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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 is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.