Future Plans Survey, Graduate Future Plans Survey, and Survey of Recent Graduates

The Future Plans Survey of Graduating Seniors (FPS) and the Graduate Future Plans Survey (GFPS), administered every December and May, ask about the ‘future plans’ of graduating seniors and master’s and doctoral degree recipients. This includes detailed information on employment, graduate/professional school attendance, and participation in career-preparation activities while at NC State. Overall reports from each semester are available, as well as college comparisons.

The Survey of Recent Graduates (SRG) is administered every September as a follow-up survey to the FPS and GFPS. Graduates who did not complete the FPS, respondents who were still undecided about their plans, and summer graduates are all invited to participate. SRG results are combined with December and May results to create the full academic year reports.

Interactive Reports

Academic Year 2020-2021 Undergraduate Future Plans Dashboard – Overall Results External Link

(Data dashboard that shows the main findings of the 2020-2021 FPS/SRG. Includes detailed information about graduating college seniors’ work and education plans following graduation, their job search, and the NC State resources they used and found helpful in planning for the future.)

Academic Year 2020-2021 Graduate Future Plans Dashboard – Overall Results External Link

(Data dashboard that shows the main findings of the 2020-2021 GFPS/SRG. Includes detailed information about master’s and doctoral degree recipients’ work and education plans following graduation, their job search, and the NC State resources they used and found helpful in planning for the future.)

May 2021 Average Starting Salaries & Graduate/Professional School Attendance External Link
(Point & click interface with data by degree, college, department, and academic major)

Undergraduate Future Plans Survey

Reports for each iteration of the UFPS. Includes summary reports, methodology reports, and a copy of the questionnaire for each December/May semester and for each academic year.

By Academic Year

By Semester

Graduate Future Plans Survey

Reports for each iteration of the GFPS. Includes summary reports, methodology reports, and a copy of the questionnaire for each December/May semester and for each academic year.

       By Academic Year

By Semester

Presentations

(Includes a detailed methodology presentation on the Graduate Future Plans Survey and PowerPoint presentations covering past survey administrations and results)