Employment & Graduate School Status

Each year Elon’s Student Professional Development Center conducts a survey of the most recent graduating class, nine months following graduation, to ascertain employment or graduate school status. With 20 academic departments offering more than 40 different majors our graduates pursue a wide variety of professional outcomes. Approximately one fifth of the graduating seniors report attending graduate school; the percentage of students pursuing advanced professional degrees upon graduation is higher in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Employment & Graduate School Status (nine months after graduation)

Status 2020 2019 2018
Graduate School 16% 16% 21%
Employed 55% 63% 65%
Both Graduate School & Employed 15% 12% 6%
Responses 538 533 521

Employment Sector

Sector 2020 2019 2018
Corporate 44% 46% 48%
Educational 19% 20% 16%
Not for Profit 21% 21% 25%
Entrepreneurial 6% 5% 4%
Government 11% 8% 7%

Career Development Services

The College of Arts and Sciences career services team provides guidance and support to Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences students as they pursue successful careers and post-graduate work.

Check out additional resources offered by the Student Professional Development Center to learn more about resume and cover letter writing, the job and internship search, interviewing, networking and much more.