Graduate Success

2019-2020 Graduate Outcome Report

88% of NWTC grads are employed within six months of graduation.

Median salary of associate degree grads: $45,000 six months after graduation.

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Percent Employed

88% of 2019-2020 graduates available for employment were employed six months after graduation, and 73% of those had jobs in their field of study.

88%25 of NWTC Graduates are Employed 6 months after graduation

Satisfaction with Training

98% of NWTC Graduates are Satisfied or Very Satisfied with their training

98%25 of NWTC graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their training

Why graduates choose NWTC

31% Preparation for Getting a Job

28% Prepare for further education

17% Make a Career Change

13% Improve Existing Job Skills

9% Personal Interest

3% Other Reasons

Location of Employment

71% of graduates work in the NWTC district and 94% work in Wisconsin. 6% are employed out-of-state.

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About the Data

This information contains Graduate Follow-Up Survey employment-related findings for Summer 2019 through Spring 2020 graduates at approximately 6 months after graduation. All 2,649 graduates were contacted via email, phone and text and asked to complete the survey; and 1,735 graduates completed the survey.​​​

Report Definitions

Number of graduates — Count of program graduates as of survey date.

Percent employed — Portion of survey respondents available for employment reporting full- or part-time employment approximately 6 months after graduation.

Percent employed in field — Portion of survey respondents reporting employment who have a job related to their specific program of study.

Median annual wage — Of graduates reporting full-time, related jobs, this is the annualized salary of the middle graduate when salaries are ranked from low to high. * Indicates not enough wage data collected via survey.