- Professors are the predominant source of undergraduate mentorship
- First-generation college student(FGCS) and minority graduates who had a mentor are less likely than their counterparts to identify their mentor as a professor.
- Graduates’ professor mentors were most likely to come from an arts and humanities field.
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 Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey, formerly the Gallup-Purdue Index.
The Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey 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 Alumni Survey 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 post-secondary experiences as they relate to their careers. Survey results show that U.S. adults are overwhelmingly pursuing post-secondary education to advance their careers in some way.
We look forward to finding ways to partner with higher education providers through the Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey to better understand alumni experiences and benefit all students as they work to attain their education and career goals.
Through the Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey, we 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.