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Employment and Graduate School Placement

Employment and Graduate School Placement Rates at One Year After Graduation for 2017‐18 Elmhurst University Graduates
Graduation ClassCurrently EmployedCurrently Attending Graduate School or Other Educational ProgramsEither Employed or Attending Graduate School/Other Educational Programs
Winter 2018 Class88.6%19.3%97.7%
May 2018 Class85.0%29.0%93.7%


  1. Data sources: graduation survey, National Student Clearinghouse, and online search (Linkedin).
  2. There were 754 graduates in total in the two graduation classes. Placement information was reported or found for 635 graduates.

A Report of Elmhurst University Alumni Salaries

Starting Salary

The median starting salary for alumni with three years of post-graduation work experience and whose highest degree is a bachelor’s.

Elmhurst College$47,600
Average of Peer Institutions$46,800

Note: Peer institutions include 18 four-year private universities and colleges in the Chicago area.

Starting Salaries by Major for Elmhurst University Alumni

Business, Management, Marketing and Related$49,500
Communication, Journalism and Related Programs$46,700
Computer and Information Sciences$48,000
Health Professions and Related$65,000
Mathematics and Statistics$59,300
Multi-Disciplinary Studies$52,100
Physical Sciences$46,100
Social Sciences$54,900
Visual and Performing Arts$44,000

Data Source: U.S. News & World Report’s College Compass. Retrieved September 2018.

Employment and Graduate School Placement Rates from a Summer 2013 Alumni Survey

Time Since GraduationCurrently EmployedCurrently Attending Graduate SchoolEither Employed or Attending Graduate School
1 year77.8%33.3%93.3%
1 to 3 years79.2%23.8%91.1%
1 to 5 years80.0%22.3%90.0%
1 to 10 years86.8%18.7%93.6%

Data Source: Summer 2013 Alumni Survey

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