Senior Survey Results Reported

Posted: March 4, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Joseph J. Urban, III

The Office of Institutional Assessment has released the Graduating Senior Survey (GSS) report for 2000-2001. The report covers several topics, including educational experience; Mason courses and faculty; use of computer technology; schedule, employment, and future plans; satisfaction; campus experience; and demographics and comments.

A summary of the comprehensive GSS was presented at a Board of Visitors meeting on January 23, and showed a comparison of some of the results with earlier years. The summary states that the number of Mason students who are satisfied or very satisfied with their overall Mason experience increased from 90 percent in 2000 to 91 percent in 2001.

The summary further suggests that while a high percentage of Mason students are satisfied with the level of diversity at the university, the number of students who are satisfied or very satisfied with campus diversity dropped from 94 percent in 2000 to 92 percent in 2001.

Finally, the results show that 63 percent of Mason seniors report feeling satisfied or very satisfied with their sense of belonging at the university, a statistic that remained the same over the past year.

The survey can be found in its entirety at the GSS web site.

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