Graduating Student Surveys : Part 2

Part 2 (Questions 7 - 34)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Total Responses

1116

1052

773

810

738

1012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. The quality of education in my major field was excellent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

46.1%

49.0%

49.8%

48.5%

50.8%

47.2%

 

Agree

51.2%

49.0%

47.5%

49.4%

47.2%

49.8%

 

Disagree

2.1%

1.5%

2.3%

1.7%

1.9%

2.1%

 

Strongly Disagree

0.6%

0.6%

0.4%

0.4%

0.1%

0.9%

 

 

 

 

 

   

8. Most of my courses were academically challenging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

41.6%

44.0%

42.8%

42.6%

45.0%

40.8%

 

Agree

54.1%

53.1%

54.5%

54.9%

51.2%

55.1%

 

Disagree

3.9%

2.3%

2.3%

2.3%

3.5%

3.7%

 

Strongly Disagree

0.4%

0.6%

0.4%

0.1%

0.3%

0.4%

 

 

 

 

 

   

9. Most of my courses forced me to consider new concepts/perspectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

42.4%

44.6%

44.6%

46.8%

45.4%

44.5%

 

Agree

51.4%

51.8%

51.1%

48.4%

50.5%

49.9%

 

Disagree

5.6%

3.2%

3.5%

4.3%

3.5%

4.9%

 

Strongly Disagree

0.5%

0.4%

0.8%

0.5%

0.5%

0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

   

10. The content of most courses was current.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

46.1%

51.0%

48.5%

47.8%

49.2%

47.0%

 

Agree

51.5%

46.1%

49.5%

50.5%

48.5%

49.4%

 

Disagree

2.1%

2.5%

1.9%

1.6%

2.2%

2.9%

 

Strongly Disagree

0.4%

0.4%

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

   

11. Most of my courses helped to improve my communication skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

39.3%

44.0%

43.2%

43.7%

41.5%

42.8%

 

Agree

52.3%

47.1%

49.9%

50.1%

52.3%

50.3%

 

Disagree

7.4%

8.2%

6.1%

5.8%

5.7%

6.1%

 

Strongly Disagree

0.9%

0.7%

0.8%

0.4%

0.5%

0.8%

 

 

 

 

 

   

12. Courses in my major field provided me with knowledge and skills that will be useful in my occupation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

58.9%

59.1%

60.0%

58.4%

61.4%

56.2%

 

Agree

38.2%

38.5%

37.9%

38.9%

37.0%

41.1%

 

Disagree

2.4%

1.7%

1.7%

2.3%

1.4%

2.0%

 

Strongly Disagree

0.5%

0.7%

0.4%

0.4%

0.3%

0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

   

13. I missed many classes because they were boring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

4.9%

3.6%

3.5%

3.1%

3.8%

4.6%

 

Agree

7.7%

6.0%

6.6%

6.7%

5.7%

8.4%

 

Disagree

36.2%

34.4%

34.8%

36.7%

35.1%

31.9%

 

Strongly Disagree

51.2%

56.0%

55.1%

53.6%

55.4%

55.0%

 

 

 

 

 

   

14. Most of my courses were necessary for me to be well-grounded in my major.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

41.2%

41.7%

40.0%

39.4%

40.8%

39.0%

 

Agree

51.4%

49.8%

52.1%

50.9%

50.1%

52.5%

 

Disagree

6.0%

7.1%

6.9%

9.3%

7.7%

7.0%

 

Strongly Disagree

1.3%

1.3%

1.0%

0.5%

1.4%

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

   

15. Most faculty members were helpful and encouraging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

47.6%

44.8%

47.3%

45.6%

45.7%

44.7%

 

Agree

47.0%

48.4%

47.7%

50.5%

49.5%

49.9%

 

Disagree

4.1%

5.6%

3.8%

3.3%

4.2%

4.6%

 

Strongly Disagree

1.3%

1.2%

1.2%

0.6%

0.7%

0.8%

 

 

 

 

 

   

16. Most faculty members were able to communicate clearly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

40.6%

38.7%

41.1%

38.9%

41.2%

40.7%

 

Agree

54.0%

54.3%

52.9%

57.0%

53.3%

51.8%

 

Disagree

4.4%

6.1%

5.2%

4.0%

5.1%

6.4%

 

Strongly Disagree

1.0%

1.0%

0.8%

0.1%

0.4%

1.1%

 

 

 

 

 

   

17. Most of my professors/instructors emphasized high standards of achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

51.1%

49.7%

49.7%

48.3%

51.4%

48.5%

 

Agree

46.1%

47.1%

47.6%

48.9%

45.1%

47.8%

 

Disagree

2.4%

2.6%

2.5%

2.5%

3.4%

2.7%

 

Strongly Disagree

0.4%

0.6%

0.3%

0.4%

0.1%

1.0%

 

 

 

 

 

   

18. Most of my professors/instructors were available during their posted office hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

46.6%

41.9%

45.9%

43.6%

45.7%

45.7%

 

Agree

48.1%

51.4%

48.8%

51.6%

49.5%

49.4%

 

Disagree

4.6%

5.8%

4.5%

4.3%

4.3%

4.2%

 

Strongly Disagree

0.7%

0.9%

0.8%

0.5%

0.5%

0.8%

 

 

 

 

 

   

19. My internet course instructors communicated with me in a timely manner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

35.7%

35.1%

33.8%

36.4%

40.2%

39.5%

 

Agree

48.9%

49.2%

51.2%

49.3%

45.0%

52.5%

 

Disagree

6.6%

5.8%

4.7%

6.3%

6.5%

5.9%

 

Strongly Disagree

2.0%

3.4%

3.1%

2.2%

1.8%

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

   

20. My professors/instructors assisted me in developing my career interests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

32.0%

31.1%

33.0%

30.1%

31.6%

32.2%

 

Agree

52.1%

51.5%

51.6%

53.6%

53.1%

52.3%

 

Disagree

14.1%

14.9%

13.1%

14.6%

13.6%

13.4%

 

Strongly Disagree

1.9%

2.5%

2.3%

1.7%

1.8%

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

   

21. My practicum/internship experiences will give me an advantage in the job market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree

35.8%

38.4%

38.4%

37.2%

39.2%

40.2%

 

Agree

44.2%

43.4%

43.9%

45.1%

43.5%

50.7%

 

Disagree

7.0%

7.1%

5.3%

7.3%

6.5%

6.9%

 

Strongly Disagree

2.3%

1.9%

1.7%

2.0%

1.8%

2.2%

 

 

 

 

 

   

22. Advising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Satisfied

53.2%

50.9%

53.4%

57.3%

56.1%

54.1%

 

Somewhat Satisfied

35.3%

33.7%

34.3%

32.3%

31.6%

35.7%

 

Somewhat Dissatisfied

8.1%

10.5%

9.3%

7.9%

9.1%

7.0%

 

Very Dissatisfied

3.4%

5.0%

3.0%

2.5%

3.3%

3.3%

 

 

 

 

 

   

23. Clarity of degree requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Satisfied

50.9%

53.6%

55.4%

56.4%

56.2%

55.4%

 

Somewhat Satisfied

38.0%

35.9%

35.2%

35.4%

35.4%

34.7%

 

Somewhat Dissatisfied

9.8%

8.6%

8.4%

7.2%

7.3%

8.4%

 

Very Dissatisfied

1.3%

1.9%

1.0%

1.0%

1.1%

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

   

24. Availability of specialized facilities (labs, computers, studios, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Satisfied

51.8%

54.8%

52.7%

54.9%

55.1%

55.0%

 

Somewhat Satisfied

40.1%

37.7%

40.0%

37.7%

36.0%

36.8%

 

Somewhat Dissatisfied

6.5%

5.8%

5.8%

6.0%

7.5%

5.5%

 

Very Dissatisfied

1.7%

1.7%

1.6%

1.4%

1.4%

2.7%

 

 

 

 

 

   

25. Opportunity for intellectual and social interaction between faculty and students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Satisfied

50.1%

53.0%

51.6%

53.6%

52.6%

52.3%

 

Somewhat Satisfied

43.7%

40.4%

42.4%

41.5%

42.3%

41.8%

 

Somewhat Dissatisfied

4.7%

5.5%

5.0%

4.8%

4.7%

5.4%

 

Very Dissatisfied

1.5%

1.0%

0.9%

0.1%

0.4%

0.5%

 

 

 

 

 

   

26. Communication between faculty and undergraduate majors concerning students' needs, concerns, and suggestions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Satisfied

50.1%

51.1%

51.6%

54.0%

52.4%

52.6%

 

Somewhat Satisfied

40.1%

39.0%

40.0%

38.5%

38.9%

38.9%

 

Somewhat Dissatisfied

7.2%

7.7%

6.9%

6.4%

7.9%

6.7%

 

Very Dissatisfied

2.7%

2.2%

1.6%

1.1%

0.8%

1.8%

 

 

 

 

 

   

27. What type of school did you attend just prior to entering this college?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public junior or community college

37.3%

37.1%

41.0%

39.9%

41.3%

39.9%

 

Private junior or community college

1.0%

1.1%

1.3%

0.5%

0.8%

1.6%

 

Public four-year university

15.3%

14.0%

13.7%

14.8%

13.4%

15.5%

 

Private four-year university

4.9%

3.5%

2.6%

2.7%

1.4%

2.7%

 

High School

34.9%

36.8%

34.9%

36.0%

37.8%

33.8%

 

Graduate/Professional College

0.6%

0.7%

0.6%

0.6%

0.4%

0.4%

 

None, I was employed

5.3%

6.6%

5.4%

4.9%

4.3%

5.4%

 

None, I was unemployed

0.6%

0.3%

0.4%

0.5%

0.5%

0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

   

28. How many transfer semester hours were applied to the degree you are currently seeking?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

18.0%

17.6%

15.7%

15.7%

15.3%

13.2%

 

1 to 6 hours

6.5%

6.4%

7.1%

8.0%

9.9%

8.5%

 

7 to 12 hours

7.0%

8.1%

8.3%

8.6%

8.4%

8.2%

 

13 to 30 hours

13.7%

15.9%

15.5%

11.9%

14.4%

13.2%

 

31 to 60 hours

25.4%

22.3%

25.1%

24.3%

24.5%

27.8%

 

61 to 90 hours

19.9%

20.2%

21.0%

22.8%

18.8%

19.9%

 

91 or more hours

4.4%

4.9%

4.4%

4.2%

4.5%

6.1%

 

not applicable

5.1%

4.7%

3.0%

4.4%

4.2%

3.1%

 

 

 

 

 

   

29. How many total semester hours have you earned for your present degree?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36 hours or less

3.9%

3.9%

5.7%

4.1%

3.9%

4.2%

 

37 to 60 hours

4.9%

5.1%

5.4%

6.2%

6.3%

7.4%

 

61 to 90 hours

9.1%

8.0%

10.1%

8.5%

8.6%

10.6%

 

91 to 124 hours

45.5%

46.8%

44.1%

43.6%

45.6%

45.8%

 

125 to 140 hours

26.5%

26.7%

25.9%

30.7%

27.6%

23.6%

 

141 hours or more

10.0%

9.5%

8.8%

6.9%

8.0%

8.5%

 

 

 

 

 

   

30. Have you taken off a semester or more?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No

62.5%

64.9%

65.6%

65.8%

67.6%

70.3%

 

Yes, 1 semester

11.6%

11.7%

13.8%

11.9%

10.8%

10.0%

 

Yes, 1 year

6.6%

5.6%

5.6%

5.3%

5.6%

4.2%

 

More than one year

19.2%

17.8%

15.0%

17.0%

16.0%

15.6%

 

 

 

 

 

   

31. During the last semester were you Full Time or Part Time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 or more hours, On Campus Only

57.2%

58.7%

59.6%

52.6%

56.8%

59.0%

 

Less than 12 hours, On Campus Only

10.5%

9.7%

11.0%

8.9%

9.2%

8.7%

 

12 or more hours, Distance Education Only

6.6%

4.0%

6.0%

5.1%

5.3%

5.6%

 

Less than 12 hours, Distance Education Only

14.2%

14.7%

13.6%

19.5%

16.0%

14.4%

 

12 or more hours, Combination

7.9%

9.0%

7.5%

10.5%

9.1%

9.9%

 

Less than 12 hours, Combination

3.6%

3.8%

2.3%

3.5%

3.6%

2.4%

 

 

 

 

 

   

32. What is your cumulative grade point average?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.00

3.0%

2.5%

2.6%

3.2%

2.8%

2.4%

 

3.50 to 3.99

25.6%

26.2%

22.6%

22.7%

23.7%

22.7%

 

3.00 to 3.49

32.2%

33.7%

33.5%

32.3%

32.0%

34.6%

 

2.50 to 2.99

30.3%

29.3%

32.3%

32.5%

32.1%

30.8%

 

below 2.50

8.9%

8.4%

8.9%

9.3%

9.4%

9.5%

 

 

 

 

 

   

33. How many internet courses did you take while attending MSU?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

31.1%

32.9%

35.4%

25.6%

29.0%

27.8%

 

1 to 3 classes

37.6%

36.1%

36.0%

37.9%

38.8%

41.2%

 

4 to 7 classes

11.3%

13.4%

10.1%

12.2%

11.2%

11.8%

 

8 to 10 classes

7.3%

7.6%

6.6%

8.6%

7.9%

5.8%

 

More than 10 classes

12.6%

10.0%

11.9%

15.7%

13.1%

13.4%

 

 

 

 

 

   

34. How many times did you change your major?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

51.8%

54.2%

56.4%

56.7%

56.4%

54.5%

 

1 time

27.2%

26.6%

23.8%

25.3%

25.0%

26.1%

 

2 times

11.1%

9.5%

10.2%

9.6%

9.9%

9.2%

 

3 times

7.3%

6.5%

7.4%

6.8%

6.6%

7.3%

 

More than 3 times

2.6%

3.2%

2.2%

1.6%

2.1%

2.9%