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First Destination Survey

1st Destination SurveyAbout the survey

The 1st Destination Survey is a very brief online survey open to all MTSU graduates from one month before graduation to three months after.

The results indicate what graduates are doing, or will be doing, after they graduate.

Why should you take the survey?

Summaries of the results are used for accreditation and federal & state compliance.  This ensures the future value and integrity of your degree. This information also helps students make decisions about their future educational and career plans.

Please take a few minutes to complete the Survey. Please select the survey for your graduation month and year:

December 2014 Graduates click here for survey


 See previous 1st Destination Survey Reports on our Outcomes Page



Uses for Survey Results

  1. Career Assistance - The Career Development Center can identify graduates who may need assistance implementing post-graduation plans.

  2. Degree Value - This data is summarized and used for accreditation of Departments, Colleges and the University.  Maintaining accreditation enhances the value of students' degrees after they graduate.

  3. Assist other MTSU Students - Salary averages are especially useful to prospective students to see the value of their major. Averages are also used to encourage employers to offer competitive salaries to graduates.

  4. Federal Requirements - Title IV of the Higher Education Act requires disclosure of information, including Employment and Graduate/Professional School Outcomes. See Institutional Disclosures for Consumers.Other Federal initiatives are starting to require this information. Look up Middle Tennessee State University on the White House Scorecard on Higher Education.

  5. State Requirements - The Complete College Tennessee Act and state funding formulas are moving toward reporting of graduation outcomes.  This data can be used to increase state funding and save student tuition dollars.

  6. National Surveys/Publications - U.S. News & World Report and similar organizations request the data for their publications.

  7. Media Requests - Often the media contacts the university for information and interviews on stories they are reporting. These results help ensure that the the public gets accurate information.