1997 Alumni Survey

Introduction

In Spring 1997, the Offices of Assessment and Institutional Research surveyed 691 alumni who received bachelor's degrees in December 1993, May 1994 and August 1994. 34% of the surveys were returned. As you review the results that follow, note the striking similarity to the Graduating Senior Survey data.

Highlights

  1. 93% "agree" or "strongly agree" that they have learned to view learning as a lifelong experience.
  2. 90% "agree" or "strongly agree" that their experiences and course work at UW-Green Bay encouraged them to think creatively and innovatively.
  3. 74% "agree" or "strongly agree" that UW-Green Bay provides a strong interdisciplinary, problem-focused education.
  4. 55% would return to UW-Green Bay and complete the same major if they started college over; 25% would return to UW-Green Bay but choose another major.
  5. 25% have been accepted for, are currently enrolled in, or have already completed a graduate/professional degree program.
  6. 85% are working full-time and 8% are working part-time.
  7. Half work in positions that are "very related" to their major and 34% work in positions that are "somewhat related" to their major.
  8. The median salary of respondents working full-time is $26,364.
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 75% 91%
Critical analysis 77% 90%
World geography 31% 20%
History 45% 26%
Arts, music and literature 52% 29%
Mathematics 55% 64%
Scientific principles 51% 42%
Leadership/management skills 59% 84%
Other cultures 56% 52%
Written communication 80% 88%
Public speaking 73% 80%
Reading skills 68% 83%
Listening skills 70% 92%