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Top Gallup-Purdue Index Findings of 2015
Gallup editors highlight some of the most important findings from the Gallup-Purdue Index in 2015.
Returning Vets Don't Feel Their College Understood Their Needs
U.S. college graduates who served in the military while enrolled in college are more likely to strongly agree that their college or university understood their unique needs than those who served prior to enrolling in college.
Few MBA, Law Grads Say Their Degree Prepared Them Well
MBA and law degree holders are less likely than other postgraduates to say their degree prepared them well or believe their education was worth the cost.
Former Student-Athletes Are Winners in Well-Being
A recent national Gallup-Purdue Index study of college graduates shows former student-athletes are more likely to be thriving than non-student-athletes in four out of five areas of well-being that Gallup measures.
The Importance of Helping Students Find Mentors in College
Mentorship is key to college students' success, and institutions of higher learning need to do more to ensure that students find mentors.
Graduates Exposed to Diversity Believe Degree More Valuable
Recent U.S. college graduates who interacted with people from different backgrounds on a regular basis during their undergraduate experience are more likely to believe their college degree was worth the cost.
Gallup-Purdue Index 2015 Report Now Available
The report provides insights for universities, educators, employers and students on the factors that contribute to positive outcomes for graduates.
Recent Grads Less Likely to Agree College Was Worth Cost
Half of college alumni strongly agree their education from their university was worth the cost. Recent graduates are less likely to agree than those who graduated before 2006.
"Big Six" College Experiences Linked to Life Preparedness
"Big Six" key college experiences are linked to feelings of preparedness for life after college and time to degree completion. Unfortunately, only 3% of college alumni strongly agree that they had all of these experiences.
Gallup's Top Education Findings of 2016
Gallup reviews its top education findings from 2016.