Graduate Student Survey: 2020-2021
The SDSU Graduate Student Survey was administered in Spring 2021 to provide information about graduate students’ employment plans, volunteer service, military service, or additional education. The report assesses the career paths and educational pursuits of the graduates.
Spring 2021 was the pilot year for the survey. It was sent electronically to graduate students who completed the graduation application (n=303).
120 of the 303 graduate students who received the survey participated (response rate of 39.6%).
Most graduate students who completed they survey were either employed (n=70), plan to pursue additional training (n=9) or take a post-doc fellowship/research position (n=8). 56.8% of respondents were employed in South Dakota.
Number of Participants by Graduate Degree
What type of graduate program did you participate in?
Which of the following BEST describes your PRIMARY activity after graduation?
I agree my post-graduate activity:
Assistance in Degree Completion
During your time as a graduate student, which of the following were the most important sources of information to assist you in degree completion? (multi-select)
Satisfaction with Graduate School Office
Thinking about your experience with the graduate school office, I agree:
Feedback on Department
I agree my department:
Satisfaction with Advisors
I agree my advisor: