Post-Graduation Survey

The Post-Graduation Survey (or PGS) dashboard includes summary data from surveys administered to University of Minnesota undergraduates earning baccalaureate degrees from 2021 onward. The data include career outcomes, employment information, and continuing education plans with filters for by campus and college.

Data Sources
  • Post-Graduation Survey (PGS) and several campus/college-specific survey efforts, which have been merged into a single, systemwide dataset.

Report Update Cadence:

  • Once a year, typically mid/late-October
  • The Career Success Outcomes rate is calculated as: (Employed + Continuing education) / (Employed + Continuing education + Seeking employment + Seeking continuing education).  Students indicating they are not seeking employment are omitted from calculation.

The University of Minnesota locations at Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, Twin Cities and the entities that report to them.

Career Success Outcome
Often used interchangeably with the term “placement”, and falling into the following categories:

  • Employed full-time
  • Employed part-time
  • Participating in an internship or co-op
  • Participating in a program of voluntary service
  • Engaged in military service
  • Self-employed or starting own business
  • Freelance/contract assignment
  • Pursuing continuing education

Scope includes primary activity of a graduate up to 1 year post-graduation.

Level of the academic structure representing broadly, but not limited to, divisions or schools offering courses and granting degrees.

Degree sought
The degree objective of the program the student is attending or planning to attend post-graduation.

Education institution
The name of the school the student is attending or planning to attend after earning a baccalaureate degree.

Employee job function
The job function of the primary employer of the student post-graduation.

The primary employer of the student post-graduation.

Knowledge Rate
Percentage of graduates for whom we have post-graduation data via all means (survey method, employers, etc).

Reporting Year/Class of
“Class of” for the University of Minnesota System is defined as Fall, Spring, Summer cohorts of a given year (i.e. Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023).

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