Graduate Success

2015-2016 Graduate Follow Up Survey Results

94% of grads are employed within six months of graduation.

Median salary of associate degree grads: $39,997 six months after graduation.

98.2% of graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their NWTC training.

68.8% of graduates work in the NWTC district and 94.3% work in Wisconsin.

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37.6% Employment Related Reasons

16.8% Prepare for Further Education

25.1% Make a Career Change

Percent Employed

94%25 of NWTC Graduates are Employed 6 months after graduation

Graduates available for employment, all jobs: 94.2% of 2015-2016 graduates available for employment were employed six months after graduation, and 80.1% of those had jobs in their field of study.


97.6%25 of NWTC graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with their training

98.2% NWTC graduates satisfied with training

10% Improve Existing Job Skills

8.8% Personal Interest

1.7% Other Reasons

Location of Employment

68.8%25 of NWTC Students are employed within our district. 94.3%25 are employed in Wisconsin

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About the Data

This information contains Graduate Follow-Up Survey employment-related findings for Summer 2015 through Spring 2016 graduates at approximately 6 months after graduation. All 2,361 graduates were contacted via email and/or phone and asked to complete the survey; and 1,425 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; 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 2015-2016, many programs have additional job opportunities outside of district.

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

2017-2018 New Programs

Employment data estimates for programs launching during the 2017-2018 academic year (including Agronomy, Culinary Specialist, Dairy Science, Early Childhood Assistant Teacher, Farm Production-Agronomy, Farm Production-Dairy Science and Video Production) provided by EMSI.