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First Destination Graduation Survey Home Page

Initial Surveys

Career Services conducts a "First Destination" Graduation Survey every May.  These surveys are the initial graduation surveys administered 2 weeks prior to graduation.

Please click on the year you want to research from the links below.  Each year will have both the May surveys (at graduation) and the 6-10 month (those students who were surveyed in May are surveyed again 6-10 months after graduation).  If you need prior year reports contact the Career Center.  There is data back to the 2006 year.  If you need that data please contact Career Services.  To view the May and 6-10 month out data please click on the year below that you need:

 2013, 2014, 2015

Notes:

  • The survey response rate ranges from 70-85% each year and there are over 30 reports generated from this survey. 
  • Click here (pdf) here (word) to view screen shots of the survey questions students answer in the Bookstore each May.

  • Click here for accounting data used in accreditation process
  • May 2009 was the last year we used Lenny Harris's survey which was web-based and housed on a server in Charlie's office-there was never any pre-registering of graduating seniors
  • May 2010 was the first year we used the GullNet version of the survey.  This survey is within GullNet and students have to login to their GullNet accounts to access the survey.  This is the first year we had students pre-register for the survey.  There were a total of 404 students who completed the survey prior to picking up caps and gowns in the Bookstore.
  • First Destination Survey - All Graduation data for the past 6-8 years.  Currently all data must be provided by Career Services via GullNet.  Contact us at rcendicott@salisbury.edu or call 410-543-6075.

    The First Destination Survey provides data concerning recent Salisbury University graduates. The data has been collected every spring since May 2003 (except for 2004). The data is collected by locating computer stations in the Bookstore while students pick up their caps and gowns for graduation.  By doing this, the return rate usually runs over 70%. The data is used to understand where our students are working, where they are going to graduate school, did they do an internship, etc.  The SU First Destination Survey is a wonderful snapshot of our students when they graduate.
    May 2010 was the first year we used the GullNet version of the survey.  This survey is within GullNet and students have to login to their GullNet accounts to access the survey.  This is the first year we had students pre-register for the survey.  There were a total of 404 students who completed the survey prior to (in May 2010) picking up caps and gowns in the Bookstore.

    -Office of University Assessment

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