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Outcomes of a Loyola Education

Loyola prepares students for life: All of it. 

A college experience should provide so much more than a diploma. A Loyola education prepares students not just for their careers, but for a lifetime of personal and professional fulfillment.

Students receive both focused, effective career preparation and the lifelong benefits of our Jesuit liberal arts education. They are equipped with a moral foundation and lifelong habits of curiosity, integrity, persistence, and passion to allow them to adapt and remain relevant in an ever-changing world.

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That’s why our alumni are so highly sought-after by recruiters, by employers, and by graduate and professional programs—and why 99% are employed or pursuing graduate or professional degrees within six to nine months of receiving their Loyola diplomas.  

Whether you want to explore the world, tap into connections around the globe, compete against the best and win, fuel your curiosity, or fight for justice and change lives, ԰о offers you the education and the experience to lead you a promising future. 

Become highly capable—and highly sought after

Loyola graduates are in demand in dozens of sectors in cities around the country and in countries around the globe. That’s because employers and graduate school admission officers know Loyola. And they know that a degree from ԰о means they’re dealing with an engaged and original mind, a person of ambition and of integrity who will deliver. 

That’s not prestige. A Loyola degree opens doors. And we have the stats to prove it. 

Top 2% for long-term return on investment

A ԰о degree is one of the most valuable in the country, according to a study completed by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Loyola ranks in the top 2% in the nation for long-term return on investment (ROI), based on the average earning potential of alumni, relatively low average student debt, and a top graduation rate (80%).

99% placement rate for loyola grads

99% of Greyhounds are employed, enrolled in professional or graduate school, or completing full-time service within six to nine months of receiving their diplomas.

Top 10% in the country for value

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance recognizes Loyola among 400 U.S. institutions that offer an exceptional education that is accessible to students who demonstrate financial need. Kiplinger analyzes student-to-faculty ratio, test scores of incoming students, graduation rates, low student debt at graduation, and median job earnings following graduation.

$128,600 median salary of loyola graduates

A ԰о education proves its worth well into your career. According to PayScale.com's College Salary Report, graduates of Loyola can expect a median salary of $128,600, 10-15 years post-graduation. This impressive figure highlights Loyola's commitment to providing an education that delivers sustained economic value, ranking its graduates among the top earners in the nation.

Top 6% for mid-career salary

԰о ranked in the top 6% nationally for the highest mid-career salary potential of graduates in PayScale’s recent College ROI Report. In fact, a recent study by Stacker that also uses data from PayScale.com recognized Loyola nationally among the Top 100 Colleges whose alumni go on to earn the most money.

Top 7% for earning potential

We supply demand—with bigger earning potential. PayScale.com ranks Loyola 75 out of 965 private colleges and universities across the country for salary potential of alumni with bachelor’s degrees. When expanded to include alumni who hold master’s and doctoral degrees, Loyola ranks in the top 9% nationally.

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