UWM Graduation Survey Data Dashboard

Graduate Outcomes

The UWM Career Planning & Resource Center (CPaRC) conducts a survey of all recent graduates
each December and May to assess their post-graduation plans.

Some of the information we gather:

  • What are UWM graduates doing – are they working, continuing their education, volunteering, etc.?
  • Where are UWM graduates going – what employer, college, city, state, and country do they intend for work, study and residency?

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Using the Graduate Outcomes Dashboard

Page 1 - Overview

Hover over a circle on the map to find out how many of our graduates live/work/study in that location
– To zoom in on a particular area of the map either pinch two fingers or use your scroll wheel

Click on the circle to review specific information regarding graduation outcome, employment, employment timeline, and continuing education

Note: Click the ‘detail’ arrow to advance to page 2

Page 2 - Detailed Data

Attention: College, major, and employer fields are defaulted to “select all”. To search individual data points, you must first deselect by clicking “select all”.

Employer List – Select an employer to view positions UWM grads have filled, including their majors

Overall Salary Data – Populates when the total response count is at least three for a given major

Employer Salary Data – Populates when there are at least three data points within a major employed by that company

*Note: Data shown here is based solely on First Destination survey submissions of recent graduates – overall submission rate is approximately 25%.

How the Data is Used

CPaRC/UWM Career Offices

The data allows us to identify new graduates who are seeking employment, alert them to prospective job opportunities, and offer assistance with resume writing, interviewing, and salary negotiation.


Many areas of the University use the data for reasons ranging from reporting for national ranking surveys to accreditation and certification.

Current/Prospective Students And Families

Current students use the data to learn about career opportunities, employers hiring in their major, and salary trends. Prospective students and families use the data to determine the value of a UWM degree and making a decision to attend UWM.


The data guides employers in determining initial salary offers to UWM graduates.

Past Survey Results

*Note: The survey is open for six months; however, the majority of responses are captured within two weeks before graduation to two weeks after graduation. Due to a lack of resources, follow-up for direct information at the six months post-graduation point is not completed, therefore, “still looking” rates are inflated.