Students looking for a college want to know that their education will lead to success, and Wheaton graduates are finding exactly that.
Just six months after graduation, 97 percent of Wheaton alumni in the five most recent classes have secured full- or part-time employment, are pursuing graduate/professional degrees or are gaining career experience through internships, fellowships or service opportunities.*
How do we define graduates’ success?
On this page:
- Strong earning power immediately after Wheaton and beyond
- A lifetime of learning that includes graduate, doctoral and professional studies
- Recognition in the form of national and international academic awards and honors
- Satisfaction with the value of their education
- Contributions that make the world a better place
First jobs for Wheaton graduates
A sampling of six-month outcomes survey results for the classes of 2014-2018
- Data Associate at Amazon.com
- Comedian at Bring Your Own Improv
- Chemist at Colgate-Palmolive
- Production Assistant at Comedy Central
- Data Analyst at Google
- Financial Analyst at JP Morgan Chase and Company
- Emergency Manager at Massachusetts Air National Guard
- Software Engineer at Microsoft
- Page at NBC Universal Inc.
- Director of Outreach at New York City Council
- Editorial Assistant at Oxford University Press
- Bench Scientist at Pfizer
- Software Engineer at Raytheon
Employers recruiting Wheaton students
A sampling of companies and organizations that visit campus to recruit for jobs and internships
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Justice Resource Institute
- Liberty Mutual
- Live Nation
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- New York Life
- State Street
- Teach for America
- United Way
Our graduates earn admission to the nation’s most prestigious graduate and professional schools, and their Wheaton education helps prepare them for the rigors of advanced study. More than 40 percent of our students enroll in graduate school within five years of leaving Wheaton. Sixteen percent of the members of the past three graduating classes are pursuing graduate or professional degrees.
Top 10 Graduate Programs
(Ranked by attendance since 2006)
- Harvard University
- Boston University
- Northeastern University
- Simmons College
- Lesley University
- New York University
- Boston College
- University of Massachusetts Boston
- Tufts University
- University of New England
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 72% for the classes of 2014-2018
Eleven consecutive years ranked among the nation’s top 10 in preparing undergraduates to win U.S. Fulbright awards
Wheaton students have received more than 250 national academic awards from 2000 through the 2018 academic year, including:
- 3 Rhodes Scholarships
- 112 U.S. Fulbright Fellowships
- 24 Watson Fellowships
- 15 Gilman International Scholarships
- 19 Davis Projects for Peace Grants
- 9 Beinecke Scholarships
- 8 Truman Scholarship
- 4 Marshall Scholarships
- 5 Udall Scholarships
- 6 Beinecke Scholarships
- 2 James Madison Fellowships
- 2 French Government Teaching Assistantships
- 1 George Mitchell Scholarships
- 1 Humanity in Action Fellowship
- 1 OZY Genius Award
What others say
Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal
Ranked among the top 50 U.S. liberal arts colleges (47th) and 136th among all U.S. colleges and universities in the Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal 2020 College Rankings. In the Times Higher Education first ever University Impact Rankings in 2019, also ranked 20th in the world for gender equality.
U.S. News and World Report
Ranked #82 overall and #68 best value among all liberal arts colleges and #86 on the guidebook’s list for Top Performers for Social Mobility.
Ranked #87 among the 282 institutions listed in Kiplinger’s 2019 list of the nation’s Best Value College and Universities.
Ranked in the Top 100 in Forbes‘ Grateful Graduates Index: Top 200 Best-Loved Colleges. This list analyzed a college’s median private donations, gifts per student over 10 years, and alumni participation rate.
said their Wheaton education enabled them to think critically and analytically
say your ability to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than a major
have secured employment, advanced graduate study or fellowship opportunities
In March 2018, Katelyn Brewer ’07 and USA gymnast Aly Raisman launched the “Flip the Switch” campaign (fliptheswitchcampaign.org). This campaign provides free training—designed and created by Darkness to Light—for all adults involved in youth sports. So far, more than 4,000 have taken advantage of the training, which teaches how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
The women’s basketball team hosted its first Math Madness competition during winter break, welcoming 185 seventh-grade students from Norton Middle School to watch the team face off against Pine Manor College and test their math knowledge.