Our graduates are attorneys, composers, marine biologists, entrepreneurs, teachers, organic farmers, artists, writers, social workers, doctors, veterinarians, molecular geneticists, professors, and public policy experts, and much more.

COA’s emphasis on field research, independent study, interdisciplinary thinking, and internships helps our graduates to become leaders and decision-makers wherever they go.

Within one year of graduation:
  • 97% of COA alumni have gone on to graduate school or have a job.
Within five years of graduation: 
  • More than 60% of COA alumni have gone on to pursue graduate studies.

Before graduation…

100% of COA students complete a term-long internship
100% of COA students design and implement a capstone senior project

Employers include:

Center for International Environmental Law
Chicago Botanical Gardens
Birdsong Farm
Edward Jones Financial Services
Fiddleheads Forest School
Maine Biofuels
Museum of Science, Boston
National Park Service
Norman Rockwell Museum
Perkins and Will Architects
The Jackson Laboratory
The Nature Conservancy
United States Congress

Most frequently attended graduate schools include: 

American University, Boston University, College of the Atlantic, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, University of California, University of Copenhagen, University of Maine, University of Southern Maine, Yale School of Forestry


Read our complete alumni report: “Beyond COA”