First Destination Study Highlights

About the Study

This report represents data from 1,618 (78%) members of the Class of 2017. According to the University Registrar, 2,080 undergraduate students graduated in Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017.

Complete Report

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Handout - Highlights

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Information about the first destination of the undergraduate class of 2017 was collected from the following sources:

Primary sources for data include:

The 2017 Post-Graduation Survey conducted by Northwestern Career Advancement between November 2017 and January 2018

Secondary sources for data include:

  • The National Student Clearinghouse
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges Advisor Information System database (Health Professions Advising)
  • One Northwestern undergraduate school and the Department of Athletics
  • LinkedIn