Career Outcomes: Job Placement Success & Postgraduate Education

Learn where the Class of 2018 landed after graduation and discover where Lehigh can take you.

Undergraduate Outcomes Summary

Of the 1230 bachelor degree recipients, verifiable post-graduation career activities were obtained for 89% of the graduates. This data was acquired from graduates, employers, university staff members, parents, and LinkedIn profiles. Undergraduate student outcome data for the Lehigh University Class of 2018 includes students who received bachelor’s degrees between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

95%

of the class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

85K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

$65K

average starting salary of 2018 graduates

458

unique employers hired Lehigh graduates

89%

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

21,000+

full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board in 2018

2,500+

alumni mentors are available for Lehigh students

Undergraduate students doing research

College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Outcomes

95%

of the class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Arts & Humanities$53,990
Math & Natural Sciences$48,848
Social Sciences$55,442
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$74,900

Top Industries

Healthcare12%
Financial Services7%
Research5%
Internet4%
Pharmaceuticals4%

Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • BASF
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Herman Miller
  • IBM
  • Lutron Electronics
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Newsweek Media Group
  • Prudential
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • ScribeAmerica
  • Teach For America
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • World Economic Forum
  • Yelp

 

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College of Business & Economics Undergraduate Outcomes

96%

of the class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Accounting$61,073
Business Information Systems$62,864
Economics$60,200
Finance$64,887
Management$60,958
Marketing$55,850
Supply Chain Management$61,823
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$76,677
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$74,585

Top Industries

IndustryPercentage of Graduates
Financial Services20%
Accounting19%
Management Consulting9%
Marketing & Advertising6%
Information Technology5%

Top Employers

  • Accenture
  • ADP
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • UBS
  • Vanguard
  • Vitech Systems Group

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

94%

of the class of 2018 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Average Starting Salaries

DisciplineAverage Starting Salary
Bioengineering$58,364
Chemical Engineering$70,638
Civil Engineering$64,932
Computer Engineering$71,355
Computer Science (EN)$87,077
Electrical Engineering$68,049
Environmental Engineering$62,750
Industrial & Systems Engineering$66,080
Mechanical Engineering$67,700
Materials Science & Engineering$56,500
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$76,677
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$74,585
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$74,900

Top Industries

IndustryPercentage of Graduates
Financial Services8%
Defense & Space7%
Construction7%
Information Technology6%
Computer Software6%

Top Employers

  • Amazon
  • Cisco
  • Citi
  • ExxonMobil
  • EY
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Merck
  • Pfizer
  • PwC
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Vitech Systems Group
  • W. L. Gore & Associates

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Graduate and Professional Schools and Fields of Study

 

Graduate & Professional Schools Fields of Study

IndustryPercentage of Graduates
Engineering31%
Business24%
Humanities & Social Sciences15%
Health Professions10%
Natural Sciences8%
Law4%
Math & Computer Science4%
Art & Design2%
Education2%

Graduate Matriculation: Partial Listing

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Princeton University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Stanford University
  • Temple University
  • Thomas Jefferson University - Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Tufts University
  • University of California, Berkley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • Yeshiva - Cardozo School of Law
95%

of Lehigh applicants received acceptances to law school on average in the last 3 years*

*the 3-year national average is 76%

91%

of '18 Lehigh graduates who applied to allopathic medical schools* were accepted

*with 3.71 GPAs/84th percentile MCAT scores (which were the national averages)

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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.