It doesn’t take our graduates long to recognize the value of an Adelphi education. Our students find employment in their chosen fields quickly—with a typical starting salary 25 percent higher than the national average.

After Adelphi

We help students launch careers of purpose—careers that lead to success, happiness and fulfillment. You’ll find a network of nearly 116,000 Adelphi alumni making a difference in their careers, communities and in the lives of others nationwide and throughout the world. And they begin making an impact on society soon after graduation, if not before.  

With strong academics, plenty of hands-on experiences in their fields and award-winning career placement, students leave Adelphi real-world ready.

Undergraduate Student Success

Top 10%*

* College Factual 2020 rankings
20 of Adelphi’s programs are top-ranked and in the top 10 percent for highest-paid graduates nationwide in College Factual’s 2020 rankings
College Factual 2020 rankings


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our baccalaureate graduates find work or continue education within six months
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018


the average base salary of our baccalaureate grads


above national average for average base salary

Top 25%*

* U.S. News & World Report
of universities for social mobility
U.S. News & World Report


national winner of 2020 American Association of University Administrators’ John L. Blackburn Exemplary Models Award for career guidance

The career center has been helping me ever since I arrived at Adelphi. I’ve taken advantage of almost all of its programs and it’s helped me land internships, develop business and communications skills, build my professional brand and grow my network. I still go regularly to review my résumé and my LinkedIn profile.

Rachel Foley ’19 MBA candidate and future PricewaterhouseCoopers employee


Graduate Student Success


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our graduate students are working or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018


the average base salary of a student completing an Adelphi graduate program


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
above national average for average annual base salary of our graduate students
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Top Employers

Adelphi students go places. They start and advance their careers at ‘big four’ accounting firms, international brands, leading healthcare providers, educational organizations, nonprofits, innovative entertainment companies and other exciting organizations such as:

  • Citibank
  • EY
  • Google
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Microsoft
  • Merrill
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • NBCUniversal
  • New York Mets
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • Northwell Health
  • New York City Department of Education
  • PwC
  • Sesame Workshop
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Department of Veteran Affairs

Top Graduate and Professional Schools

The next step. Thanks to our exceptional academic support and personalized approach, you will be well-prepared to pursue a graduate or professional degree, either at Adelphi or another institution.

Our joint degree and accelerated degree programs, along with our customized pre-professional advisement, offer highly motivated, goal-oriented students a direct path to professional careers in medicine, dentistry, engineering, environmental studies, optometry, podiatry and physical therapy. Recent Adelphi graduates have attended:

  • Columbia University
  • Drexel University
  • Harvard University
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Villanova University
  • Washington University
  • Yale University

Notable and Distinguished Alumni

We’re proud of all our Panthers. Among our alumni include Emmy-winning actors, news anchors, writers and producers; best-selling writers, chart-topping musicians and poet laureates; Olympic gold medalists, FIFA World Cup players and Football Hall of Fame inductees; and entrepreneurs, business leaders, college presidents and members of the government.

  • Chuck D ‘84, ‘13 (Hon.)—legendary hip-hop artist
  • Kelly Cass ‘90—on-camera meteorologist at The Weather Channel
  • Robert Darling ‘81, MD—former White House physician to President Clinton
  • Jeh C. Johnson ‘14 (Hon.), JD—former secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security
  • Leonard Labita ‘82—vice president and controller, New York Mets
  • Joe Raiola ‘77—senior editor of Mad Magazine, the all-time best-selling humor magazine
  • Jill Spitzer ‘71—first female vice president at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
  • Tonille Watkis ‘14—2016 Miss Black USA
  • Jacqueline Woodson ‘16 (Hon.)—author and winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
  • Michelle Martin, MBA ‘08—VP of employee engagement at CBS Corporation
  • Michael Weinstein ‘06—CEO and founder of Runway Productions

Find Your Future

What's life after Adelphi really like? Read what our alums are up to and see where an Adelphi degree could take you.

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