Respondent Profile - 2009 Alumni Survey of 2005-2006 Graduates
A total of 248 USC Columbia alumni (15.2% of the 2005-2006 graduates surveyed) completed the Alumni Survey in 2009.
Of the graduates who responded:
- 83.3% reported satisfaction with the general education program
- 88.3% reported satisfaction with his or her major program of study
- 65.0% obtained their first full-time job within three months of graduating
- 91.5% reported satisfaction with his or her overall academic experience
The Alumni Survey is administered every two years to a 50% sample of USC alumni who were graduated two to three years before the survey is administered. The Alumni Survey is administered in part to fulfill the requirements of Act 255 of 1992, which mandates that public institutions of higher learning report placement data and educational satisfaction attitudes of graduates.