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 more information on our data collection.

Helpful Tips for 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.
  • The tool will return results with at least five responses, for small majors, choosing ‘All Years’ is more likely to show results
  • Default results will show the most recent Class Year.
  • Uncheck the selected major(s) to reset your search.
  • To ensure confidentiality, results are reported in the aggregate and more granular data is not available through this tool.
  • First Destination Summaries are based on the knowledge rate of graduate outcomes six months after graduation according to National Association of Colleges and Employers guidelines.
  • If you require additional information contact the Office of Career Strategy

Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
90.3% of those graduating between July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023 94.0% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $89,622 among graduates employed full-time in the United States Education, Financial Services, Technology, Consulting, and Healthcare


First Destination

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.

Top Employers

This list of employers shows organizations that hired the most graduates in the selected year and/or major. Please note employers are listed first in the order of those that hired the most graduates but are listed in alphabetical order if the same number of graduates were hired in the same year or major. This list changes annually, 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).

Starting Salary

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.

United States


Top Universities

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.