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Post Graduation Statistics

Plans of Recent Graduates Upon Graduation

Post Graduation Statistics

Class of 2021 Plans

Surveyed upon graduation (class of 2021), 66% of students planned to pursue employment and 30% planned to attend graduate or professional school, with the remaining 4% planning to travel, conduct other academic study or remain undecided. 

FIRST DESTINATIONS OF GRADUATING SENIORS (73% Response Rate)

EMPLOYMENT TRENDS 
  • 28% Technology/Engineering
    • Software engineering
    • Technical support/services
    • University laboratories
    • Government & non-profits
  • 19% Finance/Business
    • Investment Banking
    • Sales & Trading
    • Financial services
    • Marketing/Advertising
  • 16% Research (STEM, Humanities, Social Sciences, Other)
    • University laboratories
    • Medical/pharmaceutical laboratories
    • Think tanks
    • Government & non-profits
  • 8% Consulting
    • Management consulting
    • Economic consulting
  • 8% Nonprofit/Advocacy
    • Service organizations
    • Government
    • Non-profits
    • Religious organizations
  • 8% Law/Politics
    • Law firms
    • Think tanks
  • 5% Education/Teaching
    • Domestic (K-12, student teaching)
    • Abroad (Fulbright, private tutoring)
  • 5% Communications/Publishing​​​​​​​
graduate programs & professional programs 
  • Types of Programs (Classes of 2017-21)
    • 45% enter Ph.D. programs
    • 39% enter Master's programs
    • 7% pursue medical degrees
    • 7% pursue law degree
  • Top Attended Universities
    • Harvard University 
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Yale University
    • Princeton University 
    • Brown University
    • University of Cambridge
    • Columbia University
    • University of Chicago
  • Top Graduate Fields
    • Social Sciences (40%)
    • Life Sciences (18%) 
    • Humanities (18%)
    • Engineering (13%)
    • Math & Physical Sciences (11%)
TOP Geographic locations
  • New York City (32%)
  • Philadelphia (22%)
  • Washington, D.C. (12%)
  • Boston (12%)
  • West Coast (10%)
  • Midwest (10%)

Student/Alumni Career Paths by Major

Learn about what students and alumni are doing with their majors! 

Post Grad Plans by Major (or Recent Grad First Destinations) [pdf]

Major Fact Sheets [pdf]

 

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