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 tend to lead rewarding careers in a wide range of fields, from medicine, law, and education to scientific research, finance, and consulting. In the Class of 2012 for whom we have a known activity, 85% were either employed or in graduate/professional school.

Following is a snapshot of the class of 2012:

Top Career Fields:

  1. Education
  2. Finance/Insurance/Real Estate
  3. Health Sciences/Medicine
  4. Communications/Publishing
  5. Consulting
  6. Marketing Sales/Retail
  7. Philanthropy/Foundations
  8.  Scientific Research/Development
  9. Government/Military
  10. Legal Services

Employers:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Geico
  • John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Baltimore Public Schools
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Analysis Group
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • MTV Networks
  • Catuogno Court Reporting
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Cornerstone Research
  • ICF International
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Xyster Consulting
  • Pion Inc.

Graduate/Professional Schools:

26% of the class of 2012 was enrolled in graduate or professional school six months following commencement.  Those schools include:

  • Duke University
  • Yale University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Tufts University
  • Harvard University (enrolled the largest number)
  • Princeton University
  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • Boston College
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard Law School
  • University of Connecticut Law School

Ten years after graduation, over 75% of our alumnae have enrolled in graduate or professional school and over 90% say Mount Holyoke College prepared them well for graduate level study.

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