Yale College First Destinations
The Office of Career Strategy collects information about Yale College graduates. This tool allows users to search outcomes by year and major. Please visit Statistics & Reports for detailed reports.
Helpful Tips on using the Interactive Tool:
- There is no Enter or Submit Button – Results will appear automatically with your selections
- Choose ‘All Years’ or ‘All Majors’- For results across years and majors or check one for more granular results.
- Default results will show the most recent Class Year.
- Uncheck the selected major(s) to reset your search.
- To ensure student confidentiality, results are only reported in the aggregate and more granular data is not available through this public tool.
- The tool will return results with at least five responses. If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy
- First Destination Summaries are based on the knowledge rate of graduate outcomes six months after graduation under the guidelines set by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Most Recent Class Overview
|Knowledge Rate||Success Rate||Mean Starting Salary||Top Five Industries|
|86.8% of those graduating between July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022||96.9% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation||$76,359 among graduates employed in the United States.||Financial Services, Education, Technology, Consulting, and Healthcare|
First Destination refers to the postgraduate plans of Yale College graduates six months after graduation. The pursuits of Yale graduates include employment, graduate school, independent research, military service, and more.
The list of employers below indicates organizations that hired the most graduates in the selected year. This list changes every year, and the Office of Career Strategy works closely with employers across industries and functional areas.
Employment Industry and Function
It is notable that no single industry or functional area attracts Yale graduates as a critical mass, which is consistent with Yale’s liberal arts education through which graduates gain valuable skills desirable to many roles. Use the tabs below to view both function and industry choices.
Size of the Organization
Yale graduates choose employers of all sizes and typically only about half of the graduates in each class choose the largest size employers (501+ employees).
The salary information below is self-reported by graduates employed full-time in the U.S. and does not include bonuses or other forms of compensation.
Time of Year Offer Received
Although graduates report accepting their post-graduate positions throughout their senior year, typically 50% of graduates secure their full-time position in the spring of senior year or later.
Internships, Research, and Study Abroad Experiences
Yale students pursue an array of activities, including study abroad, research, and internships, and many receive funding from Yale for these endeavors. The following charts show the percentage of Yale students who undertook (1) credit-bearing study abroad experiences, (2) summer research opportunities, (3) summer internships, and (4) received summer funding.
First Destination Locations
When considering an entire Class, the majority remain in the U.S., while on average more than 10% reside outside of the country.
NOTE: Hover over each state to see the percentage of graduates in that state. Grey indicates no graduates from this class year.
The list below shows Universities most often attended by graduates in the selected year, however, Yale alums enroll in programs around the world. In the case where there are a significant number of graduates enrolled in a Professional School at a University, that School may be listed separately (for example Yale School of Public Health and Yale University).
Advanced Degrees Pursued
The chart below shows the graduate degrees being pursued immediately after graduation. Each year, more than 70% of Yale College graduates employed immediately after graduation indicate they intend to pursue a graduate degree in the next five years.