First Destinations Reports

Whether it’s employment, graduate school, volunteerism or fellowships, Holy Cross prepares students exceptionally well for life after graduation.

Student at Graduation Turning Her Tassle Over

Details from infographic are located the full report here.

Top Industries%
Financial Services17%
Health Care12%
Government & Politics7%
Professional Services & Accounting7%


Class of 2023

Each year, the College of the Holy Cross conducts a survey of the graduating class. This report is the result of the collected responses from the class of 2023 regarding employment, volunteer, graduate/professional school, fellowship or other plans. The reports on the classes of 2010-2022 are available here.

Known Outcome
Knowledge Rate

Where are they now?

Employed full time62%
Continuing Education21%
Travel or Seeking full-time employment or admission to graduate school7%
Volunteer full time3%
Part-time Employment2%

Source: Outcomes After Holy Cross: The Report on the Class of 2022 (PDF)


62% of respondents reported full-time employment.

Starting Salary Profile* 
Holy Cross Starting Salary range$23,000 - $118,000
Mean salary$68,329
Median salary$70,000


Average Salary by IndustryPercentAverage Salary
Financial Services17%$78,281
Health Care12%$54,250
Government & Politics7%$56,781
Professional Services & Accounting7%$77,560

*Students pursuing gap-year opportunities are not included in the salary data set

Selected Employers by Industry

  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Citigroup
  • Citizens Bank
  • Equitable Advisors
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Goldman Sachs
  • John Hancock
  • Lloyds Bank
  • M&T Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Putnam Investments
  • State Street Corporation
  • Webster Bank
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Boston Sport and Shoulder
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • McLean Hospital


  • Boston College High School
  • Classical Charter Schools
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Dexter Southfield
  • St. John's Prep
  • Teach for America
  • Worcester East Middle School


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • House Committee on Energy & Commerce
  • House Financial Services Committee
  • National Institutes of Health
  • New York City Council
  • Suffolk County District Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Navy


  • Deloitte
  • Earnst & Young
  • KPMG
  • Pricewaterhousecoopers
  • RSM


  • Amazon
  • Dell Technologies
  • Epic Systems
  • Microsoft
  • Mimecast
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Red Hat
  • Siemens


  • Cleary Gottleib Sten & Hamilton
  • Flicker Garelick & Associates
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo


  • AlphaSights
  • Charles River Associates
  • Kearney
  • Mercer
  • Teneo
  • Ascentria Care Alliance
  • Best Buddies
  • Diocese of Worcester
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • National MS Society
  • Providence Children's Museum


  • AON
  • Brown Insurance
  • Everest Insurance
  • Gallagher
  • Hanover Insurance
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Marsh McLennan
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Swiss Re


Continuing Education

21% of respondents reported continuing their education.

Professional master's38%
Health professions18%
Academic master's16%

Volunteer Full Time

3% of respondents reported volunteering full time.

Top ProgramsNumber of Graduates
Jesuit Volunteer Corps4
Alum Service Corps3
Nativity School of Worcester3



3% of respondents reported doing fellowships.

Top Fellowship ProgramsNumber of Graduates
Fulbright Teaching Fellowship9
Meddeas (Multilingual Education Development & Support)3
TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France)2



6% of respondents reported pursuing other opportunities.

Additional OutcomesNumber of Graduates
Part-time employment14
Seeking full-time employment or admission to graduate school5


students interacting with a recruiter at a career fair
Preparing Students for Post-Graduate Success

Collaborating with the network of Holy Cross alumni, employers and campus partners, the Center for Career Development shares expertise and engages students throughout their undergraduate career to translate the liberal arts experience into meaningful vocation and a lifetime of professional achievement.