Overview of Undergraduate Post-Graduation Data

Brown graduates find success across a broad array of employment opportunities, post-graduation studies and other endeavors. CareerLAB's most current research was collected from graduates of the Class of 2o18. This data was yielded from 1,411 students out of the total class of 1,706, which reflects a knowledge rate of 83% - a term signifying that the information was culled from a variety of data sources, including our annual first-destination survey and other research (see Methodology section below).

Our CareerLAB By the Numbers brochure highlights immediate post-graduation plans, employment by industry, and most attended graduate and professional schools. Brochures are published approximately nine months after graduation. This most recent brochure reflects responses from the Class of 2018. Data from the Class of 2019 is currently being collected and will be available during the Spring 2020 semester. 


Information on post-graduation activities was obtained through multiple sources. CareerLAB launched a survey to the graduating class just prior to commencement in May, 2018 and periodically sent reminders to nonresponders through the end of December, 2018. Other sources of information included a parent survey in December, 2018; the National Student Clearinghouse report on Fall 2018 matriculation into graduate and professional schools; employer hiring information; the Brown Office of Advancement; and LinkedIn. 

First-Destination Survey

The term "First-Destination" refers to Brown students' initial landing place within nine months of graduating, whether employed, pursuing an advanced degree, or participating in other endeavors. Please see the following pages for interactive data on the Classes of 2015-2017 (2018 data will be posted shortly):

Additional Data


Contact Laura Joshi, CareerLAB's Office and Systems Manager at [email protected].