Fierce for Success: Destinations of LSU Graduates

LSU students achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development and go on to become collaborative, creative, innovative, and transformative leaders. This data provides a snapshot of recent graduates' first destinations after LSU.

First Destination Student Survey

Each semester, graduating students are asked to submit their post-graduation status through the First Destination Student Survey, administered through Handshake, LSU's online career platform.

The survey captures information on the students' employment details including organization, salary, full-time or part-time. Students are also able to report their enrollment in a graduate program, their volunteer or military status, that they are still seeking an opportunity, or that they are decidedly not seeking an opportunity at the time. Students are able to submit a response, or update a previously submitted response up to six months post-graduation. View the full list of standard questions asked in the First Destination Survey.

The data is reported on an annual cycle; 2020-21 Year includes graduates who completed degrees from July 1, 20​20–June 30, 20​21.

Data for 2021-22 graduates will be added to this dashboard in January​2023. The 2021-22 survey year closes in November 2022.

This annual initiative is guided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, to provide clear, concise, and consistent data on the outcomes associated with a college education on a national scale. View aggregated, national reports and trends here.

Tips for Navigating the Outcomes Dashboard

Interact with the dashboard to discover insights like salary average by major and most popular employer by LSU senior college.

  • Select the tabs at the top of the dashboard to move between data sorted by reported outcomes. Outcomes include Working,  Continuing Education, and Other.
  • Select options in the drop-down menus for Year, Education Level, Senior College, and Major to view summary data for subpopulations of graduates.
  • Hover the mouse over elements to reveal additional details about the data.
  • Filters will reset as you navigate between outcome tabs.

If you have questions or need assistance accessing this data, please contact Millena Wilson,