We are committed to preparing students to pursue their goals, whatever they may be. The Macalester Class of 2018 Graduating Senior Survey* shows us the wide variety of paths students have chosen for life after Macalester. From graduate school to nonprofit work to fellowships and positions in industry, Macalester students are using their Macalester educations to impact the world.

* Six months post-graduation, 91 percent knowledge rate

  • 91

    Percentage of 2018 graduates who say they have a job congruent with their interests

  • 94

    Percentage of the Class of 2018 who are placed (employed, attending graduate school, interning or on fellowships)

  • 72

    Percentage of 2018 graduates who had an internship or a mentored research experience while at Macalester

** Employed includes FT/PT positions, service programs (Peace Corps, Americorps, etc.) and military service

Employment by Sector

  • 55%

    Private sector firm or organization

  • 20%

    Non-profit organization

  • 15%


  • 9%

    Government: federal, state, local

  • 19

    2018 graduates who received a fellowship.

  • 80%

    Students who enrolled in graduate school after Macalester or plan to enroll within five years.

  • 38%

    Graduates found their first full-time job through Macalester’s network.

  • 47k

    The average starting salary for the Class of 2018.

Recent Employment

Allina Health
American Public Media Group
Analysis Group
Berkeley Research Group
Boston Children’s Hospital
Cato Institute
Center for Chronic Disease Research
Children’s Theatre Company
City of Minneapolis
College Possible
Congressional Hunger Center
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Dept. of Health and Human Services
Epic Systems
Ernst & Young (EY)
Federal Reserve Board
Friends of the Mississippi River
Goldman Sachs
Hennepin County Medical Center
JET Program
Latino Economic Development Center
Mayo Clinic
Minnesota Epilepsy Group
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Neighborhood House
Pew Research Center
Securian Financial Group
TD Securities
UnitedHealth Group
U.S. Bank
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