Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey
Explore Gallup's research.
This annual survey, formerly the Gallup-Purdue Index, measures the vital outcomes that affect the lives of college graduates.
Mentorship is key to college students' success, and institutions of higher learning need to do more to ensure that students find mentors.
Mentoring College Students to Success
College graduates who say they were challenged academically are 3.6 times more likely than those who say they were not challenged academically to strongly agree that their education prepared them well for life outside of college.
How six key undergraduate experiences prime graduates to succeed in their work and lives after college.
Only a third of students believe they will graduate with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the job market (34%) and in the workplace (36%).
Nearly three-fourths of WGU grads strongly agree their education was worth the cost
Students and colleges could benefit from putting more emphasis on students' successful exit from -- rather than entrance into -- college in the form of effective career services.
16% of college graduates who visited their career services office report the office was very helpful.
50% of U.S. Alumni Strongly Agree Their Education Was Worth the Cost
39% of Employed College Graduates Are Engaged At Work
Postgraduate degree holders who took at least half of their classes online fare just as well on many employment and life satisfaction measures as those who took most courses in person.
By emphasizing experiential learning and support before graduation, universities can potentially increase alumni attachment to their alma mater.
There's a coming data revolution in higher education, but it's not the "big data" revolution that many have been hyping. This revolution will be about the voices of consumers and constituents in higher education.
Female former student-athletes outperform other college graduates on important career and life outcomes, according to a new analysis based on the Gallup-Purdue Index.