Survey of 2012 Graduates
Santa Clara University surveyed the Class of 2012 in February 2012, approximately eight months after their graduation dates. The purpose of the study was to learn the respondents’ employment and/or graduate school status.
Graduate School Acceptance and Status
95 percent of respondents who applied to full-time graduate programs were admitted into at least one institution.
Preparation for Graduate Study: How Well SCU Prepared Students
97 percent of respondents reported receiving good to excellent preparation for their graduate study.
Methodology and Statistical Significance of the Study
These data were collected from graduates who began as first-time freshmen in 2008 and graduated within four years. The survey instrument was emailed to all 2012 graduates for whom we had valid e-mail addresses (98%). The response rate of 41 percent (409 respondents) yields a profile that is representative of the class of 2012 by sex, school/college, and ethnicity/race.