First Destination

Classes of 2018- 2020

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 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
As of 1/30/19 % of all grads % of data collected As of 1/30/20 % of all grads % of data collected As of 1/29/21 % of all grads % of data collected
Working (FT or PT)/FT service 479 71% 79% 463 68% 76% 486 68% 73%
Enrolled for further education 106 16% 17% 112 16% 18% 143 20% 22%
Other adventures 0 0% 0% 11 2% 2% 4 1% 1%
Still working on it! (only) 26 3% 4% 20 3% 3% 31 4% 5%
Total 611 90% 100% 606 89% 100% 664 92% 100%
No further information available 66 10% 74 11% 56 8%
Total Graduates* 677 100% 680 100% 720 100%

* Graduates from January 1 – August 31 each year