Oberlin College Initial Career Outcomes

Oberlin graduates pursue a wide array of professional paths. The following information represents outcomes data on the Class of 2019 collected by the Career Development Center. Our knowledge rate* is 71% (n = 435 graduates).

Oberlin College Class of 2019 First Destination Outcomes Data


Oberlin College Class of 2019 First Desination Outcomes: Employed 74%, Continuing Education 17%, Volunteer/Service 1%, Fellowships 3%, Seeking Employment 5%


Oberlin College Class of 2019 Employment by Industry

Oberlin College Class of 2019 Employment by industry: Arts & Entertainment 20%, Education 15%, Tech/Engineering/Science 15%, Nonprofit 11%, Finance & Consulting 9%, Medical & Health 7%, Other 6%, Media 5%, Legal Services 4%, Government 4%, Consumer Products 4%

Top Employers of the Class of 2019

This list reflects employers that hired two or more 2019 graduates.

Boyd Watterson Asset Management
Federal Reserve System
International Center of Photography
Lansner & Kubitschek
National Institute of Health
National Labor Relations Board
Rhode Island Hospital
SONY Pictures

Graduate and Professional School Enrollment for the Class of 2019

Arizona State University Bard College Conservatory of Music
Boston College Bowling Green State University
California Institute of the Arts California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Institute of Music Columbia University
Georgia Institute of Technology Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University The Juilliard School
KTH Royal Institute of Technology McGill University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology New England Conservatory of Music
New York University Northwestern University
Purdue University Queen’s University
Rice University San Francisco Conservatory of Music
University of California System University of California Berkeley
University of Chicago University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Denver University of Edinburgh
UIC John Marshall Law School University of Maryland
University of Michigan University of Missouri
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania University of Regina
University of Wisconsin – Madison Vrije Universiteit Brussel
William and Mary Yale School of Music
Yale University  


* "Knowledge rate" reflects the percentage of the class of 2019 whose first destination outcomes were collected through surveys, employers, Oberlin staff, and social media.