Career Outcomes: Job Placement Success & Postgraduate Education

Learn where the Class of 2021 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.

Of the 1,203 bachelor’s degree recipients, verifiable data was obtained for 86% of the graduates. Outcome data for the class of 2021 includes students who received bachelor’s degrees between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. In accordance with NACE standards, June 30, 2021 is the recognized graduation date.

97%

of the class of 2021 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

$66.5K

average starting salary of 2021 graduates

94%

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

$147,300

Mid-Career Salary

$725K

20-Year Net ROI

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

 
 
96%

of the class of 2021 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within 6 months of graduation

Average Starting Salaries

Average Starting Salary CAS - $56,753

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Humanities $55,663
Math & Natural Sciences $47,320
Social Sciences $61,629
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$62,044

Top Industries

Industry Percentage of Graduates
Healthcare 12%
Financial Services 8%
Marketing & Advertising 6%
Research 5%
Computer Software 5%
Information Technology & Services 4%
Management Consulting 4%

Top Employers

  • AlphaSights
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • City Year
  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • EY
  • Fast Enterprises
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • KIPP NYC
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Vanguard
  • Weill Cornell Medicine

College of Business

 
 
97%

of the class of 2021 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Average Starting Salaries

Average Starting Salary Business- $68,351

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Accounting $67,100
Business Information Systems $67,525
Economics $55,333
Finance $69,718
Management $65,727
Marketing $51,285
Supply Chain Management $53,500
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$86,244
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$75,073

Top Industries

Industry Percentage of Graduates
Financial Services 21%
Accounting 18%
Management Consulting 13%
Computer Software 5%
Internet 4%
Marketing & Advertising 3%
Information Technology & Services 3%

Top Employers

  • Accenture*
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BASF*
  • Citi
  • Crowe
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Goldman Sachs
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG*
  • Prudential
  • PwC
  • Vanguard

*Recognized on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

 
 
98%

of the class of 2021 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service

Average Starting Salaries

Average Starting Salary RCEAS- $72,024

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Bioengineering $68,889
Chemical Engineering $75,563
Civil Engineering $66,558
Computer Engineering $82,025
Computer Science $92,820
Electrical Engineering $76,184
Environmental Engineering $61,001
Industrial & Systems Engineering $65,105
Mechanical Engineering $68,004
Materials Science & Engineering $67,391
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$86,244
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$75,073
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$62,044

Top Industries

Industry Percentage of Graduates
Financial Services 10%
Construction 9%
Management Consulting 8%
Defense & Space 7%
Computer Software 7%
Civil Engineering 6%
Pharmaceuticals 6%

Top Employers

  • Accenture*
  • Amazon
  • Citi
  • EY
  • Globus Medical
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Kiewit
  • KPMG*
  • Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merck
  • MPR Associates
  • PPL
  • PwC
  • Vanguard

*Recognized on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

College of Health

Students in the new College of Health are turning their passion into purpose! Jobs in the healthcare sector in the US are estimated to grow more than 15% over the next decade and graduates of the Class of 2024, our first COH graduating class, will enter into this workforce prepared with classroom knowledge and hands-on, experiential learning. Anticipated career trajectories for students studying population health and community and global health include those in the private and public sectors such as pharmaceuticals, insurers, consulting companies, NGOs, healthcare systems, and care management. Government and US federal agencies such as the CDC, local and state health bureaus, international government health ministries, and the congressional budget office are additional examples of employers who have a need for employees with the skill sets obtained through the College of Health.

Graduate and Professional Schools: Partial Listing

Health

  • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Law

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Cornell Law School
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • New York Law School
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Graduate Programs

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • The George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Stanford University
  • Temple University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • Yale University

International Students

 
 
92%

of international students in the class of 2021 were 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.