2009 Senior Survey Results
The KU Senior Survey assesses the level of student satisfaction on a broad range of university experiences. The survey is administered to seniors during their spring term and has been conducted eight times since 1977. Results from the 2009 survey indicate that student satisfaction is high in many areas.
- 90% of respondents were satisfied with their overall education and would attend KU again.
- Satisfaction with many academic experiences is at a high level.
- Students increasingly report participating in a number of education experiences, such as research outside of the classroom, service learning/community service, study abroad, and a culminating senior experience.
In the 2009 reports, streamlined data decisions as well as changes in university organization have resulted in some slight changes from prior year reports. Survey respondents have been grouped by the degree program in which they graduated during the year surveyed, if applicable, or by their academic plan as recorded in student records, not by self-reported major. Responses are also grouped into academic units active for the 2009-2010 academic year, not by the unit governing the student's degree program at the time surveyed. Responses from previous years for primary major only included. Percentages in the reports are calculated using total number of rankable responses for that question as denominator. The number of respondents has been divided by the total number of spring degree recipients in a unit as a proxy for response rate, since rates are not available for all units.