary Student Government/Facebook)

College: University of Mary

Placement rate: 94.7%



Nebraska

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Nebraska

(Nebraska Wesleyan University/Facebook)

College: Nebraska Wesleyan University

Placement rate: 95.2%



New Hampshire

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New Hampshire

(Keene State College/Facebook)

College: Keene State College

Placement rate: 93.6%



New Jersey

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New Jersey

(Gildardo Sánchez/Flickr)

College: Stevens Institute of Technology

Placement rate: 94.5%



New Mexico

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New Mexico

(Lee Gagner/Facebook)

College: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Placement rate: 88.0%



Nevada

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Nevada

(UNLV/Facebook)

College: University of Nevada — Las Vegas

Placement rate: 87.3%



New York

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New York

(Hobart and William Smith Colleges/Facebook)

College: Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Placement rate: 95.5%



Ohio

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Ohio

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College: Ohio Northern University

Placement rate: 95.5%



Oklahoma

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Oklahoma

(Southern Nazarene University/Facebook)

College: Southern Nazarene University

Placement rate: 89.2%



Oregon

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Oregon

(I, Cacophony/Wikimedia Commons)

College: Oregon Health and Science University

Placement rate: 95.5%



Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

(Lebanon Valley College/Facebook)

College: Lebanon Valley College

Placement rate: 96.2%



Rhode Island

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Rhode Island

(Salve Regina University/Facebook)

College: Salve Regina University

Placement rate: 95.9%



South Carolina

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South Carolina

(The Citadel/Facebook)

College: The Citadel

Placement rate: 93.7%



South Dakota

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South Dakota

(University of Sioux Falls/Facebook)

College: University of Sioux Falls

Placement rate: 95.4%



Tennessee

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Tennessee

(Via Wikimedia Commons)

College: Vanderbilt University

Placement rate: 91.6%



Texas

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Texas

(McMurry University/Facebook)

College: McMurry University

Placement rate: 92.9%



Utah

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Utah

(Jim Fisher/Facebook)

College: Westminster College

Placement rate: 87.8%



Virginia

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Virginia

(Flickr/Rick C)

College: Virginia Tech

Placement rate: 93.6%



Vermont

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Vermont

(Saint Michael's College/Facebook)

College: Saint Michael's College

Placement rate: 94.2%



Washington

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Washington

(Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

College: Pacific Lutheran University

Placement rate: 91.9%



Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

(University of Wisconsin-Platteville/Facebook)

College: University of Wisconsin — Platteville

Placement rate: 95.3%



West Virginia

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West Virginia

(Bethany College/Facebook)

College: Bethany College

Placement rate: 94.2%



Wyoming

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Wyoming

(Via Wikimedia Commons)

College: University of Wyoming

Placement rate: 88.7%