First Destination Survey

Please share with us how you will be using your degree. Each semester, as new graduates join the alumni ranks, we conduct the First Destination Survey. The survey asks graduating students about their plans after graduation, including employment, location, salary and future education. The administration of the First Destination Survey takes place on the Handshake platform within six months of graduation.

Whether you are starting a career, attending graduate school, serving in the military or doing something completely different, we would love to know what you are doing.

Why should I complete the First Destination Survey?

The University cares about our graduates' status, and the Nevada Career Studio is ready to assist alumni still seeking employment. By providing feedback through the survey, our new graduates share critical information used to benchmark how the University is doing, for use in accreditation, and in the recruitment of new students. You’ll have the chance to update your answers whenever your plans change.

Class of 2021 results

82% The percentage of bachelor's degree recipients who had a positive career outcome on par with comparison institutions
Graduating students at Commencement
72% The percentage of graduates who stayed in Nevada working full-time
Graduating students at Commencement
$56,100 The average salary for all degree levels
Graduating students at Commencement

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