Key Findings

  • UT Austin alumni are statistically more likely than national comparison group graduates to be thriving in each well-being element. 
  • Key drivers of well-being are 1) being involved in extracurricular activities, and 2) having a professor who cared about them as a person.




Breakdown of Well-Being Elements

Of the five elements, UT Austin alumni are the most likely to be thriving in purpose well-being, or having the opportunity to do something that they enjoy every day.


Alumni are Significantly More Likely to Thrive in Multiple Elements of Well-Being

Thirty percent of UT Austin alumni are thriving in at least four well-being elements compared with 23% of national comparison graduates. 

*Denotes an outcome that is statistically different from the corresponding UT Austin outcome at the 95% confidence level. 

Drivers of Well-Being

Two undergraduate experiences, in particular, strongly relate to the likelihood of alumni thriving in more well-being elements: 1) being extremely involved in extracurricular activities and 2) having had a professor who cared about them as a person.

Boosting Long-Term and Proximal Meaningful Life Outcomes