University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 25
Post-Graduation Plans of Seniors, Spring 2008

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

Students' plans for the year following graduation often are in flux during their senior year.

These data, from the annual University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES), show that 37 percent of seniors planned to attend graduate or professional school the year after graduation. However, as Indicator 26 shows, data from National Student Clearinghouse enrollment reports show that two years after graduation only about 26 percent were actually enrolled in a four-year college or university.

Other surveys at UC show that as seniors approach graduation, the number planning to work full time increases and the number planning to attend graduate or professional school the year immediately following graduation declines.

Source: Spring 2008 UC Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES). Additional information can be found at:

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