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Career Outcomes: Class of 2016

Overall, 95% of the class of 2016 achieved career-related employment, entered graduate school, or landed other opportunities within their plan. Undergraduate student outcome data for the Lehigh University Class of 2016 includes students who received bachelor’s degrees between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Of the 1,159 bachelor degree recipients, verifiable postgraduation career activities were obtained for 88% of the graduates. This data was acquired from graduates, employers, university staff members, parents, and LinkedIn profiles.

UNDERGRADUATE OUTCOMES SUMMARY

Pie chart showing that 95% of undergraduate students landing opportunities within their plan. 68% are employed, 25% in graduate school, 5% still seeking, 2% other.

“Graduate School” includes Lehigh President’s Scholars. Under this program, students who graduate with a GPA of 3.75 or higher may qualify to take a fifth year of classes tuition free. “Other” includes service programs, military, and non-employment by choice.

LAUNCHING CAREER JOURNEYS


A CUSTOMIZED APPROACH

The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) uses a four-year learning cycle that helps students take charge of their career development. Our career coaching team works with students through each phase of the cycle — helping students reach their goals and potential, understand who they are, and where they want to go.

CAREER EDUCATION

Students benefit from a supportive campus culture where faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners play an active role in their career development. Our career coaching team is embedded in the three undergraduate colleges to deliver customized career education and opportunities to targeted student populations.

  • 4,096 attendees at career events and programs
  • 2,827 interviews with employers on campus
  • 3,269 one-on-one career coaching appointments
  • 10,000+ interactions with CCPD programs and resources

CAREER CONNECTIONS

The mission of CCPD is to provide career education and connections that support student success. We fulfill this mission by actively developing opportunities for students to connect with industry partners and alumni through externships, internships, co-ops, immersion trips, career expos, full-time positions, on-campus interviews, and career programs.

  • 230 companies interviewed students on campus
  • 2,073 students connected with 236 employers during fall and spring career expos
  • 158 alumni in the newly-launched Lucid mentor program
  • 3,585 full-time positions posted
  • 1,022 co-ops and internships posted

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

UNDERGRADUATE OUTCOMES

Pie chart showing undergraduate outcomes for the College of Arts and Sciences, 93% landed opportunites within their plan. 48% are employed, 30% are in graduate school, 9% are president's scholars, 7% are still seekign, 6% other.

TOP EMPLOYERS

Barclays Capital, Inc.
BASF
Center for Infectious Disease Research
Cushman & Wakefield
Ernst & Young, LLP
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
IBM
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Madison Square Garden Promotions, Inc.
Microsoft
Morton Salt, Inc.
National Basketball Association
Nickelodeon
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Sotheby’s
Twitter

TOP INDUSTRIES

Financial Services: 10%
Education: 9%
Advertising: 8%
Health Services: 7%
Merchandising 6%

AVERAGE STARTING SALARIES

Disciplines Average Starting Salary
Arts & Humanities $53,083
Interdisciplinary Programs $51,458
Mathematics & Natural Sciences $54,004
Social Sciences $41,064
Integrated Program
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS) $70,000

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

UNDERGRADUATE OUTCOMES

Pie chart showing undergraduate outcomes for the College of Business and Economics, 97% landed opportunites within their plan. 89% are employed, 6% are in graduate school, 1% are president's scholars, 3% are still seekign, 1% other.

TOP EMPLOYERS

Amazon
Apprise Software, Inc.
Barclays Capital, Inc.
BASF
Bloomingdale’s
CitiGroup
Credit Suisse Group
Crowe Howarth, LLP
Deloitte
Ernst & Young, LLP
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
KPMG, LLP
Pfizer, Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Ross Stores, Inc.

TOP INDUSTRIES

Financial Services: 24%
Accounting: 17%
Consulting Services: 10%
Computer Software: 6%
Merchandising: 5%

AVERAGE STARTING SALARIES

Disciplines Average Starting Salary
Accounting $56,832
Business Information Systems $60,371
Economics $58,000
Finance $66,650
Marketing $51,444
Supply Chain Management $56,309
Integrated Programs
Computer Science & Business $74,125
Integrated Business & Engineering $64,461

P.C. ROSSIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES

UNDERGRADUATE OUTCOMES

Pie chart showing undergraduate outcomes for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 97% landed opportunites within their plan. 71% are employed, 17% are in graduate school, 8% are president's scholars, 3% are still seekign, 1% other.

TOP EMPLOYERS

Clark Construction Group, LLC
Deloitte
Ernst & Young, LLP
ExxonMobil Corporation
GlaxoSmithKline
IBM
Ingersoll Rand, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
KPMG, LLP
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
OSIsoft
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Sanofi Pasteur
Texas Instruments
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

TOP INDUSTRIES

Consulting Services: 12%
Engineering/Surveying: 11%
Computer Software: 11%
Financial Services: 9%
Aerospace: 6%

AVERAGE STARTING SALARIES

Disciplines Average Starting Salary
Bioengineering $63,500
Chemical Engineering $71,786
Civil Engineering $60,880
Computer Engineering $69,650
Computer Science $73,250
Electrical Engineering $67,978
Environmental Engineering $62,000
Industrial & Systems Engineering $66,812
Materials Science & Engineering $61,800
Mechanical Engineering $61,397
Integrated Programs
Computer Science & Business $74,125
Integrated Business & Engineering $64,461
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS) $70,000

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS AND FIELDS OF STUDY

Pie chart showing graduate and professional schools and fields of study. 39% engineering, 13% health professions, 11% humanities and social sciences, 5% law, 6% math and computer science, 5% natural sciences, 2% art and design, 12% business, 7% education.

25% of the respondents from the Lehigh Class of 2016 chose to attend graduate or professional school. This 25% includes Lehigh President’s Scholars.

In 2016, 95% of the Lehigh candidates who applied to allopathic (M.D.) medical schools with grade point averages of 3.7 or better and MCAT scores at the 80th percentile or above were accepted (3.7 GPA/80th percentile MCAT were the national averages of students accepted into medical schools).

Over the last three years, an average of 92% of Lehigh applicants received acceptances to law school, as compared with the three-year national average of 78%.

 

Schools Where Lehigh Graduates Matriculated (partial listing)

Benjamin J. Cardozo Law School
Boston University
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Lehigh University
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
New York University School of Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Stanford University
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tulane University Law School
University College London
University of California Los Angeles
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
University of Rochester
University of Virginia
School of Medicine
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Villanova University School of Law
Wake Forest School of Medicine

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