Princeton and Beyond

Helping Students Look Ahead

The Center for Career Development empowers undergraduate and graduate students to develop the insights, experience and connections to pursue personally meaningful careers throughout their lives.

Each year, the Center surveys members of the undergraduate senior class regarding their post-graduation plans. Post-graduation outcomes were reported for 1,200 (96.5%) of the 1,243 graduates of the Class of 2020. By Dec. 31, 2020, 88.1% of graduates of the Class of 2020 reported securing their post-graduation outcome. A total of 65.6% of graduates accepted employment and 20.3% confirmed admission to a graduate or professional school.


Princeton alumni contribute extensively to the life of the campus, with more than 26,000 alumni, their families and guests returning annually for Reunions. There are approximately 96,623 living Princeton alumni, including 27,737 Graduate School alumni. Princeton graduates live in all 50 states and 140 countries. There are 165 Princeton regional associations throughout the world.

In a typical year, 37,900 volunteers work for Princeton in class and regional association activities, fundraising, programs in schools, a career network and internship program, and community service. Many serve in University advisory and leadership roles.