Boston retains a large share of recent graduates from its top-ranked universities
Boston is a hub for young talent, and Boston’s companies often do not need to convince talent to move from elsewhere.
- Boston is a hub for young talent, and Boston’s companies often do not need to convince talent to move from elsewhere. 7 of the top 50 US universities are located within 10 miles of Boston: Harvard (#2), MIT (#3), Tufts (#27), Brandeis (#35), Boston College (#38), Boston University (#38), and Northeastern (#44).
- Nearly one-half of all undergraduate graduates from Boston’s top-50 universities are working in Metro Boston one year after graduation. 40% of those that received their bachelor’s degrees five years ago are still in Boston’s workforce.
- Harvard & MIT – Boston’s two top ranked schools – have similar shares of graduates working in Boston who graduated in 2007 versus 2017 – a trend not seen at any of the other schools.
- The estimated number of undergraduate Class of 2017 graduates from top-50 universities still working in Metro Boston today is approximately 7,600 (out of 15,500).
Source: LinkedIn Alumni Tool, IPEDS