First Destination Report

First Destination Report Methodology

Survey Method UW-Stout’s Career Services Office conducts a first destination survey each year to determine the post-graduation status of undergraduate and graduate degree recipients. Multiple attempts are made before and after graduation to substantiate accurate information, including faculty and staff collaboration, survey requests distributed with a graduate’s diploma, follow-up email and phone communication, and online searches.

Outcome Data Definitions

Total Degrees: Totals provided by UW-Stout’s Registration and Records Office. Status Known: Number of collective graduates for whom the Career Services Office has reasonable, verifiable information confirming a post-graduation status as employed, continuing education, or seeking employment. Employed: Number of graduates who report full-time or part-time employment. Continuing Education: Number of graduates who report pursuing advanced education in programs of further study. Seeking Employment: Number of graduates who report they are seeking employment or are engaged in the job-search process. Salary Average: Average reported salary among related graduates with a minimum of three reported. Categories that do not meet this threshold are reported as N/A. Knowledge Rate: Defined as percentage of graduates for whom the institution has reasonable, verifiable information out of the total graduates for which degrees were conferred. In addition to other efforts, the UW-Stout career office makes at least three direct attempts to contact a graduate before their status is deemed unknown and they are excluded from the knowledge rate.

Note: If you are using this report to make sepcific career decision, please consult with the Advismenet Center, Career Services and/or Program faculty and staff.

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