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  • • © 2018 Northern Illinois University

    Accreditation, Assessment, and Evaluation

    NIU Alumni Survey

    of Baccalaureate Students

    Employment, Additional Education, Satisfaction, and Internships

    (Academic Year 2015-2016)

  • • Sample – Baccalaureate alumni

    • Graduated in Fall 2015/Spring 2016/Summer 2016 • Method

    – Alumni completed survey online – Students surveyed post-graduation, in 2018

    • Survey Highlights – I. Alumni Employment and Additional Education – II. Alumni Satisfaction with NIU – III. Alumni Internships while Attending NIU

    Background

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    17

    85

    99

    191

    424

    167

    270

    284

    584

    815

    1388

    3421

    0 1000 2000 3000 4000

    CVPA

    COE

    CEET

    COB

    CHHS

    CLAS

    Overall

    Number of Students Surveyed Respondents

    Response Rates Response Rate

    14%

    12%

    6%

    15%

    7%

    14%

    Overall

    By College 12%

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  • I. Alumni Employment and

    Addit ional Education

    4

  • 14%

    4% 5% 6%

    56%

    6% 7% 4% 0

    50

    100

    150

    200

    250

    Full-Time Employment

    Part-Time Employment

    Seeking Employment

    Not Seeking Employment

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    Pursuing/Completed Additional Degree

    No Additional Degree

    Employment and Addit ional Education

    Employed Not Employed

    5

  • 6

    Addit ional Education: Type of Degree(s) Pursued

    *Participants identified their degree as “Other” if it did not match any of the categories above.

    0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80

    Unreported

    Other

    Grad Certificate

    Health Professional

    Law

    Doctorate

    Master's

    Undergraduate Degree

    Number of Respondents

    … By Alumni Respondents Who Pursued Additional Degree(s)

    4%

    56%

    14%

    7%

    2%

    6%

    8%

    3%

  • 7

    Sector of Employment

    0 20 40 60 80 100 120

    Unreported

    Other

    Military

    Self-Employed

    Non-Profit

    College/University

    Government

    Professional Firm

    Elementary/Secondary School

    Health Agency

    Business

    Number of Respondents

    … Of Alumni Respondents Employed Full-Time or Part-Time 34%

    15%

    9%

    8%

    8%

    6%

    4%

    1%

    1%

    4%

    12%

    *Participants identified their job as “Other” if it did not match any of the categories above.

  • 51%

    11%

    38%

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    120

    140

    160

    180

    Illinois Other State Unreported

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    … Of Alumni Respondents Employed Full-Time or Part-Time

    Location of Employment

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  • 65%

    19% 16%

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    120

    140

    Less Than 6 Months > 6 Months; < 1 Year One Year or More

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    … For Alumni Respondents Employed (Full-Time or Part-Time) After Graduation

    Time to Employment

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  • 10

    Relatedness of NIU Degree to Job

    Note. Due to missing data, percentages do not sum to 100%.

    36% 39%

    11% 15%

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    120

    Closely Related Related Unrelated (by Choice)

    Unrelated (Not by Choice)

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    … Of Alumni Respondents Employed Full-Time or Part-Time

  • Job Satisfaction and Relatedness of Job to NIU Degree

    4.66

    1 2 3 4 5 6

    11

    n = 289

    3.50 4.94

    4.79 4.92

    1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

  • Job Preparedness and Relatedness of Job to NIU Degree

    4.25

    1 2 3 4 5 6

    12

    n = 287

    3.05 3.28

    4.37 4.89

    1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

  • II. Alumni Satisfaction with NIU

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  • 4.62

    4.72

    1 2 3 4 5 6

    I would recommend NIU to a prospective

    student.

    I am satisfied with my overall experience

    as a student at NIU.

    Overall Satisfaction with NIU

    Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

    14

    n = 368

    n = 367

  • 3.85

    4.41

    4.67

    4.19

    1 2 3 4 5 6

    I am satisfied with the career advising I received at NIU.

    I am satisfied with the career services that were available to me at NIU.

    Overall, I am satisfied with the financial aid that was made available

    to me during my time at NIU.

    I felt safe while on campus at NIU.

    Satisfaction with NIU’s Services

    Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

    15

    n = 363

    n = 366

    n = 362

    n = 363

  • 4.28

    4.68

    4.83

    4.86

    4.90

    1 2 3 4 5 6

    I am satisfied with the academic advising I received within my major.

    I believe my degree from NIU represents a good value for the investment I made.

    I am satisfied with the educational experiences I had within my major.

    Considering my circumstances, I am satisfied with the amount of time

    it took me to complete my degree.

    Overall, I am satisfied with my Baccalaureate degree.

    Satisfaction with NIU Degree

    Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

    16

    n = 361

    n = 366

    n = 366

    n = 361

    n = 368

  • 3.9

    4.3

    4.6

    4.4

    4.5

    3.8

    4.2

    4.6

    4.6

    4.6

    4.5

    5.0

    5.0

    5.0

    5.1

    4.7

    5.0

    5.1

    5.0

    5.2

    1 2 3 4 5 6

    I am satisfied with the academic advising I received within my major.

    I believe my degree from NIU represents a good value for the investment I made.

    I am satisfied with the educational experiences I had within my major.

    Considering my circumstances, I am satisfied with the amount of time

    it took me to complete my degree.

    Overall, I am satisfied with my Baccalaureate degree.

    Satisfaction with Degree and Relatedness of Job to NIU Degree

    Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree

    17

    n = 276

    n = 280

    n = 280

    n = 276

    n = 281

  • III. Alumni Internships while Attending NIU

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  • Number of Internships While Attending NIU

    42% 47%

    11%

    0

    50

    100

    150

    200

    250

    One or More None Unreported

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  • Types of Internships

    61% 66%

    86%

    0 20 40 60 80

    100 120 140 160 180 200

    Paid For Credit Within Discipline

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    Of those alumni who had internships, at least one internship was…

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    For more information…

    Please contact: Accreditation, Assessment and Evaluation Northern Illinois University Adams Hall B20 assess@niu.edu, 815-753-3545, go.niu.edu/assessment

    mailto:assess@niu.edu

    Slide Number 1 Background Response Rates I. Alumni Employment and Additional Education Employment and �Additional Education Additional Education:�Type of Degree(s) Pursued Sector of Employment Location of Employment Time to Employment Relatedness of NIU Degree to Job Job Satisfaction and�Relatedness of Job to NIU Degree Job Preparedness and�Relatedness of Job to NIU Degree II. Alumni Satisfaction with NIU Overall Satisfaction with NIU Satisfaction with NIU’s Services Satisfaction with NIU Degree Satisfaction with Degree and�Relatedness of Job to NIU Degree III. Alumni Internships while Attending NIU Number of Internships �While Attending NIU Types of Internships For more information…