Eagles: Where have they landed?

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.

Pie chart of BC grads after graduation: 73% employed, 19% in grad school, 5% in service or fellowship, 3% seeking employment

Among the Class of 2017 entering the workforce


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.

19% attended grad school 

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.

5% engaged in volunteer service or fellowships

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.


of students used a Boston College Career Center resource to secure their employment