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)

2016 2015 2014
Graduate School 32% 32% 24%
Employed 73% 70% 69%
Responses 552 608 495

Please note there is overlap in the number of graduates reporting being in graduate school and employed.

Employment Sector

2016 2015 2014
Corporate 48% 47% 49%
Educational 15% 17% 20%
Not for Profit 11% 12% 19%
Entrepreneurial 3% 5% 3%
Government 2% 5% 10%