Employment and Graduate School Placement

Employment and Graduate School Placement Rates at One Year After Graduation for 2018-19 Elmhurst University Graduates (Undergraduate Programs Only)
Graduation ClassCurrently EmployedCurrently Attending Graduate School or Other Educational ProgramsEither Employed or Attending Graduate School/Other Educational Programs
Winter 2019 Class82.7%30.1%98.7%
May 2019 Class78.9%34.0%95.6%


  1. Data sources: graduation survey, National Student Clearinghouse, and online search (Linkedin).
  2. There were 745 graduates in total in the two graduation classes. Placement information was reported or found for 544 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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