First Destination

Classes of 2019 – 2021

The First Destination survey asks graduating seniors and recent college graduates about their primary activity following graduation.  Graduates engaged in more than one activity (e.g. working and further education) are asked to select only one.  St. Olaf administers the survey at the end of April each year, and follows up with graduates in the fall. For more details, see the First Destination Dashboard.

  Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
As of 1/30/20 % of all grads % of data collected As of 1/29/21 % of all grads % of data collected As of 1/31/22 % of all grads % of data collected
Working (FT or PT)/FT service 463 68% 76% 486 68% 73% 452 67% 75%
Enrolled for further education 112 16% 18% 141 20% 22% 120 18% 20%
Other adventures 11 2% 2% 4 1% 1% 5 1% 1%
Still working on it! (only) 20 3% 3% 31 4% 5% 24 4% 4%
Total 606 89% 100% 662 92% 100% 601 89% 100%
No further information available 74 11% 56 8% 74 11%
Total Graduates* 680 100% 718 100% 675 100%

* Graduates from September 1 – August 31 each year