K-State Findings (from the 2011 - 2012 administration)
- 97% of respondents reported that they had a very positive (67%) or positive (30%) experience at K-State.
- 97% of respondents indicated that they definitely (76%) or probably (21%) would recommend K-State to others.
- 93% of respondents will begin employment (71%) or attend graduate school/additional undergraduate education (22%) upon graduation.
- At least 94% of respondents felt that they made some or very much progress in:
- gaining a broad general education about different fields of knowledge,
- understanding themselves - their abilities, interests, and personality,
- understanding other people and their abilities, interests, and perspectives,
- ability to participate as a team member,
- ability to interact positively with people who are different from themselves,
- ability to think critically (analytically and logically),
- ability to put ideas together, to see relationships, similarities, and differences,
- ability to learn on their own, pursue ideas, and find information that they need, and the
- ability to locate and evaluate information sources.
Information on Survey Administration, Sample, and Response Rate
- The Senior Survey is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to reflect upon their K-State experiences. This information is used to improve the college experience for future students by identifying strengths in our programs as well as areas that need further development. The survey includes issues relating to satisfaction with K-State regarding academic programs, intellectual and personal growth, student services, and preparation for a career or a graduate/professional school.
- The survey is offered electronically (through AXIO Survey) to seniors who have been cleared for graduation by their respective colleges.
- During the 2011 - 2012 academic year, the Office of Assessment offered the Senior Survey to 3,322 graduating seniors, in which 1,877 seniors took part in the survey. The university response rate for fall graduates was 56% (595 out of 1,059 participated in the survey), and 57% (1,282 out of 2,263 participated in the survey) for spring, for an overall response rate of 57%.
- For comparison, during the 2010 - 2011 academic year, the Office of Assessment offered the Senior Survey to 3,029 graduating seniors, in which 1,934 seniors took part in the survey. The university response rate for fall graduates was 61% (613out of 1,002 participated in the survey), and 65% (1,321 out of 2,027 participated in the survey) for spring, for an overall response rate of 64%.
- Responses from the "Plans After Graduation" question has been used for the "Future Plans of Bachelor's Degree Recipients" question on the VSA College Portrait. K-State's College Portrait may be viewed at http://www.collegeportraits.org/KS/K-State
- A copy of the most recent edition of the K-State Senior Survey may be viewed here (last updated spring 2010).