Employment and Graduate School Placement

Employment and Graduate School Placement Rates at One Year After Graduation for 2016‐17 Elmhurst College Graduates

Graduation ClassCurrently EmployedCurrently Attending Graduate School or Other Educational ProgramsEither Employed or Attending Graduate School/Other Educational Programs
Winter 2017 Class92.1%22.2%95.2%
May 2017 Class77.5%27.0%93.8%


  1. The major source of data is the Outcomes Survey administered to each of the two classes at four points from the time of graduation through one year after graduation;
  2. 63 graduates from Class Winter 2017 and 178 graduates from Class May 2017 responded to the survey, yielding a response rate of 32.1% and 34.5%, respectively;
  3. Some graduates responded initially, but did not respond at the point of one year after graduation. Their information might be updated using data obtained from other sources, including National Student Clearinghouse and the College’s academic or administrative departments.

A Report of Elmhurst College 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 College 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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