Outcomes and Data

As a research university, Case Western Reserve places a high value on data—especially good, reliable data. It measures progress, reveals patterns and helps to determine next steps. We collect data annually about the career pathways of graduates to gather critical information for current and prospective students, families, alumni, employers and university leadership.

First Destination Survey

The First Destination Survey captures information about graduating seniors and what they plan to do upon leaving Case Western Reserve University. Graduates report that they are employed, attending graduate or professional school, available for full-time employment, or engaged in other plans that might include part-time work, military service, community service, family care, or choosing not to work.

To address experiential education, students from each graduating class were asked whether they participated in experiential education activities and what impact these activities had on their post graduations plans.

First Destination Survey Results

In partnership with the Office of Institutional Research, the results of the First-Destinations Survey from the past five years are available in an interactive Tableau dashboard. Search, compare and sort student outcomes using the dashboard.

Access the First Destination Survey Results

The results of the First Destination Survey are also available in a series of PDFs online.


National Alumni Career Mobility Survey

Case Western Reserve University has partnered with the Career Leadership Collective to participate in the National Alumni Career Mobility (NACM) survey, an annual national benchmark of alumni career pathways and mobility 5-10 years after graduation. The results of the survey will be used to better understand the career pathways of alumni and continuously improve how CWRU prepares graduates for their futures.

Bachelor’s degree graduates from 2012 and 2017 are currently invited to participate in the NACM survey. Keep an eye on your email inbox for a personal invitation to complete your NACM survey or use the direct survey link below.

Take the NACM survey


For Additional Information

For additional information about post-graduation outcomes of undergraduate students or the First Destination Survey, please contact our team at careers@case.edu.

For questions about pre-med students and medical school admission, please contact our pre-medical advisor. For questions about pre-health (dental, occupational therapy, optometry, public health, pharmacy, physician assisting, physical therapy veterinarian) students and pre-health program admission, please contact our pre-health advisor. For questions about pre-law students and law school admission, please contact our pre-law advisor.

We appreciate your interest and will respond to inquiries within 10 business days.