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)

More than 94% of graduates in the Class of 2023 who majored in the college were employed, enrolled in advanced degree programs, or both, when surveyed nine months after graduation. Among Elon University graduates who were employed, 95 percent said their job is directly related to their career of choice.

Status 2023 2022 2021
Graduate School 21% 19% 18%
Employed 65% 67% 62%
Both Graduate School & Employed 9% 9% 11%
Responses 493 528 511

Employment Sector

Sector 2023 2022 2021
Corporate 49% 52% 48%
Educational 23% 13% 11%
Not for Profit 19% 20% 20%
Entrepreneurial 1% 3% 8%
Government 9% 10% 12%

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.