Outcomes

Earlhamites are driven to make the world—and their respective fields—better. Often they dedicate their lives—and their careers—for good. Earlham graduates are winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, the Golden Globe Award, the Rhodes and Knight-Hennessy scholarships. They include diplomats, doctors, teachers and advocates—and most credit Earlham for influencing their world views and preparing them for diverse and dynamic careers.

For generations, Earlham has also been one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the U.S. for percentage of graduates who go on to earn research doctorates, including the Ph.D. Through rigorous academics and thoughtful mentoring, our students become strong candidates for top graduate programs and academic fellowships.

CLASS OF 2020 STUDENT OUTCOMES

EARLHAMITES ARE…

Earlham graduates were the first from Afghanistan and the State of Palestine to earn the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University and the first from Ghana to earn Stanford University’s Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. (Summia Tora ’20, Hashem Abu Sham’a ’17 and Cyrus Buckman ’18)

Some 40 Earlham students have received Watson Fellowships and 36 have received Fulbright awards, prestigious post-graduate awards that support international travel, independent research, and teaching experiences abroad.

A team of Earlhamites won the $1M Hult Prize, the largest student competition for the social good that rewards world-changing ideas.

Margaret Hamilton ’58 is a computer scientist who helped create the on-board flight software for NASA’s Apollo and Skylab missions and the Space Shuttle.

Golden Globe-winner Michael C. Hall ’93 starred as “Dexter” on the popular Showtime series. His other acting credits include a leading role in “Six Feet Under” and an appearance as John F. Kennedy in “The Crown.”

Sculptor Simone Leigh ’90 is the first Black woman to represent the U.S. at the Venice Biennale.

Earlham graduates routinely earn funding from the National Science Foundation, which supports tuition for grad school and research in a variety of disciplines.

Earlham is among the nation’s leaders in higher education for the percentage of our graduates who earn advanced degrees, including the Ph.D.

(Source: Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium)

Earlham students are deeply invested in the community and they contribute to the betterment of our neighbors—and our neighborhoods. New playgrounds and fundraising to support improvements at Clear Creek Park and Middlefork Reservoir in Richmond are a result of students’ hard work, research and fundraising.

EARLHAMITES ARE…
  • Global citizens and achievers 01
  • Trailblazers and celebrated icons 02
  • Scientists and discovery-makers 03
  • Life-long learners 04
  • Community builders 05

Earlham graduates were the first from Afghanistan and the State of Palestine to earn the Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University and the first from Ghana to earn Stanford University’s Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. (Summia Tora ’20, Hashem Abu Sham’a ’17 and Cyrus Buckman ’18)

Some 40 Earlham students have received Watson Fellowships and 36 have received Fulbright awards, prestigious post-graduate awards that support international travel, independent research, and teaching experiences abroad.

A team of Earlhamites won the $1M Hult Prize, the largest student competition for the social good that rewards world-changing ideas.

Margaret Hamilton ’58 is a computer scientist who helped create the on-board flight software for NASA’s Apollo and Skylab missions and the Space Shuttle.

Golden Globe-winner Michael C. Hall ’93 starred as “Dexter” on the popular Showtime series. His other acting credits include a leading role in “Six Feet Under” and an appearance as John F. Kennedy in “The Crown.”

Sculptor Simone Leigh ’90 is the first Black woman to represent the U.S. at the Venice Biennale.

Earlham graduates routinely earn funding from the National Science Foundation, which supports tuition for grad school and research in a variety of disciplines.

Earlham is among the nation’s leaders in higher education for the percentage of our graduates who earn advanced degrees, including the Ph.D.

(Source: Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium)

Earlham students are deeply invested in the community and they contribute to the betterment of our neighbors—and our neighborhoods. New playgrounds and fundraising to support improvements at Clear Creek Park and Middlefork Reservoir in Richmond are a result of students’ hard work, research and fundraising.

Immersive learning opportunities…

Endlessly curious. Passionately engaged. Community builders. Global citizens. See how Earlhamites are moving the world forward, for good.

…lead to meaningful careers

From summer internships to collaborative research to full-time employment around the globe, Earlhamites have unparalleled opportunities to connect their classroom learning with résumé-building experiences. The EPIC Advantage guarantees that every Earlham student can pursue a fully funded, career-defining internship or research experience before graduation.

Learn more about how Earlham prepares graduates for success in the stories below.