Class of 2021:
Where have they landed?

Ninety-six percent of graduates from Boston College’s Class of 2021 were employed, enrolled in graduate school, or involved in a fellowship or volunteer experience. The findings, 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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Where the Class of 2021 Has Landed




enrolled in graduate school


involved in service or fellowship programs


Median starting salary for the Class of 2021

Employment: Top Five Industries

25% Financial Services

19% Healthcare, Life and Physical Sciences, Environment

12% Business Services, Consulting

11% Technology

6% Communications

6% Government, Law, Public Policy

Select Employers:

E&J Gallo Winery, Goldman Sachs, Epsilon, McLean Medical School, Forbes, Mintz, Success Academy Charter Schools, Dell Technologies, The TJX Companies, DigitasLBi, CBRE, Suffolk, Havas Media Group, Broad Institute, Vertex, Hubspot, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Massachussets General Hospital, Ropes & Gray, Epic, Teach for America, Wayfair, Liberty Mutual, Boston Children's Hospital, UBS

Graduate School: Top Five Programs

20% STEM

17% Law

15% Business

13% Education

8% Humanities or Social Sciences


Select Graduate Schools:

Boston College, Boston University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Fordham University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, New York University, Northeastern University, Temple University, Tufts University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Tennessee, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, William James College, Yale University

While enrolled at BC, graduates participated in the following activities


(71% paid | 49% unpaid)


community service/volunteer work


student organization leadership roles


studied abroad

Despite the upheaval caused by the pandemic, the Class of 2021 enjoyed remarkably successful post-graduate, first-destination outcomes. Their success is a testament to their effort and the rich experience they had in and outside the classroom at Boston College.
Joe Du Pont, Associate Vice President, Career Services

69% of students used a BC Career Center resource to secure their employment