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Annual Employer Satisfaction Survey

The SOA now conducts an annual survey (in the fall) of employers.  Several years have been devoted to perfecting the survey instrument.  In 2010, a new base-line set of questions was established.  The following table includes a summary of responses, followed by detailed survey results.  Summary results of surveys from prior years are listed lower on this web page.

Scale: 1=Weak (or worse), 3=Average (or equal), 5=Excellent (or better)

  2010 2011 2012 2013
Knowledge and skills
3.78 4.24 4.03 4.22
Personal attributes 4.07 4.37 4.08 4.38
Technical preparation 3.36 3.54 3.42 3.44
Nontechnical skills 3.48 3.40 3.42 3.37
Persistence in work 3.71 3.90 3.64 3.59

2013 Details

2012 Details

2011 Details

2010 Details

 

 

Number of students accepting employment within three months of graduation and average starting salaries

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  Total Graduates By Three Months Average Salary
2002-2003 27 16 $38,601
2003-2004 29 24 $38,000
2004-2005 21 19 $38,344
2005-2006 34 31 $42,336
2006-2007 47 39 $49,553
2007-2008 30 29 $46,960
2008-2009 31 30 $47,014
2009-2010 28  20 $47,856
2010-2011 36 18 $47,416
2011-2012  26  23 $46,514

Prior Survey Instrument Results

Employers were surveyed in five-year intervals using an instrument that was closely related to a subset of the student satisfaction survey in that it asks employers to rate USU educated employees according to their performance in knowledge, skills, and professional attribute areas.

Scale: 1=Poor, 3=Good, 5=Excellent

  1995 2000 2005  
Personal Development - Knowledge 3.81 3.71 3.78  
Personal Development - Skills 3.86 3.98 3.91  
Professional Attributes 4.13 4.08 3.97  
As compared with other colleges 4.04 4.11 4.09  

Overall satisfaction with education from alumni survey

Scale: 1=Poor, 3=Good, 5=Excellent

  1995 2000 2005  
Satisfaction with SOA Faculty 3.90 3.99 3.68  
Personal Development - Knowledge 3.89 3.73 3.61  
Personal Development - Skills 3.59 3.74 3.66  
SOA Teaching Methods 3.60 3.71 3.56  
Overall Satisfaction 4.20 4.39 4.17