First Destination Study Highlights

About the Study

This report represents data from 1,702 (81%) members of the undergraduate Class of 2016. 2,091 undergraduate students graduated in Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016, according to the University Registrar.

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Handout - Highlights

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Information about the first destination of the undergraduate class of 2016 was collected from the following sources:

Primary sources for data include:

The 2016 Post-Graduation Survey conducted by Northwestern Career Advancement between November 2016 and January 2017

Secondary sources for data include:

  • The COFHE Senior Survey
  • The National Student Clearinghouse
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges Advisor Information System database (Health Professions Advising) and the Law School Admission Council’s 2015 – 2016 Prelaw Advisor Action Reports
  • Various Northwestern undergraduate schools and the Department of Athletics
  • LinkedIn