TTU achieves maximum score on alumni satisfaction

Recent Tennessee Tech University graduates left college feeling better about their academic and social experience than many other graduates of universities in the state, according to a recent alumni survey.

Those alumni also ranked their abilities to lead, define problems, learn on their own, and write and speak effectively higher on average than other survey respondents across the state and nation. TTU alumni also ranked their ability to understand scientific principles and work in a group above the national average.

About 200 respondents participated in the mail survey sent to recent graduates. The results tabulated 37 responses about the educational and social environment experienced at TTU. The questions allowed graduates to rate their overall experiences as well as individual items, including the quality of teaching, services and facilities.

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission suggests that each Tennessee college and university survey recent graduates every three years in order to evaluate their experiences and see how well they say they were prepared for employment. Item scores were reported as an institution's average and compared to the institution's prior average, the state average, and when available, the national norm.

TTU received the maximum amount of points awarded by THEC for scoring an almost 92% success rate on the survey. Success is demonstrated by scoring at or above the state or national norm and the institution's prior performance.

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