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  • First Destinations for the College Class of 2021

    The report for the college Class of 2021 provides information about outcomes for graduates at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and associate degree levels within six months of graduation.

    Outcomes include various types of employment (full or part time, contract, temporary), additional education, entrance into the military or other service, still seeking—either employment or further education—and not seeking employment/education. The report also provides starting salary data for those employed full time.

    Read the entire data set in the full report or filter down to custom cuts of data with our interactive dashboard.

    First Destinations for the College Class of 2021 - Dashboard Screenshot

    Class of 2021 Dashboard: Get Key Data at a Glance

    The dashboard allows you to filter and view data for bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates by:

    • Academic Program
    • Region
    • Size of School
    • Public vs Private
    • Carnegie Classification

    Bachelor’s degree data can also be filtered by gender and race/ethnicity.


    Download the printed report for the First Destinations for the College Class of 2021

    Data for 686,000 Graduates

    Overall, 290 schools provided information about their 2021 graduates, representing approximately 686,000 graduates, including:

    • 509,000 at the bachelor’s degree level (24.7% of all bachelor’s degree graduates);
    • 142,000 at the master’s level (16.2% of all master’s degree graduates);
    • 25,000 at the doctoral level (12.8% of all doctoral degree graduates); and
    • 10,000 at the associate level (1% of all associate degree graduates).

    To our knowledge, First Destinations for the College Class of 2021 offers the most comprehensive view of graduate outcomes currently available.