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Survey of 2011 Graduates

Santa Clara University surveyed the Class of 2010 in February 2011, approximately eight months after their graduation dates. The purpose of the study was to learn the respondents’ employment and/or graduate school status.


Graduate School Acceptance and Status

97 percent of respondents who applied to full-time graduate school were admitted into at least one institution.

Preparation for Graduate Study: How Well SCU Prepared Students

95 percent of respondents reported receiving good to excellent preparation for their graduate study.


Methodology and Statistical Significance of the Study

These data were collected from graduates who began as first-time freshmen in 2007 and graduated within four years. The survey instrument was emailed to all 2011 graduates for whom we had valid e-mail addresses (96%). The response rate of 42 percent (468 respondents) yields a profile that is representative of the class of 2011 by sex, school/college, and ethnicity/race.

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