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MIT Students after Graduation

Upon graduation, MIT students are well prepared and successful applicants for jobs or graduate school. They use a variety of MIT resources, including networking; career fairs; attending employer programs; advising; and professional development services, clubs, and organizations. MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) and other Institute resources, along with faculty, advisors, departmental staff, and alumni, help guide students applying to graduate and professional schools. Students interact with employers and graduate schools through career fairs, employer information sessions, and recruiting partnerships. In the 2021–2022 academic year, the majority of company engagements took place via virtual career fairs, virtual recruiting, virtual information sessions and programs, and through formal partnerships with individual companies.


2022 Graduating Students’ Post-Graduation Plans

Plan Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral
Graduate school 43% 13%
Work 52% 81% 99%

Sources: 2022 Graduating Student Survey, Doctoral Exit Survey. Institutional Research, Office of the Provost.

Graduating bachelor’s students going on to graduate school indicated pursuing one or more of the following: master’s (62%), doctoral (32%), and medical (6%) degrees. In 2022, the top universities for bachelor’s recipients pursuing graduate study were MIT, Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkley, University of Washington, Columbia, Georgia Tech, and Oxford. Master’s students seeking further study were primarily pursuing doctoral (94%) and master’s (6%) degrees. Most master’s students (72%) continued their studies at MIT.

Approximately 14% of graduating bachelor’s and 18% of graduate master’s students indicated they would be working at an employer considered to be a start-up. More than half of doctoral students planning to work (58%) were choosing to work in academic or research institutions. Of those entering academia, 16% had tenure-track faculty appointments. 


Additional 2022 Post-Graduation Employment Statistics

Plan Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral
Expect to work in the US 97% 84% 91%
Had an internship/externship that led to accepted job offer 42% 31%

Sources: 2022 Graduating Student Survey, Doctoral Exit Survey. Institutional Research, Office of the Provost.

MIT graduates who continue to employment are offered competitive salaries after graduation. Typically, they receive salary offers 30–40% above the national average for new college graduates, depending on the industry. Additional salary data is available on the CAPD website.

Organizations that hire MIT graduates

Many companies and organizations regularly recruit at MIT. The following is a brief list:

Boston Consulting Group
Capital One
Ginkgo Bioworks
Goldman Sachs
Jane Street Capital
Massachusetts General Hospital
NASA, Jet Propulsion Lab
National Institutes of Health
US Air Force

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  • 50 departments and programs offering graduate degrees
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