2019 College Senior Survey

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Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA


The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) has administered the College Senior Survey since 1993; this year marked the 27th administration of the survey. This report highlights data from 17,363 seniors graduating from 63 four-year colleges and universities across the United States. Below are findings about their learning experiences, ways they incorporate wellness and balance into their lives, aspirations for graduate education, and highlights of students who transferred from the community college system. Out of all the graduating seniors who responded to the survey, 83.3% reported satisfaction with their overall college experience. Students believe they are leaving their institutions with a stronger knowledge base around global (83.7%), national (81.8%), and community issues (77.9%).



four-year public institutions, academic achievement, psychological outcomes