May 2019

Each year the Council surveys our member institutions about the post-graduation outcomes of recent graduates. Looking at the most recent data for the class of 2017, 94 percent were employed, pursuing additional education or doing volunteer (e.g., Peace Corps or mission work) or military service within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree:

  • 74 percent of graduates listed employment as their primary activity
  • 16 percent listed continuing education as their primary activity
  • 3 percent listed volunteer service as their primary activity
  • 1 percent listed military service as their primary activity

In addition, 71 percent of our recent graduates stayed in Minnesota — adding to the quality of the state’s workforce and tax base.