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K-State Today

February 26, 2015



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

By Chris Urban

Earning an undergraduate degree from K-State is a worthwhile endeavor, according to results from the 2014 alumni survey administered by the university's Office of Assessment.

More than 430 of the 2,382 identified alumni who graduated from summer 2012 to spring 2013 responded to the survey. Of those who responded, 95 percent 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 employed, while 30 percent reported enrollment in professional or graduate school — 12 percent were both employed full-time and enrolled in graduate school. Around 4 percent reported being unemployed. Of those employed, 73 percent said K-State gave them an advantage in finding a job, while 95 percent felt their K-State experience prepared them for their present job. Of those in graduate school, 81 percent reported that their undergraduate education prepared them well for education beyond a 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 programs as well as areas that need further development. The survey includes questions related to satisfaction with K-State regarding academic programs, intellectual and personal growth, student services, and preparation for a career or a graduate/professional school. 

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

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