Using quantitative and qualitative methods, the Institutional Research (IR) team collects and analyzes data which are used to monitor trends and/or provide targeted feedback about a particular program or campus issue. The IR team accomplishes these reporting efforts through a broad range of activities:

Serving as the official clearinghouse for information about Boston College and its constituents

Coordination of compliance reporting to external agencies, such as IPEDS

Preparation of the Boston College Fact Book

Administration of national and institutional surveys on a cyclical basis

Collection and analysis of data for department profiles and key indicators of progress

Management of the survey and focus group policy

Enrollment & Degree Highlights

The Enrollment & Degree Highlights flier is produced every fall in order to share enrollment numbers for the current year and degree numbers from the past academic year.

Fall 2022 Enrollment & Degree Highlights Flier

Previous Fliers

Comparison Institutions

Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) Data

Boston College Common Data Set

First Destinations Data/Post-Graduation Plans Survey (PGP)

Population: Graduating undergraduate students
Last administered: Spring through Fall 2021

The PGP survey, along with additional supplemental information gathered, comprises the Boston College’s First Destinations. The PGP survey is administered annually to the most recently graduating undergraduate class on their primary activity six months post-graduation. 

Within the interactive detailed data, explore first destinations of graduates by school, major, industry, location, and more.

Previous Years' Reports



Boston College’s First Destinations data collection and reporting methodologies conform to the guidelines put forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

The Post-Graduation Plans survey is administered annually online from April through December to all members of the most recently graduated undergraduate class. Supplementary data is sourced from the National Student Clearinghouse, internal Boston College sources, and public data, resulting in a set of information that provides valuable data for faculty, administrators, and employers to better serve students in their career-planning activities.

Survey Rotation

The survey cycle displays the university-wide surveys administered by IR&P to specific Boston College community populations over several previous, current, and upcoming semesters.

Typically, two or three university-wide surveys are administered by IR&P to the Boston College community each semester and often reflect data collection requirements for compliance or accreditation reports. Additionally, about two additional university-wide surveys are administered each semester by IR&P at the request of Boston College departments.

Survey Rotation

Please contact Stephanie Chappe with any questions.