Data & Outcomes

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Beyond Barnard is committed to providing transparent data about its services and resources, as it shares stories about the many trajectories of Barnard students and alumnae.

Beyond Barnard Outcomes


placement in jobs and graduate school, six months after graduation, in the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020


institutions where the Class of 2020 was employed or enrolled in graduate school by November 2020


individual advising engagements since January 2018

Your Path. Your Purpose.

Tracking Student & Alumnae Success

Six months after receiving their degree, 89% of Barnard alumnae in the Class of 2020 were working or enrolled in graduate school. The top industries where graduates work were: Education (17%); Healthcare, Biotech, and Life Sciences (12%); Financial Services (12%); Law, Government & Politics (11%), and Non-Profit/NGO (7%).

Full information about the Class of 2020 is available in our outcomes report. Details on our reporting methodologies, along with additional information about usage of Beyond Barnard, are below.

Beyond Barnard is committed to providing transparent information about its services and resources, as well as information about the many destinations of its alumnae. Questions can be sent to


Annual Report & Strategic Plan

Please see Beyond Barnard's 2019-2020 Annual Report (the previous year's report is here). Beyond Barnard's three year Strategic Plan, laid out in 2018, is available here.

Selected Beyond Barnard Engagement Statistics

  • 4,000+ advising engagements (2019-20)
  • 1,500 individuals served by advising (2020)
  • 186 Summer Research Institute students (Summer 2019)
  • Top industries for graduating seniors in the Class of 2019 included Journalism, Media & Publishing (11%); Financial Services (11%); Law, Government & Politics (11%); Non-Profit & NGO (10%); and Education (9%)
  • 60% of the Barnard student body completed at least one Beyond Barnard advising engagement in the 2018-19 academic year
  • 84% of Barnard students and alumnae with at least a 3.5 GPA and 510 MCAT have been accepted into at least one allopathic (MD) medical school (during the previous five years)
  • 10 Barnard students and alumnae were selected as Fulbright recipients in 2020 (breaking the College's 72-year old record!). This is in addition to 6 Barnard students and alumnae selected as Fulbright recipients in each of the previous two years (2019 and in 2018); Barnard has been a “top producer” of Fulbright students for multiple years; Schwartzman Scholar (2018 & 2019); Pickering Fellow (2019); Udall Scholar (2019); Davis Projects for Peace (2018 & 2019)
  • Barnard offered 300 total funded opportunities in Summer 2019
  • 100 external employers and graduate institutions, along with 20 on- and off-campus student job hosts attended Fall 2019 Opportunities Fair; 65 employers attended the Spring 2019 Opportunities Fair
  • In 2018 and 2019, Columbia University was the most common destination for graduate education among individuals pursuing additional study after Barnard (17) 
  • 75% of Barnard students are estimated to complete an internship during their four years at the College
  • Alumnae accounted for ~20% of one-on-one advising engagements in 2018-19

First Destination Outcomes for Graduating Classes

Beyond Barnard is pleased to share its outcomes report for Barnard students who graduated in May 2019. The full report for the class of 2018 is available here.

Sources for Beyond Barnard's data include annual First Destination Surveys (administered by Beyond Barnard using Handshake), the National Student Clearinghouse, and LinkedIn. In 2019, outcome statistics are based on usable outcome information collected by the Beyond Barnard and Institutional Research and Assessment on 523 of 668 (78% knowledge rate) of Barnard students who graduated in October 2018, February 2019, and May 2019. 

For a previous study on one-year outcomes for the Class of 2016, please click here. Data for the Class of 2020 will be available in December 2020. Please send your questions about data and outcomes to