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December 2007 and May 2008 Baccalaureate Graduates
Outcomes Survey - 992 respondents - Delivery-Site


Of the 1,653 seniors who graduated and the additional 200 or so who completed an application for graduation but did not graduate on-time, 992 responded to this voluntary survey. The response rate is 54%. Seniors choose to participate in the online survey when they apply for graduation.

All but a few seniors worked off-campus their last college year. Nearly 75% of graduating seniors reported working off-campus 20 or more hours per week and 43% said they worked 30 or more hours per week. Nonetheless, many made time to participate in student activities and organizations (40%), do volunteer or community service (40-50%), join a professional organization or association (24%) or do career preparation (40%).

The level of satisfaction with academic preparation (results are below) has varied very little since these questions were first asked of graduates in 2003. Open-ended questions collect some of the most insightful and constructive information. Students this year frequently commented on life-changing college experiences and positive relationships with faculty and staff. Students also suggested areas for improvement. Parking continues to be the top item for improvement followed by academic/classroom experiences and academic advising.

Overall Satisfaction

    • 94% recommend UNO to other students
    • 91% are satisfied with the knowledge and skills required to earn a degree
    • 50% are willing to mentor a UNO student
    • 51% wish to return to UNO for graduate study

    Academic Preparation
    Satisfaction with academic preparation

    %
    Very Satisfied or Satisfied
    Development of critical reasoning skills
    89.6
    Development of quantitative skills
    82.5
    Development of writing skills
    80.9
    Skills to speak confidently in public
    80.5
    Sensitivity to diversity of cultures
    83.0
    Skills to listen and evaluate critically
    86.6
    The knowledge and skills for my degree
    90.9

    Following Graduation
    Most likely primary activity

     
    %
    Employment, Full-Time Paid
    71.1
    Graduate or professional school, Full-Time
    16.0
    Graduate or professional school, Part-Time
    3.4
    Employment, Part-Time Paid
    2.6
    Completely undecided
    2.4
    Starting or raising a family
    1.6
    Military Service
    1.0
    Traveling
    .9
    Additional undergraduate education
    .8
    Volunteer activity (e.g.) Peace Corps
    .2