First Destinations Reports

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

Class of 2021

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 2021 regarding employment, volunteer, graduate/professional school, fellowship or other plans. The reports on the classes of 2010-2020 are available here.

Known Outcome
Knowledge Rate

Where are they now?

Source: Outcomes After Holy Cross: The Report on the Class of 2021 (PDF)


68% of respondents reported full-time employment.

Starting Salary Profile*  
Holy Cross Starting Salary range $23,750 - $157,000
Mean salary $59,076
Median salary $60,000


Top 7 Industries

Average Salary by Industry

Industry Percent Average Salary
Financial Services 18% $71,756
Health Care 12% $46,578
Education 10% $40,656
Government, Politics & Law 9% $49,382
Technology 8% $60,923
Accounting 4% $63,722
Consulting 4% $67,140
Insurance 4% $62,960
Marketing & Advertising 3% $50,102
Not-for-Profit 3% $38,500

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

Selected Employers by Industry

  • Barclays
  • BlackRock
  • Citigroup
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Jefferies
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Seabury Capital
  • UBS
  • Wellington Management
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • EF Go Ahead Tours
  • New England Center for Children
  • Teach for America
  • University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
  • Cetrulo LLP
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Executive Office of the United States Attorney
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Mintz Levin
  • New York County District Attorney’s Office
  • United States Department of Defense
  • Dell EMC
  • Epic Systems
  • HubSpot
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • SS&C Eze
  • Vmware
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • PwC
  • RSM
  • AlphaSights
  • FTI Consulting
  • McKinsey
  • AIG
  • Chubb
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Marsh
  • Crayon
  • Digitas, Havas
  • Orion Worldwide
  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Care for the Homeless
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • National Brain Tumor Society

Continuing Education

19% of respondents reported continuing their education.

Volunteer Full Time

6% of respondents reported volunteering full time.

Top Programs Number of Graduates
Jesuit Volunteer Corps 16
AmeriCorps 5
City Year 2
JVC Northwest 2
Nativity School of Worcester 2



3% of respondents reported doing fellowships.

Top Fellowship Programs Number of Graduates
Meddeas (Multilingual Education Development & Support) 5
Fulbright Teaching Fellowship 3
Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) 2



6% of respondents reported pursuing other opportunities.

Additional Outcomes Number of Graduates
Internship 10
Part-time employment 10
Travel or seeking full-time employment or admission to graduate school 11


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.