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Alumni Survey Responses

Year  2015  2016  2017 
# of emails sent  435 (2013 and 2008 graduates)  372 (2014 and 2009 graduates)  393 (2015 and 2010 graduates)
responses received 136  117 128
response rate 31% 31.5% 32.6%

Selected Alumni Survey Responses

Overall, SLIS effectively prepared me for professional practice in an information setting

Responding by Year 2015 (n=125)  2016 (n=79)  2017 (n=96) 
Strongly Agree  25% 27.9%  34%
Agree 54% 46.8%  47% 
Neutral 16.1%  16.5%  13%
Disagree 4%  3.8%  3%
Strongly Disagree .8% 5.1% 3%

SLIS courses prepared me for the skills and competencies needed in my job

Responding by Year 2015 (n=125)  2016 (n=79)  2017 (n=96)
Strongly Agree  19.4% 29.1%  29%
Agree 59.7%  57%  55%
Neutral 13.7%  7.6%  8%
Disagree 7.3%  5.1%  5%
Strongly Disagree 0%  1.3%  2%

I am proud of my connection to SLIS

Responding by Year 2015 (n=125)  2016 (n=80)  2017 (n=96)
Strongly Agree  36.1% 40%  51%
Agree 43.4%  32.5%  34%
Neutral 18.9%  21.3%  14%
Disagree 1.6% 3.8% 0%
Strongly Disagree 0%  2.5%  1%


Previous surveys:

Year 2012 2013 2014
# of emails sent 295 (2011 graduates) 431 (2011 and 2006 graduates) 405 (2012 and 2007 graduates)
responses received 89 170 142
response rate 30.8% 39.4% 35.1%

Selected Alumni Survey Responses

Overall, how well did Simmons SLIS prepare you for your current occupation?

Responding by Year 2006 (n=71) 2007 (n=43) 2011 (n=99) 2012 (n=99)
Very Well 22.5% 23.3% 25.3% 31.3%
More than Adequately 50.7% 41.9% 39.4% 43.4%
Adequately 12.7% 16.3% 17.2% 14.1%
Total 85.9% 81.4% 81.8% 88.9%

Would you recommend Simmons SLIS?

Responding by Year 2006 (n=71) 2007 (n=43) 2011 (n=99) 2012 (n=99)
Definitely 39.4% 51.2% 39.4% 44.4%
Probably 35.2% 25.6% 37.4% 31.3%
Total 74.6% 76.7% 76.8% 75.8%

I use the skills competencies I learned at Simmons SLIS in my current job

Responding by Year 2006 (n=71) 2007 (n=43) 2011 (n=99) 2012 (n=99)
Agree 59.2% 46.5% 43.4% 56.6%
Strongly Agree 12.7% 30.2% 27.3% 23.2%
Total 71.8% 76.7% 70.7% 79.8%