Where the Class of 2023 Landed

September 01, 2023

As of Sept. 5, 2023, 83 percent of the Class of 2023 had post-graduate plans lined up (210/254). This includes internships and fellowships, part-time and full-time jobs, freelancing, continuing in a current job or another academic degree.

In 2023, about 44 percent of the graduating class came from outside the United States. Nearly all of our international students are legally permitted to work for one year in the U.S. after graduation on an Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa. International students in Columbia’s M.S. Data Journalism program and dual degree M.S. Journalism and M.S. Computer Science programs qualify for longer-term OPT-STEM visas of an additional 24 months.

Our international students are competitive in the U.S. job market for short-term internships and positions while on OPT. After that, it depends on an employer if they will sponsor the candidate. Given the global brand recognition of a Columbia degree, our graduates are highly marketable and we have seen them succeed in their home countries.

The Class of 2023 landed at 120 companies after graduation: