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Alumni Survey

Each academic year NIU surveys alumni who graduated in the previous academic years. The alumni survey seeks information about:

  • NIU experience
  • Post graduate education
  • Current employment status

 

We are currently collecting alumni feedback from graduates of Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016 semesters.

View the comprehensive baccalaureate alumni survey report.

Current Employment

  2013 2014 2015
Full-Time 74% 74% 81%
Part-Time 10% 7% 6%
Seeking 15% 12% 9%
Not Seeking 2% 7% 4%

Time to First Job

  2013 2014 2015
Less Than 6 Months 77% 69% 70%
More Than 6 Months 23% 31% 30%
 

Pursuing or Complete a Degree

  2013 2014 2015
Pursuing a Degree 14% 21% 21%

Satisfaction with Degree

  2013 2014 2015
Strongly positive 35% 38% 27%
Positive 39% 51% 56%
Somewhat positive 18% 6% 6%
Somewhat negative 6% 3% 3%
Negative 1% 1% 5%
Strongly negative 1% 1% 3%

Satisfaction with Time to Degree

  2013 2014 2015
Satisfied 93% 87% 90%
Dissatisfied 7% 13% 10%

Preparedness for Current Job

  2013 2014 2015
Very prepared 25% 24% 24%
Prepared 27% 45% 47%
Slightly prepared 37% 15% 11%
Slightly unprepared 9% 4% 3%
Unprepared 1% 12% 7%
Very unprepared 1% 0% 8%

View the comprehensive graduate alumni survey report.

Current Employment

  2013 2014 2015
Full-Time 83% 83% 94%
Part-Time 4% 4% 6%
Seeking 10% 9% 0%
Not Seeking 4% 4% 0%
 

Time to First Job

  2013 2014 2015
Less Than 6 Months 75% 95% 96%
More Than 6 Months 25% 5% 4%

Satisfaction with Degree

  2013 2014 2015
Strongly positive 44% 36% 25%
Positive 38% 50% 68%
Somewhat positive 8% 9% 6%
Somewhat negative 8% 5% 0%
Negative 2% 0% 2%
Strongly negative 0% 0% 0%

Satisfaction with Time to Degree

  2013 2014 2015
Satisfied 94% 91% 96%
Dissatisfied 6% 9% 4%
 

Preparedness for Current Job

  2013 2014 2015
Very prepared 40% 30% 43%
Prepared 45% 53% 40%
Slightly prepared 14% 5% 11%
Slightly unprepared 0% 8% 2%
Unprepared 0% 0% 4%
Very unprepared 0% 5% 0%

How to Access Survey Results