First Destination

Classes of 2017- 2019

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.

  Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019
As of 1/29/18 % of all grads % of data collected As of 1/30/19 % of all grads % of data collected As of 1/30/20 % of all grads % of data collected
Working (FT or PT)/FT service 433 67% 73% 479 71% 79% 463 68% 76%
Enrolled for further education 137 21% 23% 106 16% 17% 112 16% 18%
Other adventures 5 1% 1% 0 0% 0% 11 2% 2%
Still working on it! (only) 21 3% 4% 26 3% 4% 20 3% 3%
Total 596 92% 100% 611 90% 100% 606 89% 100%
No further information available 53 8% 66 10% 11% 74 11% 12%
Total Graduates* 649 100% 677 100% 680 100%

* Graduates from January 1 – August 31 each year