Results Now Online for Graduating Student Surveys

Posted: June 12, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The results of the 1999 Graduate Student Survey and Graduating Senior Survey now are online.

This is the second year that graduate students were asked to complete a survey as part of the process of applying for graduation. The response rate increased dramatically from the previous year’s 23 percent to 77.4 percent in 1998-99. In 1999, the university awarded 1,245 master’s degrees, accounting for 81 percent of the respondents, and 300 doctoral degrees, accounting for 19 percent of respondents.

Of those graduate students surveyed, more than half (63 percent) said that they work full time. Seventy-four percent said that George Mason was their first choice. Forty-six percent were “very satisfied” with their George Mason experience and 43 percent were “somewhat satisfied.” About 75 percent of the students “agree/strongly agree” that their department and/or George Mason provides high quality services and support, with the exception of two areas–advisor contact regarding academic progress and departmental help and support in finding future professional employment.

The Graduating Senior Survey has been administered since 1990. In 1998-99, 2,121 students received their baccalaureate degrees. Of these, 1,662 completed the survey, yielding a response rate of 78.4 percent.

For more information, visit the Office of Institutional Assessment website.

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