Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

What We Learn from Alumni

Every term we ask our students about their experience through course evaluations. Every few years we survey students to learn how satisfied they are with their overall Marylhurst experience. But it doesn't stop there.

Two years after graduation, we reach out to our alumni to find out how Marylhurst has changed their lives.

We ask what they are doing professionally and in furthering their education. Are Marylhurst's alumni resources satisfactory? In what ways has their Marylhurst education had an impact on their lives since graduation? How satisfied are they with the instruction they received at Marylhurst?

The answers to these questions help us understand what we are doing right – and what areas we need to improve.

Highlights of the 2012 alumni survey:

83% of alumni respondents are employed

80% are very or extremely satisfied with their Marylhurst education

88% agree or strongly agree that Marylhurst supported them well in their primary goal of pursuing education at Marylhurst

84% agree or strongly agree that their Marylhurst experiences inspired them to continue to learn and seek new learning opportunities

At least 90% of respondents felt the critical thinking skills, speaking and listening skills, and writing skills emphasis at Marylhurst were relevant or very relevant to their current pursuits (94%, 92%, and 90% respectively).

We also learned that a significant number (33%) feel it is important or very important to be connected to Marylhurst as an alum but also report having a weak connection or lack of connection. This is one of the areas identified for improvement, and the university is examining ways to close this gap. For example, the School of Business and College of Arts & Sciences are presently looking into ways to better engage with students as they move beyond their Marylhurst years, and discern exactly how students want to be engaged with Marylhurst as alumni.

Alumni who graduated fall 2010 through summer 2011 will receive the alumni survey in April 2013. If you receive a survey, please share your experience with us. It really matters!

Read the 2012 Alumni Survey full report

Related News

See All News

Marylhurst Ranks in Top 10 Great Values

Marylhurst University's online programs garnered a Top 10 ranking in Portland from Great Value Colleges in January 2016.

Chamber Choir to Compete in Ireland

The Marylhurst Chamber Choir will travel to Ireland at the end of April to compete and perform at the Cork International Choir Festival.

Calendar

See All Events

January 11, 2016 – March 20, 2016

Print Arts NW Exhibition

Art exhibition features select works by Print Arts Northwest artists. Founded in 1981, Print Arts Northwest (PAN) advocates the art of printmaking ...

READ MORE

January 12, 2016 – March 05, 2016

Group Painting Exhibition at The Art Gym

The Art Gym will present "and from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive," a group exhibition featuring 10 Pacific Northwest artis...

READ MORE

February 09, 2016

Students: Housing Focus Group

If Marylhurst University offered on-campus housing for students, would you be interested? What amenities would you need? What would you need for fo...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

© Marylhurst University