After Graduation Stats

Graduates of Boston University are well prepared for the future, thanks to our rigorous academic programs and the many opportunities we provide for meaningful and substantive co-curricular experiences, such as internships, research, community service, study abroad, employment, and undergraduate fellowships. We know that college is an investment, and we’re here to help prepare you for life after BU—whether that means pursuing graduate studies, finding the right research opportunity, or beginning your career. But you don’t have to take our word for it—let’s go to the rankings and data:

  • According to a study published in Times Higher EducationBU graduates were named by CEOs and recruiters around the world as among the most employable – #7 in the US and #11 in the world.
  • 94% of graduates found employment or placement in graduate programs, military service, and fellowships within six months of graduation.
  • 93% of undergraduates have at least one internship experience while studying at BU.
  • In 189 of the world’s 196 countries, BU alumni are working in leading enterprises as varied as CBS Entertainment, Motorola, Apple Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, or Proctor & Gamble.
  • Employed graduates who consistently used BU’s Center for Career Development career counseling services, on-campus recruiting events, and internship postings reported earning 22% more, or a starting salary of more than $7,700, than those who did not take advantage of these services.
  • 94% of students graduating from BU do it in 4 years.