Ninety-six percent of graduates from the Boston College Class of 2017 are employed, in graduate school, or engaged in a fellowship or meaningful volunteer experience according to survey results released by the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment (IRPA) and the Career Center.
The findings, which place BC among the top universities nationwide, underscore the value of a Boston College education and showcase the impressive accomplishments of BC students who earned their diplomas last year.
in financial services and real estate
Companies include: Citi, JP Morgan, Cushman & Wakefield, Deloitte
in healthcare and the sciences
Companies include: Mass General Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, American Red Cross
in business, consulting and management
Companies include: Google, General Electric, IBM, Walt Disney Corp.
Boston College's First Destinations data collection and reporting conform to the guidelines put forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The BC Career Center and Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment partnered in the data collection effort.
The top five programs of study are STEM (20%), Education (18%), Law (15%), Medicine (10%), and Business (10%). The most popular graduate schools include: BC, University of Chicago, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Harvard, and Tufts, among others.
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Peace Corps, and AmeriCorps are the most popular volunteer commitments among Boston College students, while Fulbright study, Venture for America, and Humanity in Action are the top fellowship choices.
"I had always dreamed about becoming an MGH nurse, and I absolutely have Boston College to thank for providing me with the resources to make that dream possible."
"These findings speak to Boston College’s core strengths: a liberal arts education that embraces student formation within a global city known for its entrepreneurship and innovation."
"Career education and readiness are essential components of our Jesuit mission to engage students throughout their journey of self-discovery and personal formation."