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Most Recent Class Overview

Knowledge Rate Success Rate Mean Starting Salary Top Five Industries
90.6% of those graduating between July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 96.5% employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation $68,472 among graduates employed full-time in the U.S. Financial Services, Education, Consulting, Technology 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

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).

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 more than 50% of graduates secured their full-time position in spring of senior year or later.

Professional Experiences

Yale students pursue opportunities in the U.S. and abroad during the summer and the academic terms. Many students create meaningful experiences in a wide array of activities, including internships, research, study abroad for academic credit, and volunteer work.

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 75% of Yale College graduates employed immediately after graduation indicate they intend to pursue a graduate degree in the next five years.