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K-State Today

October 16, 2013

Survey results show seniors view university positively

Submitted by Chris Urban

Graduating seniors continue to rate Kansas State University highly in many areas. More than 95 percent of respondents view the university positively and would recommend it to others.

Offered each semester by the office of assessment, 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 and professional school.

New to this year’s senior survey are questions relating to undergraduate research, a point of emphasis in the K-State 2025 plan. More than 70 percent of students reported faculty encouragement to participate in research or creative projects. 

K-State seniors also reported progress in many other academic areas. More than 93 percent of respondents reported progress in the ability to think critically, the ability to interact positively with people different from themselves, and the ability to gather and evaluate information.   

High levels of satisfaction were also reported for various offices and services across campus. More than 90 percent of respondents indicated satisfaction with the McCain Performance Series, library staff and holdings, campus safety, Union Program Council and several other offices and services. 

Reports, infographics and additional information on the senior survey can be found online.