1998 Alumni Survey
In Spring 1998, the Offices of Assessment and Institutional Research surveyed 719 alumni who received bachelor's degrees in December 1994, May 1995 and August 1995. 37% of the surveys were returned. As you review the results that follow, note the striking similarity to the Graduating Senior Survey data.
- 87% "agree" or "strongly agree" that they have learned to view learning as a lifelong experience.
- 83% "agree" or "strongly agree" that their experiences and course work at UW-Green Bay encouraged them to think creatively and innovatively.
- 70% "agree" or "strongly agree" that UW-Green Bay provides a strong interdisciplinary, problem-focused education.
- 50% would return to UW-Green Bay and complete the same major if they started college over; 18% would return to UW-Green Bay but choose another major.
- 93% gave an A or B to the quality of the teaching in their major.
- 23% have been accepted for, are currently enrolled in, or have already completed a graduate/professional degree program.
- 82% are working full-time and 10% are working part-time.
- Slightly more than half (54%) work in positions that are "very related" to their major and 31% work in positions that are "somewhat related" to their major.
- The median salary of respondents working full-time is about $30,000.
Are alumni well prepared? How important are the skills and knowledge developed at UW-Green Bay to their current work?
The top five skills for which alumni gave marks of "excellent or "good" were:
- written communication skills (75%)
- critical analysis skills (71%)
- problem-solving skills (67%)
- public speaking and presentation skills (67%)
- listening skills (66%)
The skills and knowledge considered "very important" or "important" to their current work included:
- listening skills (96%)
- written communication skills (93%)
- problem-solving skills (93%)
- critical analysis skills (87%)
- leadership and management skills (86%)
Table 1. Academic Preparation
|Item, skill, or knowledge area||% Receiving "Excellent" or "Good" Preparation Ratings||% Rating Item "Important" or "Very Important" to Current Work|
|Arts, music and literature||43%||25%|