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University of Northern Iowa--Graduate students--Attitudes; Graduate students--Iowa--Cedar Falls--Attitudes; Department: Office of Institutional Research;



The University of Northern Iowa Graduate Program Survey was used by the University of Northern Iowa to gain constructive feedback from graduate students at the time of commencement. The overall purpose of this study was to allow the university to see the social and academic experiences graduate students were wanting and achieving in their experience at the graduate level. This survey supplies the university with feedback to provide a better graduate experience for future students, if necessary, and informs the university with where graduate students are being placed in employment or taking advantage of other options after graduate. This survey focused on two main areas in the students’ lives: academic and social activity. Questions in this survey ranged from the preparation of the program for future goals to the overall satisfaction of the graduate program. This survey was given at the December and May commencement ceremonies, allowing the students to look back upon their time at the university before walking across the stage at commencement. For the 2013-2014 academic year, 282 graduate students completed the survey out of the 354 students who attended graduation, with a total response rate of 79.7% .


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