Alumni Attachment

Key Findings

  • UT Austin alumni have stronger attachment to the university compared to their national peers.
  • Alumni who have professors that cared about and challenged them academically have greater emotional attachment to the university



Gallup found that UT Austin alumni more likely to have a stronger emotional connection to their alma mater than national comparison graduates. 





Alumni Identify With The University Overall

When asked about their current sense of affiliation to UT Austin, alumni are most likely by far to indicate that they most strongly identify with the university overall. 



Drivers of Alumni Attachment

Alumni who strongly agree that they had a professor who cared about them as a person are more likely than those who do not strongly agree to be emotionally attached to the university. 


Full Report

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.