1996 Alumni Survey

Introduction

In Spring 1996, the Office of Institutional Research surveyed alumni who received bachelor's degrees in December 1992, May 1993 and August 1993. 50% of the surveys were returned. As you review the results that follow, note the striking similarity to the Graduating Senior Survey data.

Highlights

  1. 87% "agree" or "strongly agree" that they have learned to view learning as a lifelong experience.
  2. 82% "agree" or "strongly agree" that their experiences and course work at UW-Green Bay encouraged them to think creatively and innovatively.
  3. 71% "agree" or "strongly agree" that UW-Green Bay provides a strong interdisciplinary, problem-focused education.
  4. 28% have been accepted for, are currently enrolled in, or have already completed a graduate/professional degree program.
  5. 81% are working full-time and 12% are working part-time.
  6. 86% work in positions that are "very related" or "somewhat related" to their major.
  7. The median salary of respondents working full-time is $26,118.
Table 1.  Academic Preparation
Item, skill, or knowledge area % Receiving "Excellent" or "Good" Preparation Ratings % Rating Item "Important" or "Very Important" to Current Work
Problem solving 72% 89%
Critical analysis 76% 88%
World geography 28% 22%
History 41% 27%
Arts, music and literature 47% 23%
Mathematics 49% 56%
Scientific principles 46% 41%
Leadership/management skills 56% 81%
Other cultures 56% 53%
Written communication 77% 87%
Public speaking 68% 84%
Reading skills 66% 81%
Listening skills 68% 93%