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 2o17. This data was yielded from 1,317 students out of the total class of 1,572, which reflects a knowledge rate of 84% - 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. Revised brochures are published during the spring semester after graduation. This most recent brochure reflects responses from the Class of 2017. Data from the Class of 2018 will be available during the 2019 spring 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, 2017 and periodically sent reminders to nonresponders through the end of December, 2017. Other sources of information included a parent survey in December, 2017; the National Student Clearinghouse report on Fall 2017 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 specific data on the Classes of 2015-2017:

Additional Data


Contact Laura Joshi, CareerLAB's Office and Systems Manager at 401-863-1870.