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, 2019, and 2020.   Career Services tracks career outcomes on an annual basis through a survey known as First Destination.

First Destination

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.

Top Employers

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.

Starting Salary

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.

Employment Locations

While more than half of graduates work in Illinois, many choose to start their careers in different regions of the United States.

United States