Typically, between 20 and 25% of graduating seniors enroll immediately in a graduate or professional school program. Many work for a year or two before enrolling. But within ten years of graduation, well over three-quarters of alumni report that they have enrolled in some graduate-level program.
|2012 (After 1 year)||33%|
|2008 (After 5 years)||68%|
|2003 (After 10 years)||81%|
For a longer perspective, the data below was reported in the 2009 Carleton Alumni Survey of all living alumni:
|1930s and 40s||56%|
Carleton Alumni 1990 to Present
(Source: Alumni database . Tables show the show top schools attended by alumni for major degree programs. The information is as reported by alumni, and although the database is by no means complete, it does provide our best indicator of the types of graduate programs that our alumni attend. Note that a record of attendance does not guarantee that a degree was actually completed. Some degrees are currently in progress, and/or alumni many not have informed us that the degree has been completed.)