The outcomes of an LMU education are limitless.

Outcomes

One of the best measures of our success as a university is what our students are able to do after graduation and who they become.

LMU Strategic Plan

Explore the real world outcomes of our students

Where do LMU graduates go?

Results are based on First Destination data six months after graduation. “Graduate school” includes students enrolled in or preparing to enroll in further study.

    What do LMU graduates do?

    Lions are employed in every sector around the world.

      Where do LMU graduates work?

      Lions are employed full-time at the following companies

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      Where do LMU graduates study?

      Lions are admitted or plan to enroll to top graduate and professional programs worldwide.

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      What do LMU graduates earn?

      Lions command competitive salaries across industries and sectors

      Educational return on investment

      LMU graduates enter the working world with a competitive advantage – an ability to demonstrate the value of their degree both professionally and financially. Lions are in high demand among employers throughout Los Angeles and beyond, and often pursue career trajectories that result in leadership positions at their company of choice. Families’ investment in an LMU education is largely manageable, evidenced both by LMU’s low average student loan debt and loan default rates.

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      86%

      Students receiving institutional gift aid. (First-time, full-time freshmen. Source: 2016 Common Data Set)

      $22,500

      Median federal debt of borrowers who completed their degree (College Scorecard)

      1.6%*

      Cohort default rate for 2013. *Compare to the 11.3% national average Cohort Default Rate for 2013.

      Internships and
      real-world experience

      Over two-thirds of LMU students take advantage of internships during their college experience, building desirable skills while connecting classroom learning to real world situations in the for-profit, non-profit, government, and service sectors.

      Working closely with Career and Professional Development (CPD), students have access to over 1,500 internships annually through LionJobs, LMU’s online career management portal. Internships can be completed as nearby as Los Angeles and as far away as any international location of the student’s choosing. Students often elect to register their internships for academic credit.

      International and Transfer students are offered comparable opportunities as first-year students, successfully completing internships and going on to rewarding careers.

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      72%

      of our students complete an internship.

      1,500

      internships available.

      Silicon Beach: L.A.’s new career frontier

      Faculty enhance student learning by bringing the classroom to employers. The adjacent neighborhood of “Silicon Beach” in Playa Vista is home to over 500 technology start-up companies, including global giants such as Google, YouTube, BuzzFeed, AOL, and Yahoo! The entrepreneurial spirit and energy of Silicon Beach is endless, as are the opportunities for students to connect and engage with the employers who reside there.

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      Other Silicon Beach start-ups include: Snapchat, Hulu, The Honest Company, Dollar Shave Club, ParkMe, and TrueCar.

      Living a life of purpose

      The return on investment of an LMU education goes well beyond financial. Rooted in the Jesuit tradition, LMU’s commitment to service and justice fosters learning that allows Lions to see themselves in others. This is exemplified by the sizable number of alumni who pursue work in organizations such as Teach for America, the Peace Corps and Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

      Lions are committed to service from the moment they set foot on campus. Students volunteer nearly 200,000 service hours a year with 250 community organizations. More than 200 alumni volunteer annually through LMU’s global alumni community service program, Alumni for Others.

      200,000

      service hours per year

      250

      community organizations

      200

      alumni volunteers

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