First Destination

The university conducted a data collection effort for the Class of 2016 graduates to determine their career and educational outcomes after graduation. The Class of 2016 includes students who graduated between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Data was gathered until December 31, 2016, for 529 of the 604 graduates, yielding a knowledge rate of 87.6%.

Knowledge rate refers to the percentage of graduates for whom knowledge of their first destination career outcomes has been obtained. This includes survey data provided by students, social media profile information, National Student Clearinghouse enrollment data, and knowledge shared from academic departments.

Gathering this information is a prerequisite of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, but this data can also assist students and families in understanding the types of career and educational opportunities that are possible with a USF degree. More importantly, however, this data provides insight to area businesses, organizations and graduate schools about the University of Saint Francis record of producing quality talent.