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The industry backgrounds of Columbia’s Class of 2021

BIGGEST CHUNK OF COLUMBIA STUDENTS FROM THE FINANCIAL SECTOR

The largest group of Class of 2021 students came from the financial services sector, which accounts for 29% of the entering students. Consulting backgrounds make up 23% of the class, while marketing and media represent another 15%. Students from the tech industry make up 7% of the class, while those with healthcare backgrounds represent 5%. Columbia students with military and government work experience amount to just 4% of the class; real estate, 3%; energy, 2%, and manufacturing, 1%.

The undergraduate backgrounds of Columbia’s Class of 2021

MOST OF COLUMBIA’S MBA STUDENTS MAJORED IN BUSINESS OR ECONOMICS

The vast majority of the school’s new MBA class majored in business (22%) or economics (19%), followed by engineering (17%), social sciences (14%), the humanities (8%), sciences (7%) and technology (1%).

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About the Author...

John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder of C-Change Media, a global digital media company of higher education content. C-Change now has five websites, including Poets&Quants, and the author or co-author of more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers, and is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, and editor-in-chief of Fast Company. He also is the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools.