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.
Class of 2018 Plans
This is a snapshot of the Class of 2018's career and postgraduate plans. Information is based on a voluntary survey conducted by the Career Development Office.
Plans After Graduation
Accepted a job or internship offer
Accepted a graduate school offer
Accepted a fellowship or graduate school fellowship
Accepted a service opportunity
Top Six Industry Destinations
Top Industries for Alumni
Hospital and Health Care
Non-Profit Organization Management
The Office of Institutional Research gathers data through surveys that helps inform the mission of Pomona College, including information about recent graduates and alumni who are five and 10 years out.
According to a recent survey of alumni, 81 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 2018, some of the graduate/professional school destinations included: Stanford University, Harvard University, Brown University, UCLA, Yale University, University of Arizona and many others.
To further explore Pomona College through data, please visit our Information Center.