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Alumni Survey

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

  • NIU experience
  • Post graduate education
  • Current employment status

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%

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