The ultimate measure of a postsecondary institution’s success is whether its alumni succeed in work and life. Measuring and reporting these outcomes are becoming expected responsibilities of colleges and universities to ensure they are living up to the ideals embodied in their mission statements.
Strada Education Network℠ is committed to listening to the consumer voice of all students, including graduates and non-completers, so we have expanded our partnership with Gallup to include serving as the lead partner on the Gallup-Purdue Index.
The Gallup-Purdue Index has served as a unique, informative resource for countless higher education institutions as they strive to learn more about the outcomes of their graduates. The Gallup-Purdue Index enables institutions to understand:
- Whether alumni are engaged in their work
- Whether alumni are thriving in key aspects of their lives
- How alumni rate their undergraduate experiences and their attachment to their college or university following graduation
Education consumers have a savvy understanding of their postsecondary experiences as they relate to their careers. Survey results show that U.S. adults are overwhelmingly pursuing postsecondary education to advance their careers in some way.
We look forward to finding ways to partner with higher education providers through the Gallup-Purdue Index to better understand alumni experiences and benefit all students as they work to attain their education and career goals.
Through the Gallup-Purdue Index, Gallup can provide custom analytics and reporting to colleges and universities, including alumni in-depth qualitative interviews, with the unique ability to benchmark against a nationally representative study of 60,000 college graduates. Institutions can compare their graduates against select cohorts, such as Carnegie Classifications, athletic divisions or other institutions in their state.
Strada Education Network has previously supported the following research based on the Gallup-Purdue Index:
- Achieving the Dream
- Gallup-USA Funds Associate Degree Graduates Report
- Gallup-USA Funds Minority College Graduates Report
Learn more about the Gallup-Purdue Index or sign up to receive the next annual report.