First Destination

Classes of 2016- 2018

The HEDS 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.

  Class of 2016 Class of 2017 Class of 2018
As of 1/13/17 % of all grads % of data collected As of 1/29/18 % of all grads % of data collected As of 1/30/19 % of all grads % of data collected
Working (FT or PT)/FT service 539 72% 77% 433 67% 73% 479 71% 79%
Enrolled for further education 132 18% 19% 137 21% 23% 106 16% 17%
other adventures 9 1% 1% 5 1% 1% 23 3% 4%
Still working on it! (only) 21 3% 3% 21 3% 4% 3 0% 0%
Total 701 93% 100% 596 92% 100% 611 90% 100%
no further information available 51 7% 53 8% 66 10% 11%
Total Graduates 752 100% 649 100% 677 100%