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 21 academic departments offering more than 60 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 2021 2020 2019
Graduate School 18% 16% 16%
Employed 62% 55% 63%
Both Graduate School & Employed 12% 15% 12%
Responses 511 538 533

Employment Sector

Sector 2021 2020 2019
Corporate 48% 44% 46%
Educational 11% 19% 20%
Not for Profit 20% 21% 21%
Entrepreneurial 8% 6% 5%
Government 12% 11% 8%

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.