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, arts, and education to scientific research, finance, and consulting.

Every year, the Office of Institutional Research surveys our most recent graduates six months following commencement. In the Class of 2014 for whom we have a known activity, 84% were either employed or in graduate/professional school.

Following is a snapshot of the class of 2014:

Top Career Fields:

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


  • AmeriCorps
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harvard University
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Selecta Biosciences
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • United Nations
  • Xyster Consulting

Graduate/Professional Schools:

20% of the class of 2014 was enrolled in graduate or professional school six months following commencement. Those schools include:

  • Stanford
  • New York University
  • University College London
  • Columbia
  • Duke University
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Cornell University
  • Yale University
  • 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.