Class of 2020:
Where have they landed?

Ninety-three percent of graduates from Boston College’s Class of 2020 were employed, enrolled in graduate school, or involved in a fellowship or volunteer experience. The findings, which place BC among the top universities nationwide, underscore the value of a BC education and showcase the impressive accomplishments of the students who earned their diplomas during an unprecedented, challenging year. 

 

First destinations interactive dashboard

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Employment by Industry

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Location

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Trends

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Where the Class of 2020 Has Landed

68%

employed

23%

enrolled in graduate school

3%

involved in service or fellowship programs

$62,000

Median starting salary for the Class of 2020

Employment: Top Five Industries

23% Financial Services

19% Healthcare, Life and Physical Sciences, Environment

11% Business Services, Consulting

11% Technology

7% Consumer Products

Select Employers:

Google, Amazon, Oracle, IBM, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Converse, The New York Times, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ropes and Gray

Graduate School: Top Five Programs

20% Business

15% STEM

14% Education

13% Law

6% Humanities or Social Sciences

Select Graduate Schools:

Boston College, Harvard University, Yale University, Brown University, Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, University of Notre Dame, Stanford University

Fellowships and Service

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps, AmeriCorps, and Peace Corps were the most popular volunteer commitments among 2020 graduates, while Fulbright study was the top fellowship choice.

While enrolled at BC, graduates participated in the following activities

85%

internships
(71% paid | 49% unpaid)

81%

community service/volunteer work

78%

student organization leadership roles

71%

on-campus jobs

Students and their families want to know more than ever that their Boston College education will empower them to lead lives of meaning and purpose and position them well for post-graduate success. As an institution, we are committed to accomplishing both of those goals.
Joe Du Pont, Associate Vice President, Career Services

70% of graduates

used a Boston College career resource.

70% of graduates

used a Boston College career resource.