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K-State Today

February 19, 2014



Recent alumni rate K-State highly on job, graduate school preparedness

By Chris Urban

Earning an undergraduate degree from K-State is a worthwhile endeavor, according to results from the 2013 alumni survey administered by the university's office of assessment.

The survey polled 2,797 alumni who graduated between summer 2011 and spring 2012. Of those who were polled, 870 responded and 95 percent of respondents said they would choose K-State again if they could start over, while 98 percent reported they would recommend K-State to a potential student. 

Overall, 79 percent were engaged in some kind of employment, while 28 percent reported enrollment in professional or graduate school — 8.5 percent were both enrolled and employed. Less than 4 percent reported being unemployed. Of those employed, 66 percent said K-State gave them an advantage in finding a job, while 96 percent felt their K-State experience prepared them well for their present job. Of those in graduate school, 82 percent reported that their undergraduate education prepared them for education beyond the bachelor's degree. 

The alumni survey is designed to give graduates an opportunity to reflect upon their years at K-State one year after graduation. 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 academic programs, intellectual and personal growth, student services, and preparation for a career or graduate/professional school. View more information about the alumni survey.

For additional information on the alumni survey, including detailed reports, sample information and infographics, see the office of assessment data and survey results website.