Senior Exit Survey: 2020-2021
With post-college life on the horizon, 1,718 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. The results below are from the 2020-2021 survey.
Methods and analysis
A majority of graduating seniors who completed the graduation application also participated in the Senior Exit Survey (93.5% 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
1,718 senior students participated in the 2020-2021 Senior Exit Survey (222 from summer 2020, 456 from fall 2020, and 1,040 from spring 2021).
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.