Colgate’s liberal arts approach prepares graduates for success in a wide variety of careers. Explore our students’ first post-graduate employment and continuing education outcomes.

The following dashboards will allow you to explore our most recent classes’ employment, continuing education, and competitive fellowship outcomes. 

The content displayed represents self-reported, employer-reported, or verifiable public data gathered six to nine months following students’ graduation. Our robust knowledge rates —  or the percentage of graduates for whom verifiable data exists — of at least 87% of the class allow us to tell the story of our seniors’ outcomes with confidence. 
 

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
  Employed 2016 79.80% 2017 84.20% 2018 78.10% 2019 84.70% 2020 73.70%
  Graduate Studies 2016 15.80% 2017 13.40% 2018 18.00% 2019 12.60% 2020 18.70%
  Volunteer Service 2016 1.00% 2017 0.50% 2018 0.60% 2019 0.20% 2020 0.50%
  Fellowships 2016 0.70% 2017 0.30% 2018 0.00% 2019 0.80% 2020 0.90%
  Travel 2016 0.70% 2017 0.20% 2018 0.30% 2019 0.30% 2020 0.00%
  Other* 2016 0.70% 2017 0.50% 2018 1.20% 2019 0.50% 2020 0.80%
  In Transition/Seeking 2016 2.00% 2017 0.90% 2018 1.80% 2019 1.10% 2020 5.50%
  Total Knowledge Rate** 2016 87.3% (591/677) 2017 87.6% (640/731) 2018 88.6% (622/702) 2019 89.1% (659/739) 2020 89.8% (658/733)

*  Includes military service and care for family members. 
** Percentage of graduates for whom verifiable self-reported, employer-reported, or public data exists six to nine months post-graduation.

Recent Alumni Employment Locations

Review an interactive map displaying the location of the first job, graduate school, fellowship, or military service outcomes for recent alumni.

Snapshot of the employment map for recent alumni
Click to view interactive global map.

 

 

 

Top Employer and Graduate School Information

This dashboard contains the top industries, employers, graduate areas of study, and institutions attended by members of the classes of 2016-2020. It is filterable by class year, academic division, and/or the academic department in which students majored or minored.

Individual Employment and Continuing Education Outcomes

This dashboard contains individual employment and continuing education outcomes for Colgate graduates from the classes of 2016-2020. It is filterable by class year, academic division, and/or the academic department in which students majored or minored. Results will display graduates’ employers, graduate institutions, industries, and geographic locations of their first post-graduate outcome.