Sixty percent of Macalester graduates pursue or obtain an advanced degree within six years of graduating. In a recent study, 90 percent say that Macalester prepared them well for post-baccalaureate education. The Career Development Center assists students in choosing and applying to graduate school.

Top Graduate School Destinations, 2011-2016


Graduate School by Field, 2016

  • 98%

    Of 2016 graduates were accepted to at least one of their chosen graduate schools.

  • 14th

    Macalester’s rank among liberal arts colleges for alumni who earned a doctorate 2004-2013 (most recent available data).

  • 42%

    Of 2016 graduates who attended graduate school did so in sciences and mathematics.

  • 1

    From day one, Health Professions Advising is available to work with pre-med and other health-career students.

Classes of 2011-2016 Graduate and Professional Schools

Majors of graduates are in parentheses.