Examining the Outcomes and Experiences of Longhorn Alumni
Traditional metrics for measuring the value of a college education — namely, job and graduate school placement rates and alumni salaries — may be the easiest measures of alumni outcomes, but they do not fully capture the experience and impact of a college education. These metrics also do not adequately reflect the missions of higher education institutions and fail to address some of the primary reasons students attend college — not only to obtain a job, but to follow a career path that is particularly fulfilling to them, and to make a meaningful and lifelong contribution to society.
In each year since 2014, Gallup has surveyed a nationally representative sample of college graduates, now totaling more than 70,000 U.S. graduates. A survey of UT Austin's undergraduate alumni was conducted in the spring of 2017.
Measures well-being in five, interrelated elements among UT Austin alumni.
Examines the employment status of alumni and their preparation for life after of college.
Examines the experiential learning opportunities, support, and sense of belongingness.
Examines how alumni feel about the cost and value of their UT Austin education.
Explores the emotional connection between UT Austin alumni and the university.
The report includes the exact wording of the questions and a full description of the survey methodology including the interviewing method, sample size, definition of the survey population, and size of sampling error.