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Career Outcomes: Job Placement Success & Postgraduate Education

Learn where the Class of 2020 landed after graduation—and discover where Lehigh can take you.

Undergraduate Outcomes Summary

At Lehigh, we take pride in providing great value for your investment. That value comes in the form of academic and research opportunities, faculty mentorship, and real world collaborative experience that prepares our students for success. You’ll leave as part of the 85,000+ Lehigh family, with the confidence and credentials to excel in your field of choice.

Our Class of 2020 rose above the challenges brought forth by COVID-19 in their final semester. Of the 1,259 bachelor’s degree recipients, verifiable data was obtained for 81% of the graduates. Outcome data for the class of 2020 includes students who received bachelor’s degrees between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

95%

of the class of 2020 are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

$67K

average starting salary of 2020 graduates

96%

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

85K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

College Salary Report from PayScale

$713K

20-Year Net ROI

$139,800

mid-Career Salary

Undergraduate Outcomes

Explore top industries, top employers and average starting salaries for each of our undergraduate colleges, as well as graduate and professional schools for graduate matriculation.

College of Arts & Sciences

 
 
93%

of the class of 2020 are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Arts & Humanities$49,787
Math & Natural Sciences$55,174
Social Sciences$49,502
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$81,067

Top Industries

IndustryPercentage of Graduates
Healthcare12%
Computer Software7%
Financial Services7%
Media5%
Research5%

Top Employers

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • AmeriCorps
  • Axtria
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Burlington Stores
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Cigna*
  • Comcast*
  • Microsoft
  • Sanofi*
  • Teach for America
  • Vitech Systems Group

*Recognized on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

College of Business

 
 
96%

of the class of 2020 are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Accounting$66,412
Business Information Systems$67,238
Economics$65,833
Finance$68,581
Management$68,000
Marketing$52,140
Supply Chain Management$61,333
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$77,774
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$77,340

Top Industries

IndustryPercentage of Graduates
Financial Services20%
Management Consulting17%
Accounting14%
Computer Software5%
Marketing & Advertising4%

Top Employers

  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg
  • Charles River Development
  • Citi
  • Crowe
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG*
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • Ross Stores
  • Susquehanna International Group (SIG)
  • Vitech Systems Group

*Recognized on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

 
 
97%

of the class of 2020 are employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Bioengineering$66,678
Chemical Engineering$71,857
Civil Engineering$67,500
Computer Engineering$72,750
Computer Science$87,400
Electrical Engineering$78,731
Environmental Engineering$59,813
Industrial & Systems Engineering$72,222
Mechanical Engineering$68,899
Materials Science & Engineering$71,024
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$77,774
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$77,340
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$81,067

Top Industries

IndustryPercentage of Graduates
Management Consulting11%
Financial Services10%
Computer Software8%
Defense & Space6%
Construction6%

Top Employers

  • Accenture*
  • Air Products
  • Axtria
  • Catalent
  • Citi
  • Clark Construction Group
  • EPIC
  • EY
  • IBM
  • Keysight Technologies
  • KPMG*
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merck
  • PwC
  • W. L. Gore & Associates

*Recognized on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

Graduate and Professional Schools: Partial Listing

Health

  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • New York Medical College
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine

Law

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • St. John's University School of Law
  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • Yale Law School

Graduate Programs

  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • The University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University

International Students

 
 
96%

of international students in the class of 2020 are employed or continuing education

 

 

The Center for Career & Professional Development

Career Learning Cycle

The mission of Lehigh’s Center for Career & Professional Development is to provide career education and connections that support student success. We fulfill this mission with a focus on students and their unique needs. Utilizing a blended learning approach, we deliver career education through career coaching, learning labs, workshops, classroom presentations, online tools and high impact experiential learning opportunities to enhance student development.

Our team is aligned with the undergraduate colleges to deliver customized career education and connections. We develop opportunities for students to connect with industry partners and alumni through mentoring, internships, on campus and virtual interviews, career expos and more.

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

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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 and full-time position.

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GAIN EXPERIENCE: Expand your skills and try experiential opportunities such as internships, capstone projects, research, international experiences, entrepreneurial experiences and community service.

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

The CCPD Network

434

unique employers hired Lehigh graduates from the class of 2020

24K+

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

20

of our top employers have committed to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace through the CEO Action Pledge

3K+

alumni mentors are available for Lehigh students