Career Outcomes

At Mount Holyoke College, we know a liberal arts education is the best preparation for lifelong career success.  Our graduates lead rewarding careers in a wide range of fields, from medicine, law, and education to scientific research, finance, and consulting.

Every year, the Office of Institutional Research surveys our most recent graduates six months following commencement.  Our graduates enter a wide range of fields, from medicine, law, and education to scientific research, finance, and consulting. In the Class of 2013 for whom we have a known activity, 84% were either employed or in graduate/professional school.

Following is a snapshot of the class of 2013:

Top Career Fields:

  1. Education
  2. Health Sciences/Medicine
  3. Philanthropy/Foundations
  4. Scientific Research/Development
  5. Computer/Information Systems
  6. Consulting
  7. Communications/Publishing
  8. Finance/Insurance/Real Estate
  9. Hospitality/Travel/Recreation
  10. Arts/Architecture

Employers:

  • Amazon
  • AmeriCorps
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • IBM
  • Intuit
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Red Hat, Inc.
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Teach for America
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • W.W. Norton & Company

Graduate/Professional Schools:

19% of the class of 2013 was enrolled in graduate or professional school six months following commencement.  Those schools include:

  • Harvard
  • New York University
  • University College London
  • Columbia
  • UCLA
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Georgetown
  • Yale
  • University of Cambridge
  • Dartmouth
  • Northeastern
  • Johns Hopkins

Ten years after graduation, over 75% of our alumnae have enrolled in graduate or professional school.

At Mount Holyoke College we are committed to the career preparation and success of every student.  For more information on career outcomes, please see the Six-Months-Out Survey.