Undergraduate Students

About 90% of our graduates plan to enter a post-graduate or professional program within five years of leaving The College. A third to a half of our alumni go on to post-graduate and professional schools, in programs offering a PhD, MD, JD, Masters, MSW, or Masters in Teaching. These schools include University of Chicago, Oxford University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dominican University, and Midwestern University, among others.

Many alumni go on to full-time jobs after graduating, such as in education, medical or healthcare areas, science research and development, data analysis, advertising, law, journalism and publishing, finance/banking, government or the non-profit sector (see the figure). Employers have included educational centers such as universities (including the University of Chicago), A+ Illinois, and Back on Track; service organizations such Peace Corps, Americorps and Teach for America; health care organizations such as Illinois Department of Children and Family, Hartgrove Hospital, Care Hawaii, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and the International Children's Center; financial centers such as JP Morgan Chase, Discover Financial Services, and FinanSure; not-for-profit organizations such as Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Public Radio, Community Energy Cooperative; and other businesses, such as BearingPoint and Hughes Hubbard & Reed, to name just a few. The figure above shows the percentage of Comparative Human Development students working in each sector after graduating from The College.

For more on our alumni, see here.