Class of 2021 Outcomes

Ninety-six percent of the Brandeis Class of 2021 is employed, attending graduate school, or engaged in other meaningful activities within six months of graduation.

This data includes Brandeisians who graduated in December 2020, May 2021 and August 2021. Class of 2021 results are based on a 65% response rate, within 6 months of graduation. All reported data are confirmed by the student, employer or graduate school.

Image description: 49.6% of graduates are employed. 39.8% are attending graduate school. 6.7% are engaged in other activities (other includes fellowships, postgraduate internship, travel and volunteering). 3.9% are seeking.

A student receives their diploma during the 2021 Walk the Stage event.

We're In This Together

Graduation may have looked a little different for the Class of 2021, but it didn't stop them from forging ahead. Hear what advice they have for each other and future Brandeisians as they explore employment, graduate school, internships, academics and life beyond Brandeis.

career advice for brandeis students

 

Employment at a Glance

Brandeis graduates are hired by top employers in a variety of sectors and industries. The Class of 2021 reported an average full-time starting salary of $54,880 (note: salary varies greatly by location and industry). 

 

Employed  Graduate School Other* Seeking Response Rate

White Students

55%

35%

5%

5%

75%

Students of Color

54%

32%

10%

4%

64%

International Students 

31%

65%

4%

1%

58%

 *Other includes fellowships, postgraduate internship, travel and volunteering.

 

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Date of job offer varies by industry, see the industry recruiting timeline for more information.

Graduate School

Brandeis graduates are admitted to top graduate and professional programs worldwide. Forty percent of the Class of 2021 went directly into graduate programs.