Impressive Outcomes

What do Whitman graduates do?

Over 60% of Whitman College students continue their education in various graduate school programs throughout the nation and world. Whitman alumni become doctors, lawyers, scientists, educators and business women and men. Most are active, engaged members of their professional and living communities. Further, Whitman was recently selected by The Washington Monthly as one of the top colleges in the nation for the percentage of its graduates that pursue public service opportunities, such as Peace Corps, Teach America, and Foreign Service.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Whitman as one of the top producers of Fulbright fellowship recipients. Ten Whitman graduates received these prestigious international research and study grants in 2007, an extraordinary number for any institution, especially a smaller liberal arts college. Two current students and two recent graduates were four of only 57 undergraduates nationally to receive Humanity in Action diversity fellowship awards in 2007. Other recent awards include Rhodes, Watson, Truman, Udall, Beinecke, Trudeau, and National Science Foundation scholarships. Such academic recognition is the norm at Whitman. 

Whitman Provides

  • Individual academic departments provide active support for graduate school application and success.
  • The Career Center serves both current students and alumni with personal career counseling, resume writing, job search preparation, career exploration, and networking.
  • A growing number of students explore career interests by participating in internship programs, some of them funded by the College.
  • Whitman College has recently hired a Director of Post-Baccalaureate Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships.

Find Out More

Whitman graduates lead fulfilling lives and serve the world in significant ways. Click here to find out more about former Whitties who have become public figures.

Whitman graduates are accepted into most of the top graduate schools-and an uncommon number go on to earn Ph.D.'s. Click here to view some of the schools Whitman students have recently attended.

Click here to view some of the awards Whitman students have won over the past 10 years.

Internships enable students to sample career interests and put their knowledge and skills to the test. Many students receive grants from the Whitman Internship Fund that enable them to take nonpaying internships. Click here to view some recent placements.