First Destination Study Highlights

career minded students on campus

About the Study

Information about the first destination of the Class of 2013 was collected using two survey mechanisms:

  • The Six Month Survey of undergraduates at Northwestern University, conducted by Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) between November 2013 and February 2014
  • The Enrolled Student Survey conducted by Institutional Research in April 2013.

Data from these two sources were merged with a list obtained from the Office of the Registrar of all undergraduates who completed their degrees in 2012 – 2013 (Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013). Altogether, 2,221 undergraduates were involved in this study: 962 (43%) members of the Class of 2013 provided information on the Six Month Survey, and first destination information from an additional 128 undergraduates was gleaned from the 2013 Enrolled Student Survey. Thus, this report represents data from 1,090 (49%) members of the Class of 2013.

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