Surveys | Graduation Census

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The Graduation Census is administered to all students who apply for graduation. It asks students for information regarding their employment and graduate school plans. The Graduation Census also asks to what extent the AU experience developed student skills and abilities in a number of areas. Finally, the survey asks about the student's level of satisfaction with academic program and overall experience at AU.







Most Recent Selected Results

Undergraduate Results
  • Post-graduation plans (May 2013): working in chosen field (71%), applying to or attending professional / graduate school (15%), working and additional schooling (6%).
  • Post-graduation plans results included those whose status we were able to confirm as of 6 months after graduation for May 2013 - 79% of graduates surveyed.
  • AU Learning Outcomes (May 2014): Graduates rated their own abilities highest in the following areas: understanding diverse perspectives / experiences, communication skills, and critical thinking.
  • Overall Satisfaction (May 2014): Most graduates reported being satisfied with their academic program (92%) and their experience at American University (90%).
Master's Student Results
  • Post-graduation plans (May 2013): working in chosen field (84%), applying to or attending professional / graduate school (4%), working and additional schooling (3%).
  • Post-graduation plans results included those whose status we were able to confirm as of 6 months after graduation for May 2013 - 81% of graduates surveyed.
  • Program Learning Outcomes (May 2014): Graduates rated their own abilities highest in the following areas: thinking analytically, applying knowledge, and critical reading/comprehension.
  • Overall Satisfaction (May 2014): Masters' graduates were generally satisfied with their academic program (92%) and their experience at American University (91%).

Latest Report - At Graduation May 2014 (available to selected AU community members)

Latest Report - 6 Months Out May 2013 (available to selected AU community members)