Graduate College Career Outcomes
The following is an overview of career outcomes for Illinois Tech students who received advanced degrees (primarily Masters) from a variety of programs of study within their first six months of graduation. Data is viewable and filtered for the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019. Career Services tracks career outcomes on an annual basis through a survey known as First Destination.
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.
As the only business school in Chicago that is within a tech-focused university, Stuart School of Business has put its distinctive mark on business education.
You’ll find challenging business and management programs taught from an applied perspective and attuned to leading-edge industry practices. Courses emphasize hands-on problem-solving and mastery of the quantitative, analytical, and technological skills that employers seek.
Within six months of graduation, the vast majority of our graduates were employed full-time in their intended fields. Other graduates decided to continue their education or pursue volunteer and service-related opportunities.
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.
The salary information listed below is based on student-reported starting salaries and data from Optional Practical Training (OPT). Please note that these are starting salaries and do not include monetary benefits such as health insurance, tuition reimbursement etc. The geographic region is also a factor in starting salary.
While more than half of graduates work in Illinois, many choose to start their careers in different regions of the United States.