Senior Exit Survey: 2019-2020
With post-college life on the horizon, 1,855 graduating seniors reflect on their stay at SDState.
During summer 2018, a representative taskforce (including individuals from each College, Office of Career Development, and Office of Institutional Research and Assessment) designed a survey to collect information on graduating students’ overall perceptions of their undergraduate experience, abilities and knowledge related to general education goals, participation in High Impact Practices (HIPs), satisfaction with student service offices, and their graduate education aspirations. This information helps inform strategies and goals for improving undergraduate students’ educational experiences at SDSU. The 2018-19 academic year was the pilot year for the survey. SDSU is following up with the second year of the survey on 2019-20 academic year. The results below are from the 2019-20 survey.
Methods and analysis
Almost all graduating seniors who completed the graduation application participated in the Senior Exit Survey (98% response rate). The survey instrument consists of 50 questions in closed-ended response format.
The survey had items related to
- Overall experiences
- General education goals
- High-Impact Practices (HIPs)
- Graduate School aspirations
- Student Services
There are a combined of 1,855 senior students who participated in the 2019-2020 senior exit survey (246 participants from summer 2019, 436 from fall 2019, and 1,173 from spring 2020).
Descriptive statistics were used for each survey item. Moderately agreed/satisfied, agreed/satisfied, and strongly agreed/satisfied selections were combined to produce percentages of agreement and satisfaction.