Based on an 87.2% knowledge rate, 97.2% of 2019 graduates were employed or enrolled
in higher education programs within six months of graduating from Illinois Wesleyan.
Of the respondents, 70.4% were employed full time with an average starting salary
of $50,646. More graduates were employed in the healthcare industry –– 20.7% –– than
any other field of employment. Meanwhile, 24.9% of respondents were enrolled in graduate
or professional school.
Many Class of 2019 graduates prepared for their post-graduate careers by working as
interns, with 76.6% of students reporting participation in at least one internship
during their time at Illinois Wesleyan and 43.4% of those reporting internships indicating
completion of multiple internships.
Students reported employment in 22 states and Washington D.C., and in eight locations
outside of the U.S. including Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Japan,
Austria and Somaliland. Students reported enrollment at graduate and professional
school in 21 states and Washington D.C., and in three locations outside of the U.S.
including the United Kingdom, Canada and Singapore.