University of Wisconsin–Madison

First Destination Survey

Annual First Destination Survey Results

In December 2016 UW-Madison launched a campus-wide 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 allows for standardized reporting around what bachelor’s degree recipients next plans are after graduation.  A copy of the questionnaire is available here.

A data visualization is available with summary results for campus, by school/college, by major, and by department.  Any response categories with less than five respondents are redacted from the data visualization.  Click the image below to access the First Destination Survey data visualization.

For information on 2016-17 graduates that is not available in the data visualization, please contact Sara Lazenby ( for assistance.

Legacy Post-Graduation Plans Questionnaire and Learning Outcome Assessment Reports

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