LSC participates in the annual Minnesota State Graduate Placement Survey following a strict protocol prescribed by Minnesota State. Graduates are surveyed one year after their graduation to determine their employment status. Responses are submitted to and processed by the System office, which produces a database and report generator that calculates the “related employment rate” for all of LSC’s programs and for LSC as a whole. The “related employment rate” represents the total number of graduates working in a position related to their program of study as a percentage of the total number of graduates available for related work.