Success After Graduation: First Destination Outcomes

Learn where the Class of 2023 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.

93.8% of the Class of 2023 contributed to the collection of this information.

 
 
95.4%

of the Class of 2023 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within six months of graduation

$76K

average starting salary

 

91%

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

85K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

90%

of graduates agree that their plans after graduation reflect their current career goals

93.8%

of the class of 2023's outcomes are represented in this report

97%

of graduates reported that their experiences at Lehigh helped develop the skills to be successful in their careers

509

unique employers hired Lehigh students

College Salary Report from PayScale

$147,300

Mid-Career Salary

$847K

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

 
 
95.2%

were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within six months of graduation

$61K

average starting salary

Average Starting Salaries

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Arts $65,667
Humanities $74,000
Math & Natural Sciences $52,709
Social Sciences $59,825
Interdisciplinary Programs $71,321
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS) $83,118

Top Industries

Industry Percent
Healthcare 12%
Management Consulting 8%
Financial Services 8%
Research 6%
Education 5%
Media 4%
Government 4%

Sample Employers

  • Bain & Company
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Citi
  • EY
  • Harper's Bazaar
  • Lutron Electronics
  • National Cancer Institute
  • PwC
  • Sanofi*
  • SEI
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Luke's University Health Network
  • The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labratory
  • The National Institutes of Health
  • Tribune Publishing
  • United Nations
  • Vanguard

*Recognized by FAIR360 Top 50 Companies for diversity

College of Business

 
 
95.4%

were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within six months of graduation

$82K

average starting salary

Average Starting Salaries

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Accounting $78,215
Business Analytics $67,810
Business Information Systems $83,556
Economics $77,000
Finance $83,370
Management $72,410
Marketing $59,265
Supply Chain Management $61,549
Intercollegiate Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$101,871
Intercollegiate Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$89,176

Top Industries

Industry Percent
Financial Services 24%
Management Consulting 22%
Accounting 8%
Information Technology & Services 5%
Marketing & Advertising 4%
Insurance 3%
Real Estate 3%

Top Employers

  • Accenture 
  • Air Products 
  • Alvarez & Marsal 
  • Amazon 
  • Bank of America 
  • BNY Mellon 
  • Citi 
  • Deloitte 
  • EY 
  • FTI Consulting 
  • Goldman Sachs 
  • J.P. Morgan 
  • KPMG* 
  • Microsoft 
  • Protiviti 
  • Prudential 
  • PwC 
  • Susquehanna International Group (SIG) 
  • Walmart* 
  • Wells Fargo*

*Recognized by FAIR360 Top 50 Companies for diversity

P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

 
 
96.2%

were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within six months of graduation

$84K

average starting salary

Average Starting Salaries

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Bioengineering $65,399
Chemical Engineering $78,182
Civil Engineering $72,981
Computer Engineering $99,896
Computer Science $89,272
Electrical Engineering $81,051
Environmental Engineering $68,333
Industrial & Systems Engineering $78,792
Materials Science & Engineering $80,000
Mechanical Engineering $76,059
Intercollegiate Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$101,871
Intercollegiate Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$89,176
Intercollegiate Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$83,118

Top Industries

Industry Percent
Financial Services 9%
Management Consulting 8%
Defense & Space 8%
Software Development 7%
Construction 7%
Information Technology & Services 6%
Civil Engineering 6%

Top Employers

  • Air Products 
  • Amazon 
  • BD 
  • Epic 
  • EY 
  • Fast Enterprises 
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat 
  • IBM 
  • J.P. Morgan 
  • Keysight Technologies 
  • KPMG* 
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • Messer Americas 
  • PPL 
  • PwC 
  • Raytheon, an RTX Business* 
  • Textron 
  • Vanguard 
  • Walmart* 
  • WSP

*Recognized by FAIR360 Top 50 Companies for diversity

College of Health

Students in the 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. College of Health graduates 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.

Examples of career possibilities with a degree from COH include biostatistician, epidemiologist, community health educator, hospital administrator, clinical trials scientist, healthcare consultant, policy analyst and pre-med track. 


Undergraduate Majors:

Community & Global Health
Population Health
Health, Medicine & Society (requires second major, intercollegiate program between COH and College of Arts & Sciences)
Intercollegiate Interdisciplinary Program: Business & Health

Intercollegiate Interdisciplinary Programs

Average Starting Salaries

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Computer Science & Business (CSB) $101,871
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE) $89,176
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS) $83,118

Top Industries

  • Financial Services
  • Management Consulting
  • Information Technology & Services
  • Software Development
  • Computer Software
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Medical Device
  • Retail
  • Constuction

Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • Barclays
  • BD
  • BNY Mellon
  • Citi
  • EY
  • Fast Enterprises
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG*
  • PwC
  • Susquehanna International Group (SIG)
  • Vanguard
  • Walmart*

*Recognized on the FAIR 360 Top 50 Companies

Graduate and Professional Schools: Partial Listing

Health

  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Program 

Law

  • American University Washington College of Law 
  • Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University 
  • Columbia Law School 
  • New York Law School 
  • University of Virginia School of Law

Graduate Programs

  • Clemson University 
  • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Pratt Institute 
  • Rice University 
  • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 
  • University of California San Diego 
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
  • Vanderbilt University 
  • Wake Forest University

International Students

 
 
98%

of international students in the class of 2023 were employed or continuing education within six months of graduation

 

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. Visit the Center for Career & Professional Development's website >

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.

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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.