Illinois Tech Career Services is committed to students finding post-graduation success. Career Services tracks career outcomes on an annual basis through a survey known as First Destination. This data refers to the post-graduation status of students within six months of graduation and provides a snapshot view of the success undergraduates obtain.
From 2017 through 2020, 88% of our graduates reached their intended first destinations. Graduates of Illinois Tech pursue a wide variety of industries and positions in leading companies and organizations and Career Services strongly believes that engaging in internships, research, study abroad, and student organizations are practices that lead to post-graduation success. For additional information or questions, please contact Illinois Tech Career Services.
Armour College of Engineering has been educating world-class engineers since the university’s founding in 1890. As a twenty-first-century engineering student, you'll learn the principles of your profession and work in an interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes hands-on learning, teamwork, and leadership, all through the lens our four engineering themes—water, health, energy, and security—that highlight issues vital today and in the future. At Armour College you will be prepared to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to complex problems facing today’s global society.
The College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology builds on a legacy of disciplined experimentation in materials and technologies to educate and inspire the next generation of architects and landscape architects. From its landmark campus and home at S. R. Crown Hall, IIT Architecture champions an interdisciplinary approach to education and research that is simultaneously local and global in its impact. IIT Architecture students are educated to address complex, contemporary challenges of designing and constructing across all scales. Both faculty and students enjoy a longstanding relationship with professional practice in Chicago, a city with a vibrant history of innovation in architecture, design, landscape architecture, and urbanism.
Illinois Tech’s College of Science is home to five research-oriented departments in science and mathematics. Our programs are grounded in rigor and relevance, providing students special preparation to succeed in fields that require exceptional application of knowledge.
The college’s faculty and students engage in a wide variety of research-oriented programs. Both undergraduate and graduate students can find opportunities to conduct research on campus with a professor, or at nearby laboratories including Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab.
Lewis College of Human Sciences is a college rich with both passion and innovative solutions around the issues humans face in our rapidly advancing technological world. Uniquely positioned at Chicago’s only tech-focused university, our departments of humanities, psychology, and social sciences are leaders in forward-thinking scholarship at the intersection of humanity and technology.
The School of Applied Technology combines a hands-on, industry-based, project-focused approach with an understanding of how management principles apply to technology. You’ll learn the disciplines of management, development, technology and theory, operations, and security—and the professional skills to be a corporate innovator and tech entrepreneur.
The vast majority of our graduates obtained full-time employment or decided to continue their education through graduate studies.
Every year, Illinois Tech students self report their success to Career Services. Our graduates obtain positions at companies and organizations of all sizes including start up's, early-stage companies, and Fortune 500 corporations.
Additional notable companies that hired our graduates include SpaceX, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Scientific, Caterpillar, Deloitte, Oracle, Shure, Siemens, Southwest Airlines, Twitter, Slalom Consulting, Texas Instruments, Uber, Underwriter Laboratories, and Wolverine Trading.
The salary information listed below is based on student-reported starting salaries. We provide students with the information they need to understand salary expectations by industry, sector, and geographic location.
While the majority of Illinois Tech graduates remain in Illinois, students select positions across the U.S. and the world. California, New York, Texas, and Washington State have been common destinations outside of Illinois.
The list below provides a list of universities most often attended by Illinois Tech graduates for continuing education.
Illinois Tech graduates are well-positioned to pursue continuing education in a variety of areas. Around 14% of graduates decide to immediately continue their education in either masters or doctoral-level studies.
Fields of Study
An Illinois Tech degree positions graduates for continuing education in a wide variety of STEM-related areas.