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2011 Alumni survey highlights

Highlights from the 2011 Nicholls alumni survey include:

  • 87% of Nicholls alumni report their college education has improved the quality of their lives, regardless of financial benefits
  • 81% of alumni report their Nicholls education was “excellent” or “good” preparation for their current occupation
  • 84% of alumni report their Nicholls education was “excellent” or “good” preparation for more advanced education.  15% of alumni report being enrolled in school either full-time or part-time.
  • 83% of alumni say they are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the quality of the courses in their major field
  • 83% of alumni report being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the overall quality of instruction received at Nicholls
  • The alumni survey asked graduates how helpful their Nicholls education was regarding academic skills and attributes (for example, 82% of alumni report their education was “helpful” or “very helpful” in learning to write well).  To see results for other academic skill areas, click here.
  • The alumni survey also asked graduates their opinion about campus services and facilities (for example, 79% of respondents were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the library).  To see the percentage of alumni that used each service or facility, click here.  To see levels of satisfaction for other campus facilities and services used by alumni, click here.

Differences between one-year and five-year alumni: By separating responses from one-year and five-year alumni, we can see if opinions about Nicholls and levels of satisfaction with campus services have changed over time.  For example, 73% of five-year alumni felt their Nicholls education was “excellent” or “good” preparation for their current occupation, compared with 68% of one-year alumni.

  • To see the difference between one and five-year alumni for the other highlighted items, click here.
  • Click here to see the difference between one and five-year alumni for academic items, and click here for the difference for opinions of campus services and facilities.

 

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