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The best evidence of the soundness of Pomona’s educational philosophy is the success of its graduates. Pomona alumni have served in positions of leadership in practically every field of human endeavor – from medicine, public policy, and the arts to scientific research, journalism, business, and the law, as well as almost every field of academic research and teaching.
In preparing and planning for their life after Pomona, students can lean on faculty mentors, a pool of successful alumni, and a talented Career Development Office staff who are committed to their success.
First Destination Report
The Class of 2022 First Destination Report features data that was gathered through surveys and data mining. The College's Career Development Office collects data through the end of the calendar year to reflect opportunities obtained by recent graduates following The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) standards. This report highlights the career destinations for our most recent alumni who graduated from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
Per NACE standards, the KNOWLEDGE RATE is the percentage of the graduating class for whom an outcomes destination is known based on reasonable and verifiable information concerning their post-graduate career activities.
Graduate and Professional School Destinations
The Office of Institutional Research gathers data through surveys that help inform the mission of Pomona College, including information about recent graduates and alumni who are five and 10 years out.
According to recent data, 72 percent of alumni were either pursuing or had completed an advanced degree within 10 years of graduating Pomona. While many work or pursue other opportunities before entering graduate or a professional degree program, many head straight there after graduation.
For the Class of 2022, some of the graduate/professional school destinations included:
- University of California
- University of Southern California
- The University of Chicago
- Emory University
- The University of Cambridge
- Columbia University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- New York University
- The London School of Economics and Political Science
Top Industries for the Class of 2022
Where do Pomona College graduates go? Through this interactive dashboard you will learn where members of the Class of 2022 work, intern, serve or where they pursue graduate and professional degrees. Select various elements to filter the visualization or search by keywords. All data is self-reported by Pomona College alumni.