Graduate Success

2016-2017 Graduate Follow Up Survey Results

94.7% of grads are employed within six months of graduation.

Median salary of associate degree grads: $41,596.80 six months after graduation.

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Percent Employed

94.7% of 2016-2017 graduates available for employment were employed six months after graduation, and 78.8% of those had jobs in their field of study.

94% of NWTC Graduates are Employed 6 months after graduation

Satisfaction with Training

97.9% of NWTC Graduates are Satisfied or Very Satisfied with their training

97.9%25 of NWTC graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their training

Why graduates choose NWTC

37.2% Employment Related Reasons

21.6% Prepare for Further Education

20.4% Make a Career Change

11.1% Improve Existing Job Skills

7.4% Personal Interest

2.5% Other Reasons

Location of Employment

72.9% of graduates work in the NWTC district and 95.3% work in Wisconsin.

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About the Data

This information contains Graduate Follow-Up Survey employment-related findings for Summer 2016 through Spring 2017 graduates at approximately 6 months after graduation. All 2,483 graduates were contacted via email and/or phone and asked to complete the survey; and 1,656 graduates completed the survey.​​​

Report Definitions

SPECIAL NOTE: Many programs have additional job opportunities outside of district

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; salary source for salaries with asterisks: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI).

Number of jobs — Program-related job openings, full- and part-time, within our district, via EMSI from 2016-2017, many programs have additional job opportunities outside of district.