2013 Alumni Survey
Summary Report




















Office of Assessment
November 2013

 
2013 ALUMNI SURVEY

SUMMARY REPORT






Prepared by:

Christopher Urban
Assistant Director

Amanda Mellenbruch
Undergraduate Assistant





Office of Assessment

Kansas State University

November 2013

 
  • The response rate for the 2013 Kansas State Alumni Survey was 31%, with 870 responses.
     
  • 95% of respondents said that they definitely (75%) or probably (20%) would choose Kansas State again if they could start over.
     
  • 98% of respondents reported that they definitely (83%) or probably (15%) would recommend Kansas State University to a potential student.
     
  • 58% of respondents were female, while 42% were male.
     
  • 97% of respondents were U.S. citizens
     
  • 66% of respondents were residents of Kansas
Introduction
Amount of debt accumulated by respondents upon completion of Bachelor's degree:
Respondents that also graduated with any of the following:
Respondents' current activities:
Respondents by College
K-State 2025 Thematic Goal II
Undergraduate Educational Experience

 
Amount respondents felt the Kansas State University college experienced contributed to growth in each area:
Emphasis respondents felt should have been placed on the following K-State 8 (general education) areas:
Degree to which undergraduate experiences motivated respondents to become involved in community activities:
Degree to which respondents felt overall quality of life has been enhanced by their undergraduate experience:
Emphasis respondents felt should have been placed on the following undergraduate learning outcomes:
  • 50% of respondents reported that during their undergraduate education they were involved in a research or creative endeavor in or outside of classwork.
     
  • 39% of respondents reported that their mentor was an excellent contribution to their undergraduate endeavor.
     
  • 42% of repondents reported that they were involved in a research/creative endeavor project for 2 or less semesters, 32% for 3-4 semesters, 13% for 5-6 semesters, 8.5% for 7-8 semesters, and 4% for 9 or more semesters.
K-State 2025 Thematic Goal I
Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities, and Discovery

 
Types of dissemination of respondents' undergraduate research/creative endeavor successfully achieved:
Extent to which respondents felt their research/creative endeavor contributed to their undergraduate academic success:
Contribution of research/creative endeavor experience to success in respondents' current professions:
Did respondents feel their research/creative endeavor contributed to their career choices?
  • 27.5% of respondents reported being enrolled in graduate or professional school
     
  • 19% of respondents reported that they were currently enrolled in graduate or professional school without being employed
     
  • 8.5% reported that they were both employed and purusing further education.
Alumni in Graduate School
Respondents' rating of quality of their undergraduate preparation for graduate or professional education:
Financial assistance that supported respondents' graduate study:
Degree respondents are currently pursuing:
  • Overall, 79% of respondents reported that they were engaged in some kind of employment (full time, part time, employed and enrolled in school, self-employment)
     
  • 67% of respondents reported that they were employed 35 hours per week or more
     
  • 9% of respondents reported that they were both employed and continuing their education
     
  • 2% reported that they were self-employed
     
  • 54% of respondents reported that their job or carrer was directly related to their undergraduate field of study. 30% reported it was somewhat related, and 15% reported that their career was not related at all to their undergraduate study.
     
Employed Alumni
Current position of respondents:
Respondents learned of job by:
How close respondents' current jobs are to they type of job they desired:
Number of job interviews had before accepting current position:
Skills required of respondents:
Degree to which respondents felt prepared for their present job:
Respondents felt that their K-State experience gave them a/an:
Time taken for respondents to obtain current full-time job:
Degree of difficulty in finding employment:
Unemployed Alumni
 
  • Less than 4% of respondents reported that they were not engaged in employment
Have respondents sought job placement assistance from the Office of Career and Employment Services?
Respondents planning to seek paid employment:
Respondents' description of not being employed:
Primary reason respondents are not employed: