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Career Outcomes: Class of 2015

Overall, 96% of the class of 2015 achieved career-related employment, entered graduate school, or landed other opportunities within their plan. Undergraduate student outcome data for the Lehigh University Class of 2015 includes those students who received bachelor's degrees between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Of the 1,183 bachelor degree recipients, verifiable post-graduation career activities were obtained for 87% of the graduates. This data was acquired directly from graduates, employers, university staff members, parents, and LinkedIn profiles.

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OUTCOMES SUMMARY

All Majors: 
Employment:68%
Graduate School1:24%
Other2:4%
Still Seeking:4%

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

LAUNCHING CAREER JOURNEYS


A CUSTOMIZED APPROACH

During 2014-2015, The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) staff launched a career development model that emphasizes strategic career planning and goal setting with students. To best create an individual career action plan, we encourage students to begin working with our team as early as their first year at Lehigh through graduation (and beyond).

CAMPUS COMMUNITIES

Students benefit from the strong partnerships our career communities and special populations including academic departments, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of Graduate Student Life. These connections strengthen opportunities for students in all majors and interest areas such as pre-health and pre-law.

  • 11,108 interactions facilitated by CCPD
  • 4,340 attended 177 workshops and events
  • 3,638 scheduled career coaching sessions
  • 3,130 interviewed with employers on campus

CAREER CONNECTIONS

Lehigh University students and graduates are in demand. The CCPD team continually builds relationships with employers to maximize co-ops and internship opportunities, job postings, on-campus interviews, networking contacts, and more.

  • Connected 154 employers to 1,646 students during Fall Career Fair
  • Posted 2,905 full-time positions and 977 co-ops and internships
  • Linked 4,163 students to online job/internship board

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

UNDERGRADUATE OUTCOMES

Employment:49%
Graduate School:30%
President's Scholar:8%
Other:8%
Still Seeking:5%

TOP EMPLOYERS

AmeriCorps
Bain & Company
Bloomingdale's
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
DuPont
Ernst & Young
Fulbright
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
National Institutes of Health
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Rodale Press, Inc.
SAP
Teach for America
The Vanguard Group
Thomson Reuters

TOP INDUSTRIES

Education:8%
Financial Services:8%
Hospital and Health Care:7%
Information Technology and Services:6%
Marketing and Advertising5%
College of Arts & SciencesAverage Starting Salary
Arts & Humanities$48,200
Interdisciplinary Programs$49,986
Mathematics & Natural Sciences$48,571
Social Sciences$39,754
Integrated Program
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)$59,944

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

UNDERGRADUATE OUTCOMES

Employment:86%
Graduate School:7%
President's Scholar:3%
Still Seeking:3%
Other:1%

TOP EMPLOYERS

Amazon
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bloomberg, L.P.
CitiGroup
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ernst & Young, LLP
IBM
JPMorgan Chase
KPMG, LLP
Lord & Taylor
Moody's
Morgan Stanley & Co.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Prudential
Ross Stores, Inc.

TOP INDUSTRIES

Accounting:22%
Banking:15%
Financial Services:14%
Consulting Services:9%
Retail:6%
College of Business & EconomicsAverage Starting Salary
Accounting$58,921
Business Information Systems$63,625
Economics$52,500
Finance$63,244
Management$46,666
Marketing$53,174
Supply Chain Management$58,340
Integrated Programs
Computer Science & Business$66,150
Integrated Business & Engineering$73,025

P.C. ROSSIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES

UNDERGRADUATE OUTCOMES

Employment:70%
Graduate School:18%
President's Scholar:6%
Still Seeking:5%
Other:1%

TOP EMPLOYERS

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Axtria
Deloitte COnsulting LLP
Ernst & Young, LLP
ExxonMobil
General Electric
IBM
Kiewit Construction Company
Linde
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Magnesita Refractories
Pratt & Whitney
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
TW Connectivity

TOP INDUSTRIES

Consulting Services:8%
Information Technology and Services:8%
Defense and Space:7%
Chemicals:6%
Construction:6%
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied ScienceAverage Starting Salary
Bioengineering$60,500
Chemical Engineering$72,115
Civil/Environmental Engineering$56,782
Computer Engineering$67,062
Computer Science$69,000
Electrical Engineering$60,142
Industrial & Systems Engineering$61,333
Materials Science & Engineering$72,750
Mechanical Engineering$65,938
Integrated Programs
Computer Science & Business$66,150
Integrated Business & Engineering$73,025
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)$59,944

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS AND FIELDS OF STUDY

Engineering32%
Business17%
Health Professions14%
Humanities and Social Sciences14%
Education7%
Natural Sciences6%
Law5%
Art & Design3%
Math & Computer Science2%

24% of the respondents from the Lehigh Class of 2015 chose to attend graduate or professional school. This 24% also includes Lehigh President’s Scholars.

In 2015, 79% of the Lehigh candidates who applied to allopathic (M.D.) medical schools with grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.7 or better and MCAT scores of 30 or above were accepted. (3.7 GPA/30 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 76%.

 

Schools Where Lehigh Graduates Matriculated (partial listing)

American University Washington College of Law
Boston University
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Fordham University School of Law
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
St. John's University School of Law
Stanford University
Temple University
Temple University School of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Michigan Law School
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Yale University
Yale School of Medicine

 

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