For more than 20 years, Tufts has administered a survey to students at the time of graduation. Well over 90% of students usually respond. The University uses the information to continuously strengthen the undergraduate experience and to find out what plans students have for the future.
In Spring of 2017, 96.6% of Tufts graduating seniors responded to the senior survey. Below are some results from the 2017 Senior Survey.
On the 2017 senior survey, students were asked “Overall, how satisfied are you with your undergraduate education?” Ninety-three percent reported that they were very or generally satisfied.
Members of the Class of 2017 reported that a Tufts education helped enhance a wide range of skills and abilities that will be important long after they have left Tufts.
To what degree did your Tufts education contribute to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?
|Greatly||Moderately||A little||Not at all|
|Communicating well orally||36%||48%||13%||3%|
|Creating original ideas and solutions||37%||50%||12%||2%|
|Developing global awareness||34%||36%||24%||7%|
|Functioning effectively as a member of a team||42%||42%||12%||3%|
|Judging the merits of arguments based on their sources, methods and reasoning||48%||40%||10%||3%|
|Planning and executing complex projects||44%||42%||13%||1%|
|Relating well to people of different races, nations, and religions||41%||39%||16%||4%|
|Synthesizing and integrating ideas and information||53%||38%||7%||2%|
|Thinking analytically and logically||60%||33%||6%||1%|
|Acquiring broad knowledge across a number of fields||42%||45%||13%||1%|
|Understanding the complexity of social problems||49%||36%||12%||3%|
|Writing clearly and effectively||41%||45%||12%||2%|
Students were asked about the status of their post-graduation plans. At graduation, 49.2% of students had secured employment, a position with a volunteer or service program, or planned to enlist in the military. Over fifteen percent planned to be attending graduate or professional school.
Please note, the Career Center maintains the most up-to-date list of recent graduates’ destinations.
Which of the following BEST describes your primary status after graduation?
|Employed full-time (average of 30 hours or more per week)||43.3%|
|Employed part-time (average of less than 30 hours per week)||9.1%|
|Enrolled in a program of continuing education/graduate school||15.0%|
|Planning to continue education but not yet accepted||3.7%|
|Participating in a volunteer or service program (e.g. Peace Corps, City Year, Teach for America)||2.4%|
|Serving in the military||0.4%|
|Not seeking employment or continuing education at this time||1.0%|