Co-op Results

The benefits of Drexel Co-op are obvious. Not only do Drexel students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in class to the real world while still undergraduates, they're likely to be more competitive for career-level positions than their peers from other institutions when they graduate. They also have the practical foundation needed to gain entry to some of the top graduate schools in the country.

Drexel Co-op Earnings

Drexel Co-op puts students ahead financially both in the short term and the long term.

Short-Term Benefit

Co-op earnings serve as an additional source of income, which can be used to help pay for tuition or living expenses. This amount will vary based upon the co-op position, its location, and the duration of co-op employment (from 3 to 18 months). Listed below are last year's average gross earnings for a six-month Drexel Co-op experience organized by college.

College or School Average Gross Six-Month Co-op Earnings
Arts and Sciences $14,262
Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems $16,510
Business $15,800
Computing and Informatics $17,608
Education $11,137
Engineering $17,401
Media Arts & Design $12,624
Nursing and Health Professions $13,154

Long-Term Benefit

Because you will have gained the real-world know-how and professional skills that come with Drexel Co-op, it is likely that you will be hired at a higher salary level than most college graduates when it's time to begin a career. Aside from the obvious benefits of a higher salary, an additional benefit is that increased earning capability can help you with a more timely payment of any loans incurred while at Drexel.