University of Wisconsin–Madison

First Destination Survey

Transitioning from Post-Graduation Plans to a First Destination Survey

In December 2016 UW-Madison launched a new pilot of a First Destination Survey, designed to streamline reporting of future plans for our bachelor’s degree recipients.  The First Destination Survey meets guidelines for first destination reporting recommended by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and will allow for standardized reporting around what bachelor’s degree recipients next plans are after graduation.

Reports from the pilot launch of this survey will be available in Fall 2017.  If information on 2016-17 graduates is needed on an ad-hoc basis for a program prior to that, please contact Sara Lazenby ( for assistance.

For information on prior Post-Graduation-Plans reporting, collected from 2008-2016, visit Post Graduation Plans.