What paths do Berklee graduates take after graduation? The dashboard below shows the careers of students within 18 months after graduating from Berklee. Data focuses on students who graduated from Berklee between September 2020 and August 2022.
Background and Methodology
Since 2016, Berklee has conducted a graduating student survey that collects feedback from graduates about their experiences at Berklee and their initial career plans. The survey is administered in the weeks around graduation. However, at this time, a large number of students are either unsure of their future plans or still planning to complete one more semester at Berklee. As a result, there is limited information collected about the early career outcomes of Berklee’s graduates. In 2019–20 Berklee only captured early career information on 33 percent of its graduates.
In spring 2022, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and the Career Center partnered on a project to conduct outreach and research to identify career outcomes within 18 months of graduation. Career information was aggregated from multiple sources, including:
- Graduating Student Survey
- 2022 Berklee Alumni Survey
- Berklee Alumni Database
- Phone outreach
- Social media search (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
- Internet search (personal websites and portfolios, Backstage, etc.)
This updated methodology resulted in learning early career outcomes of 83 percent of 2020–2021 graduates.
|Total Graduates from September 2020 to August 2021
|Graduates with a known early career outcome
This research project continued in the summer of 2023 with collecting outcomes of students who graduated in 2021–22.
For more questions about this project, please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
Note: Each graduate is counted in one "employment status" category above. If a graduate is employed, self-employed, or in an internship, they are counted in that category, even if they are also a student or seeking employment. All graduates who are students and not employed, self-employed, or in an internship are counted in the student category. All graduates who are only seeking employment or unemployed are counted in that category. Graduates who are only retired are counted in that category.