Elizabethtown College ranks among the country’s highest value-added higher education institutions, according to a new study by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

Its report, “Beyond College Rankings: A Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two and Four-Year Schools,” assesses how well colleges affect student post-graduation economic success. Elizabethtown College graduates had mid-career earnings that were 27% higher than predicted. Elizabethtown graduate’s actual mid-career earning average of $86,500 was 27% higher than the predicted amount.

This value-added figure places Elizabethtown College at #6 out of Pennsylvania’s 153 other four-year institutions.

Elizabethtown College is ranked


of 153 other PA Colleges and Universities

on value added to mid-career earnings.

What Graduates Think


of our graduating seniors had at least one faculty member who made them excited about learning, compared to 63% nationally.


of our graduating seniors had a mentor who encouraged them to establish and pursue their goals, compared to 22% nationally.


of our graduating seniors believed that their professors cared about them as a person compared to 27% nationally.

Graduation Rate

logo - 4 year graduation guarantee

Our four-year graduation rate already exceeds the national average for all schools and four-year private colleges and universities. Graduating in four years keeps your costs down and allows you to enter the job market sooner.

If you meet the requirements and don’t graduate in four years, we will pay for the remaining credits—up to 16 in one year—needed to complete your degree.

Elizabethtown College has a STRONG 4-year graduation rate. This saves families money and gets graduates out into the real world sooner than students who attend other PA schools where it may take 5 or 6 years to graduate.


Within the first-year after graduation the vast majority of students utilize their degree in either the workforce or in pursuit or a higher degree. Only about 1% of responses are still seeking employment. Our two-year survey shows that 98% agree they have the skills necessary to be successful in their career.


*Three year average of 2011, 2012, and 2013 graduates who were surveyed one year after graduation.



Important Career/Graduate School Skills:

Elizabethtown College education impact on important career/graduate school skills:


Where are our 2016 E-Town Graduates?

Nothing underscores the strength of an Elizabethtown College education more powerfully than the great work of our graduates. They have gone on to achieve career distinction and personal fulfillment in all walks of life. More importantly, they stay engaged and give back to their alma mater.

Graduate Schools

Each year, several of our graduates enroll in full-time Ph.D. and Masters programs at places like:

University of Pennsylvania
William and Mary
Penn State
Notre Dame
Carnegie Mellon
University of Delaware
Name of School
Binghamton University Bowling Green State University Carnegie Mellon University Columbia University
DePaul University Drexel University College of Medicine Elizabethtown College Gwynedd Mercy University
Holy Family University Kutztown University Lancaster University Loyola University
Marywood University Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Notre Dame Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Harrisburg Penn State Hershey Medical School Rice University Slippery Rock University
Temple University - Maurice Kornberg School of Dentistry The University at Albany The University of the Arts Thomas Jefferson University
UMBC University of Colorado University of Delaware University of Denver
University of Kentucky University of Maryland University of Maryland School of Social Work University of Missouri
University of Pennsylvania University of Virginia Washington University in St. Louis: The George Warren Brown School of Social Work Widener University
William & Mary      


Each year, several of our graduates get positions with regional, national, and multinational organizations, like:

Peace Corps
Lockheed Martin
The Hershey Company
Employer and Position
Imagination Stage
Production Apprentice
Client Relationship Specialist
Concierge services.
Loureiro Engineering Associates
Scientist I
Martin's Potato Chips
Quality Assurance Manager
SC&H Group, LLC
Staff accountant
Children and Youth Lancaster County
Intake Neglect Caseworker
Milliman, Inc. Financial Risk Management Office in Chicago
Actuarial Analyst
TE Connectivity
Business Intelligence Analyst
Wolhsen construction
Project engineer
Willis Towers Watson
Retirement Actuarial Analyst
WareSoft, Dave Brinson
Programmer Analyst
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Associate Chemist
OHM Advisors
Mechanical Engineering Designer
Calvert Kettle Corn
Marketing Director
Assurance Associate
Jet Program
Assistant Teacher
The Hershey Company
Retail Sales Representative
Scribe America
Medical Scribe
Associate Web Engineer
Johnson Controls
Engineer 1
University of Delaware
Research Fellow
Vanguard Investments
Client Relationship Specialist
PepsiCo - Frito-Lay
Resource Supply Chain Leader
Management trainee
Compliance dept
Manheim Township School District
Ernst and Young
Staff accountant
Willis Towers Watson
Actuarial Position
PJM Interconnection
Economics Analyst (3 year rotational program)
Lancaster Children and Youth agency
Computer Aid, Inc.
Junior Developer
Wyndridge Farm
Social Sales Manager
Penske Truck Leasing
Moving Advisor
Solanco School District
Music teacher
Operational manager
University of Florida
Research Assistant & PhD student
M&T Bank
Management Development Trainee
Walter Reed Research Institute
Research Technician
Elizabethtown Area Animal Hospital and Animal Emergency and Referral Center of York
Veterinary Assistant
Credentialed Trainer
Substitute/Art teacher
CARES Partial Care Program
Behavioral Care Counselor
Source interactive
Actuarial Assistant
Simon Lever, LLP
Staff accountant
American Institutes for Research
Test Development Assistant
Leach Wallace Associates
Clark Associates
Global Buyer
Peace Corps
Healthy Youth Advisor
Ollie's bargain outlet
Assistant marketing manager
Johnson Controls
Failure analyses engineer
Aon Hewitt
Retirement Consulting Actuarial Student
Computer Aid Inc.
Programmer I
Grant Thornton
associate auditor
Green Building Energy Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Systems Engineer
Computation Engineer
Shadowfax Corp
Activities Coordinator