Administered annually, NACE Research reports provide data and insight on a variety of topics relevant to the career services and university relations and recruiting fields.
NACE reports like First-Destinations Survey, Internship & Co-Op Survey, and Student Survey, focus on students and provide insight into their attitudes, expectations, and post-graduation outcomes. Benchmarking reports provide detailed operational insight to assist college and employer organizations in setting budgets; negotiating salary; and advocating for staff. Special reports such as First-Generation Students and An Insight Into STEM Graduates discuss the unique needs of special populations.
Experts in the field of quantitative research, NACE Research can also develop custom reports based on existing NACE reports; specialized reports in diversity, school selection, peer institution comparison, and employer branding; and fully-commissioned, primary research for organizations who would like NACE Research to develop, administer, and analyze a custom survey to a particular audience on their behalf.
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This comprehensive report details various components of college and university career services operations, including office structure, services offered, first-destination survey implementation, staffing, budgets, fees, assessments, and use of technology and Internet applications.
Fee: $210 (member); $320 (nonmember)
For many years, NACE has inquired about the average base salary for individuals working in career services operations. With this report, a comprehensive picture of the compensation package connected with these positions is provided, one that includes not just base salary, but also bonus compensation, salary range, and an array of benefits offered.
NACE’s First-Destination Survey captures first-destination outcomes for college graduates within six months of graduation. This national initiative, driven by NACE, provides standardized, aggregated data for bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates across the country.
Fee: FREE (member); FREE (nonmember)
The First-Generation Students Special Report identifies areas in which first-generation students differ in attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes from their non-first generation peers in order to help develop strategies, programs, and service structures to promote their academic and career success.
Fee: $415 (member); $550 (nonmember)
Find out how critical internship and cooperative (co-op) education programs are to the overall effort to hire new college graduates. Wage rates are reported by both degree level and major in more than 20 industries across seven U.S. regions. This report is based on NACE’s Internship & Co-op Survey data.
Fee: $210 (member); $330 (nonmember)
The key benchmarks most important to recruiters including hiring projections, compensation, recruiting methods, conversion and retention rates are detailed in this annual survey. The companion report, Guide to Compensation for Interns & Co-ops provides supporting compensation information.
The Job Outlook fall issue provides projections of market influences, including hiring projections and expectations, changes in recruiting methods, and demand by degree level. The spring issue updates the projections originally published in the fall report.
Fee: FREE (member); $57 (nonmember)
NACE Members can download their FREE reports at MyNACE > Job Outlook.
This benchmark survey explores key aspects of college recruiting, including how organizational efforts are organized, staffed, focused, and executed. The new companion report, Recruiting Compensation Benchmark Report, provides the accompanying compensation information.
Fee: $220 (member); $345 (nonmember)
This new recruiting benchmark report provides a comprehensive picture of the compensation package for recruiters, including base salary, tenure, change in salary from previous year, bonuses, and benefits. This report is the companion to Recruiting Benchmarks Survey.
NACE’s Salary Survey helps hiring organizations make competitive job offers and retain top performers. The fall survey reports starting salary data; the winter survey features salary projections; and the summer survey features actual starting salaries reported by graduates.
Fee: FREE (member); $315 subscription (nonmember)
NACE Members can download their FREE reports at MyNACE > Salary Survey
Take a look at post-graduation plans of 2015 STEM graduates. This report explores continuing education and job market outcomes broken down by major; gender; ethnicity; job preferences; salary expectations; and target industries.
Dive deep into the attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes of graduating seniors. Self-reported student data focuses on plans after graduation; preparation for entering the work force; job search success; and preferences and expectations for ideal jobs; employers; salary; benefits; and more.
Fee: $210 (member); $335 (nonmember)
Dive deep into the attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes of associate degree students. Self-reported student data focuses on plans after graduation; preparation for entering the work force; job search success; and preferences and expectations for ideal jobs; employers; salary; benefits; and more.