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Co-op by the Numbers

Drexel LeBow student talking to co-worker on Co-op

More than 94 percent of eligible undergraduate students at Drexel participate in the co-op program.

Students can choose from more than 1,600 employers in 33 states and 48 international locations — plus endless possibilities through self-arranged placements, giving students incredible options to gain insight into their career paths.

Median Hourly Salary

Unlike many college work experience opportunities, the Drexel Co-op program offers students the opportunity to earn a salary while gaining professional experience. Even better, the majority of co-op experiences are full-time and paid, and those that are carry a median six-month salary of over $19,000.

Median hourly co-op salary by area of study:

  • Accounting - $20.00
  • Business Analytics - $18.80
  • Business and Engineering - $20.00
  • Economics - $17.50
  • Finance - $19.00
  • General Business - $17.00
  • International Business - $18.00
  • Legal Studies - $17.00
  • Management Information Systems - $20.00
  • Marketing - $16.68
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management - $18.00
  • Organizational Management - $18.00
  • Real Estate Management & Development - $15.00
  • Sport Business - $14.50
  • Technology Innovation Management - $20.00

While not all co-op positions are paid, Drexel offers a number of additional funding options to assist students who accept unpaid co-op positions, participate in international co-op opportunities or choose to work on research or nonprofit work.

Top LeBow Co-op Employers

  • CHUBB
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Drexel University
  • Exelon Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Macquarie Investment Management
  • Publicis Health
  • SAP America

Career Impact

On the senior exit survey (which had a 98.3% response rate), 59% of Drexel students from the class of 2020 accepted job offers before graduation and 81% were employed six months after graduation. Respondents reported employment across 35 industries. The top three include finance, accounting and marketing.

59%

employed at graduation

81%

employed six months after graduation

$63K

average full-time annual salary one year after graduation*

*Note, average salaries are impacted by industry, geographic region and other factors.

Top 10 Employers - Class of 2020

Displayed below are the companies employing the Drexel LeBow graduating class of 2020:

  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg, LLP
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin

Connect with Us

Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center has the resources to help you find the perfect position within a company in your chosen field of study.

Steinbright Career Development Center

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