First Destination Data on Recent Graduates

“Having a compelling account of the value of the experience a college offers, relative to its cost, is among the institution’s most critical tasks.”  — President David Anderson ’74

In keeping with that call for transparency, St. Olaf regularly tracks the “first destinations” of its graduates after they leave the Hill. The First Destination summary report shows the percentage of recent graduates who are employed or engaged in full-time service, the percentage who have gone on to graduate or professional school, and the percentage who are engaged in other pursuits.   The report also identifies the top employers of our graduates, and the graduate and professional schools where they are pursuing M.D.s, law degrees, M.A.s and Ph.D.s.  The searchable database allows exploration of our graduates’ data by undergraduate major, sector of employment, graduate school enrollment, and other search criteria.