Class of 2016Methodology

  • The 2016 Outcomes Report includes Northwestern students who completed degrees from the fall of 2015 through the summer of 2016.

  • Information was collected during a six-month period following commencement in May.

  • Data was compiled through a survey of graduates, personal contacts by the Compass Center for Career & Calling, and information obtained from family, friends, professors and social media.

  • Northwestern compiled information on 94% of its graduates, which exceeds the minimum rate identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers by 29%.