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Success After Graduation: First Destination Outcomes

Learn where the Class of 2022 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.

91% of the Class of 2022 contributed to the collection of this information.

 
 
95%

of the Class of 2022 were employed, continuing education or pursuing military or volunteer service within six months of graduation

$75K

average starting salary

91%

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

85K

graduates in the Lehigh alumni network

92%

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

College Salary Report from PayScale

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$147,300

Mid-Career Salary

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$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

 
 
92%

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

$58K

average starting salary

Average Starting Salaries

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Arts $61,007
Humanities $39,936
Math & Natural Sciences $55,607
Social Sciences $60,997
Interdisciplinary Programs $57,383
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS) $64,910

Top Industries

Industry Percent
Healthcare 11%
Financial Services 8%
Computer Software 6%
Research 6%
Information Technology & Services 5%
Biotechnology 4%
Apparel & Fashion 4%

Top Employers

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Epic
  • GLG
  • Google
  • JLL
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lutron
  • Morgan Stanley
  • The New York Times
  • OraSure Technologies
  • Posse Foundation
  • PwC
  • Roux
  • U.S. Army

College of Business

 
 
98%

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

$81K

average starting salary

Average Starting Salaries

Discipline Average Starting Salary
Accounting $74,250
Business Information Systems $74,344
Economics $74,929
Finance $80,117
Management $72,500
Marketing $65,180
Supply Chain Management $66,050
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$102,478
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$82,535

Top Industries

Industry Percent
Financial Services 25%
Accounting 19%
Management Consulting 13%
Computer Software 6%
Information Technology & Services 6%
Real Estate 3%
Banking 3%

Top Employers

  • Accenture*
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bloomberg
  • Citi
  • Crowe
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG*
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • UBS

*Recognized on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science

 
 
96%

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
Bioengineering $71,005
Chemical Engineering $75,601
Civil Engineering $65,991
Computer Engineering $89,625
Computer Science (EN) $94,036
Electrical Engineering $82,290
Environmental Engineering $53,700
Industrial & Systems Engineering $83,083
Materials Science & Engineering $63,000
Mechanical Engineering $75,014
Interdisciplinary Program:
Computer Science & Business (CSB)
$102,478
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Business & Engineering (IBE)
$82,535
Interdisciplinary Program:
Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts & Sciences (IDEAS)
$64,910

Top Industries

Industry Percent
Computer Software 11%
Management Consulting 8%
Information Technology & Services 7%
Financial Services 6%
Accounting 6%
Civil Engineering 6%
Defense & Space 6%

Top Employers

  • Air Products
  • Amazon
  • Crowe
  • Deloitte
  • Epic
  • EY
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG*
  • Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lutron
  • Merck
  • Meta
  • Microsoft
  • Naval Nuclear Laboratory
  • PwC
  • Sanofi*
  • UBS
  • W. L. Gore & Associates

*Recognized on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

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.

Graduate and Professional Schools: Partial Listing

Health

  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Law

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • The George Washington University School of Law
  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Graduate Programs

  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University
  • Princeton University
  • Rice University
  • Tufts University
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Rochester
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University

International Students

 
 
98%

of international students in the class of 2022 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. 

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.