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Class of 2021 Undergraduates

Within six months of graduation, the career outcomes rate – employed or attending graduate/professional school – was 93%. Of those employed, 97% reported alignment with their career interests.


N=1,556 surveyed and conferred. Knowledge rate: 79%. National average is 58% for Bachelor's Degrees – NACE First Destinations Dashboard, 2021.

Average Salaries
Industries Average Income
Business Careers $68,354
Creative Careers $45,969
Education Careers $38,289
Public Service Careers $33,120
STEM Careers $54,571
Top Employers

The undergraduate Class of 2021 reported 477 unique employers and 56 employers making multiple hires. Below are employers who hired 4 or more members of the Class of 2021.

Top Employers
Accenture AIDDATA
Amazon AmeriCorps
Booz | Allen | Hamilton Capital One
CGI Deloitte
EY FreddieMac
Grant Thornton JP Morgan Chase & Co.
KPMG Teach for America
U.S. Army William & Mary
Graduate & Professional School Enrollment

36% of the undergraduate Class of 2021 matriculated to 61 distinct graduate/professional programs. Below are institutions with four or more enrolled.

American University  Indiana University - Bloomington Seton Hall University University of Pennsylvania 
Boston University James Madison University Shenandoah University  University of Richmond
Carnegie Mellon University Johns Hopkins University Tufts University University of South Carolina
Columbia University Liberty University University of California Berkeley University of St Andrews
Cornell University Longwood University University of California Davis University of Virginia
Duke University Michigan State University University of Chicago  Vanderbilt University
Eastern Virginia Medical School Monmouth University University of Florida Virginia Commonwealth University
Elon University New York University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Emerson College North Carolina State University University of Maryland Wake Forest University
George Mason University Northwestern University  University of Massachusetts Washington University in St. Louis
George Washington University Old Dominion University  University of Michigan William & Mary 
Georgetown University  Purdue University  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Yale University
Harvard University Radford University  University of Notre Dame
Next Destination Geographic Distribution

Derived from respondents who provided their geographic location for employment and graduate/professional school.




All Reports
2021-2022 Academic Year

 Career Success Report 2021-22 (PDF)

2020-2021 Academic Year

Career Success Report 2020-21 (PDF)

Cohen by the Numbers 2020-21 (PDF)

Next Destination Report 2021 (PDF)

Arts & Sciences Outcomes Report 2021 (PDF)

Business Outcomes Report 2021 (PDF)

2019-2020 Academic Year

Career Success Report 2019-20 (PDF)

Cohen by the Numbers 2019-20 (PDF)

Next Destination Report 2020 (PDF)

Business Outcomes Report 2020 (PDF)

Arts & Sciences Outcomes Report 2020 (PDF)

2018-2019 Academic Year

Career Success Report 2018-19 (PDF)

Cohen by the Numbers 2018-19 (PDF)

Next Destination Report 2019 (PDF)

Business Outcomes Report 2019 (PDF)

Arts & Sciences Outcomes Report 2019 (PDF)

2017-2018 Academic Year

Career Success Report 2017-18 (PDF)

Cohen by the Numbers 2017-18 (PDF)

Next Destination Report 2018 (PDF)