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Career Outcomes: Job Placement Success & Postgraduate Education

Learn where the Class of 2019 landed after graduation and discover where Lehigh can take you.

Undergraduate Outcomes Summary

Of the 1,146 bachelor’s degree recipients, verifiable data was obtained for 87% of the graduates. Outcome data for the class of 2019 includes students who received bachelor’s degrees between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

95%

of the class of 2019 are are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

85K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

$67K

average starting salary of 2019 graduates

434

unique employers hired Lehigh graduates

94%

of our students completed one or more internships or an experiential learning opportunity

22,000+

full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board in 2019

3,000+

alumni mentors are available for Lehigh students

Undergraduate students doing research

College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Outcomes

93%

of the class of 2019 are are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Arts & Humanities$55,743
Math & Natural Sciences$52,710
Social Sciences$51,319
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$65,290

 

Top Industries

Industry Percentage of Graduates
Healthcare 11%
Financial Services 8%
Higher Education 6%
Management Consulting 5%
Legal Services 4%

Top Employers

  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Condé Nast
  • Corning
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • L'Oréal
  • Lutron Electronics
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Moody's Analytics
  • SAP
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Teach for America
  • The Walt Disney Company

 

Undergraduate students in FSL lab

College of Business Undergraduate Outcomes

97%

of the class of 2019 are are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Accounting$63,187
Business Information Systems$78,864
Economics$65,125
Finance$67,753
Management$58,167
Marketing$53,281
Supply Chain Management$60,688
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$88,427
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$78,656

 

Top Industries

IndustryPercentage of Graduates
Financial Services23%
Management Consulting15%
Accounting13%
Marketing & Advertising5%
Healthcare4%

Top Employers

  • Accenture
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bloomberg
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Prudential
  • PwC
  • SEI
  • Vanguard

Undergraduate students writing on white board

P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Undergraduate Outcomes

96%

of the class of 2019 are are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Bioengineering$59,220
Chemical Engineering$66,892
Civil Engineering$64,351
Computer Engineering$72,154
Computer Science$84,162
Electrical Engineering$77,000
Environmental Engineering$64,500
Industrial & Systems Engineering$70,091
Mechanical Engineering$68,309
Materials Science & Engineering$65,929
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$88,427
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$78,656
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$65,290

 

Top Industries

IndustryPercentage of Graduates
Management Consulting15%
Financial Services10%
Defense & Space10%
Computer Software6%
Information Technology5%

 

Top Employers

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Epic Systems
  • EY
  • Google
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • PwC
  • Raytheon
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Siemens
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • W. L. Gore & Associates

graduate students doing research

Graduate and Professional Schools

Graduate Matriculation: Partial Listing

 

Health

  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

 

 

Law

  • Boston College Law School
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Emory University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • New York University School of Law
  • Rutgers Law School
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School

 

 

Graduate Programs

  • Boston College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Clemson University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Michigan
  • Washington University in St. Louis

 

 

Students at networking event

The Center for Career & Professional Development

Career Learning Cycle

The mission of Lehigh’s Center for Career & Professional Development (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 employer partners and alumni through externships, internships, on-campus interviews, career expos and more. Our career coaching team is aligned with the three undergraduate colleges to deliver customized career education and connections.

The career learning cycle is a simple way to help you think about and plan your future. The CCPD uses a four-year learning cycle that helps students take charge of their career development.

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EXPLORE: Ask big questions, and explore and participate in activities that will help you develop an understanding of how your strengths, skills, interests and values relate to your choice of a major and career.

Develop Skills

DEVELOP SKILLS: Build effective skills and your personal brand, and develop the tools and strategies needed to secure an internship or full-time position.

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GAIN EXPERIENCE: Try things through capstone projects, research, study abroad and leadership opportunities, as well as internships, externships or a co-op position.

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BUILD CONNECTIONS AND NETWORK: Build connections and network, seek information and advice about career paths and work with the CCPD team to develop a strategy.