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Page: Alumni Survey 2008
1. What degree(s) or certificate(s) have you earned from KSU, and when did you receive them?
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Bachelor Degree
85.1%40
Associate Degree
14.9%7
Commissioned Military Officer
2.1%1
Nursing
2.1%1
Music – Band 0.0%0
Music Education 0.0%0
Certification – Teacher
4.3%2
Certification – Managers 0.0%0
Pre-Professional Programs 0.0%0
Master Degree (PUA)
19.1%9
Master Degree (Aquaculture) 0.0%0
Master Degree (Business) 0.0%0
Master Degree (Computer)
4.3%2
CASS Program 0.0%0
Did not obtain a degree or certificate 0.0%0
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87.2%41

2. How important were each of the following reasons for you to choose study at KSU? (Please check one answer for each category)
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I was impressed by the quality of KSU’s faculty40.0% (18)35.6% (16)15.6% (7)8.9% (4)1.9345
KSU was close to home57.4% (27)14.9% (7)10.6% (5)17.0% (8)1.8747
KSU had particular strengths in my main areas of interest38.6% (17)36.4% (16)13.6% (6)11.4% (5)1.9844
I met KSU’s admissions standards44.4% (20)33.3% (15)11.1% (5)11.1% (5)1.8945
I was attracted by KSU’s reputation21.7% (10)34.8% (16)30.4% (14)13.0% (6)2.3546
KSU offered a good education at a reasonable price56.5% (26)17.4% (8)17.4% (8)8.7% (4)1.7846
KSU’s sense of community appealed to me25.0% (11)31.8% (14)27.3% (12)15.9% (7)2.3444
I had friends or family who attended KSU26.1% (12)19.6% (9)17.4% (8)37.0% (17)2.6546
I was attracted by KSU’s mission and HBCU heritage40.4% (19)14.9% (7)21.3% (10)23.4% (11)2.2847
KSU’s financial aid program met my needs51.1% (23)15.6% (7)11.1% (5)22.2% (10)2.0445
I was attracted by KSU’s career placement record11.1% (5)20.0% (9)26.7% (12)42.2% (19)3.0045

3. Were there any other reasons why you chose to go to KSU? If so, what were they? (please write in)
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4. Did you attend KSU as a resident or a commuter? (Please check one answer only)
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Only as a resident
39.1%18
Only as a commuter
37.0%17
Both
23.9%11

5. How would you rate each of the following aspects of your experience at KSU? (Please check one answer for each category)
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Faculty44.7% (21)38.3% (18)17.0% (8)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.7247
Financial Aid17.0% (8)34.0% (16)25.5% (12)8.5% (4)14.9% (7)2.3047
Choice of courses/curriculum21.3% (10)48.9% (23)27.7% (13)2.1% (1)0.0% (0)2.1147
Academic challenge34.0% (16)40.4% (19)19.1% (9)6.4% (3)0.0% (0)1.9847
Social life25.5% (12)27.7% (13)25.5% (12)6.4% (3)14.9% (7)2.1547
Preparation for my first job21.3% (10)23.4% (11)21.3% (10)17.0% (8)17.0% (8)2.4147
Preparation for a change in career19.1% (9)25.5% (12)23.4% (11)17.0% (8)14.9% (7)2.4547
Community service14.9% (7)31.9% (15)21.3% (10)10.6% (5)21.3% (10)2.3547
Athletics12.8% (6)34.0% (16)8.5% (4)17.0% (8)27.7% (13)2.4147
Contacts with administration19.1% (9)40.4% (19)10.6% (5)21.3% (10)8.5% (4)2.3747
Clubs and student organizations22.2% (10)31.1% (14)15.6% (7)11.1% (5)20.0% (9)2.1945

6. What did you like best about your experience at KSU?
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7. Please describe what you disliked about your experience at KSU.
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8. Overall, how satisfied were you with your experience at KSU? (Please check one answer only)
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Very satisfied
57.4%27
Somewhat satisfied
29.8%14
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
6.4%3
Somewhat dissatisfied
4.3%2
Very dissatisfied
2.1%1

9. What words or phrases would you use to describe KSU when you knew it as a student?
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10. How well does each of these statements reflect your view of KSU today? (Please check one answer for each statement)
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Yes, from KSU
86.5%32
Yes, from another institution
8.1%3
No
5.4%2

11. How well does each of these statements reflect your view of KSU today? (Please check one answer for each statement)
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I know KSU is changing, but I am not familiar with the University as it is today28.3% (13)21.7% (10)32.6% (15)17.4% (8)2.3946
KSU has little relevance to me today4.3% (2)26.1% (12)34.8% (16)34.8% (16)3.0046
I am proud of KSU’s progress over the past few years51.1% (24)36.2% (17)8.5% (4)4.3% (2)1.6647
I am optimistic about KSU’s future44.4% (20)28.9% (13)13.3% (6)13.3% (6)1.9645

12. As an alum, how connected do you feel to KSU today?
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Please check a number from 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “Not connected at all” and 5 meaning “Very Connected”. (Please check one answer only).26.7% (12)11.1% (5)31.1% (14)20.0% (9)11.1% (5)2.7845

13. To what degree would you like to feel connected to KSU?
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Please check a number from 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “Not connected at all” and 5 meaning “Very Connected”. (Please check one answer only).6.4% (3)17.0% (8)21.3% (10)21.3% (10)34.0% (16)3.6047

14. Do you have other family members who attended/graduated from KSU?
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No
57.4%27
I don't know 0.0%0
Yes (please specify name and year attended/graduated)
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42.6%20

15. Which of the following have you done in the past year? (Please check all answers that apply)
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Attended alumni weekend
4.7%2
Attended Homecoming
39.5%17
Attended other KSU’s event
32.6%14
Hired KSU graduate
2.3%1
Read Onward and Upward
48.8%21
Read President Newsletter
41.9%18
Read Alumni Newsletter
69.8%30
Gathered informally with alumni
25.6%11
Communicated with Faculty
30.2%13
Visited KSU’s website
79.1%34
Communicate with Career Service
4.7%2
Read Thorobred Newspaper
27.9%12
Other (please specify)
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7.0%3

16. Overall, how satisfied are you with KSU’s current alumni programs and services? (Check one answer only)
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Very Satisfied
6.4%3
Somewhat Satisfied
17.0%8
Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied
55.3%26
Somewhat Dissatisfied
8.5%4
Very Dissatisfied
4.3%2
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8.5%4

17. Which, if any, of the following alumni programs would you attend?
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Public lectures or seminars on campus
40.5%15
Opportunities to mentor or work with current students
51.4%19
Class reunions
51.4%19
Formal networking events near where you live or work
64.9%24
Other (please specify)
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8.1%3

18. Where would you consider participating in alumni gatherings?
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On campus
44.4%20
Close to my home
57.8%26
In a new exciting location
24.4%11
I will not attend (skip to Question 19)
24.4%11

19. Which of the following types of alumni gatherings would you consider participating in? (Please check all answers that apply)
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With my class
71.4%25
With my and other classes I was on campus with
51.4%18
With other alumni from my decade
42.9%15
With other alumni from my major
68.6%24
With club members I belonged to
40.0%14
With other students from my dorm
25.7%9

20. Are there any words or phrases you would use to describe KSU today, as you know it is an alumna/alumnus?
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21. Each year, KSU asks its alumni to contribute to the University. Here are some reasons that some alumni have given for donating. For each one, please tell us how important a role it plays for you?
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I have fond memories of my days at KSU38.1% (16)33.3% (14)19.0% (8)9.5% (4)2.0042
Building KSU’s reputation will enhance value of my degree37.5% (15)40.0% (16)15.0% (6)7.5% (3)1.9340
I am grateful and want to give back44.2% (19)37.2% (16)16.3% (7)2.3% (1)1.7743
I’m excited by the progress at KSU37.5% (15)32.5% (13)25.0% (10)5.0% (2)1.9840
Students need assistance57.1% (24)23.8% (10)14.3% (6)4.8% (2)1.6742
I feel it’s important to support education in general57.1% (24)40.5% (17)0.0% (0)2.4% (1)1.4842
I believe strongly in KSU’s mission45.2% (19)31.0% (13)21.4% (9)2.4% (1)1.8142
I want to support our faculty33.3% (13)30.8% (12)25.6% (10)10.3% (4)2.1339

22. Here are some reasons that alumni have given for deciding NOT to donate to KSU. For each one, please tell us how important a role it plays when you are deciding whether or not to donate to KSU. (Please check one answer for each category)
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I prefer to donate to other causes27.9% (12)30.2% (13)23.3% (10)18.6% (8)2.3343
I don’t know how my donation to KSU would be used46.5% (20)23.3% (10)14.0% (6)16.3% (7)2.0043
I don’t feel connected to KSU34.1% (14)29.3% (12)14.6% (6)22.0% (9)2.2441
I don’ have enough money left after paying off my student loans and other expenses60.5% (26)11.6% (5)14.0% (6)14.0% (6)1.8143
KSU gets enough money from tuition fees16.7% (7)14.3% (6)38.1% (16)31.0% (13)2.8342
College is a closed chapter in my life10.0% (4)15.0% (6)37.5% (15)37.5% (15)3.0340
I think KSU is headed in the wrong direction7.7% (3)17.9% (7)25.6% (10)48.7% (19)3.1539
KSU students today don’t need the money7.3% (3)7.3% (3)31.7% (13)53.7% (22)3.3241
KSU never helped me7.3% (3)7.3% (3)31.7% (13)53.7% (22)3.3241
I don’t think the University needs financial help11.9% (5)4.8% (2)31.0% (13)52.4% (22)3.2442

23. How would you prefer to be kept informed about current developments at KSU? (Please check all answers that apply)
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Onward & Upward
44.7%21
Fund raising letters from Annual Giving
12.8%6
Events & Presidential visits to your area
25.5%12
Alumni E-Communiqué Monthly e-newsletter
46.8%22
E-mail messages
59.6%28
Friends from my years at KSU
34.0%16
My class convener/volunteer(s)
17.0%8
KSU’s website
61.7%29
Thorobred News Student Newspaper
25.5%12
The general media
21.3%10
I’m not interested in hearing about KSU
4.3%2

24. To which of the following organizations did you donate in the past 12 months, if any? (Please check all answers that apply)
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KSU Alumni Annual Fund
15.2%7
KSU Foundation
4.3%2
Other college or university
6.5%3
A secondary school
8.7%4
Healthcare organization
10.9%5
Medical research
13.0%6
My church
54.3%25
United Way
26.1%12
Environmental organization
6.5%3
Political candidates
15.2%7
KSU National Alumni Association
4.3%2
Other non profit organization
50.0%23
Non of the above
26.1%12

25. Do you feel that KSU only contacts you when they want money? (Please check one answer only)
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Agree strongly
29.8%14
Agree somewhat
46.8%22
Disagree somewhat
6.4%3
Disagree strongly
17.0%8

26. Please select your gender
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Female
73.9%34
Male
26.1%12

27. Which one of the following best describes your current job? (Please check one answer only)
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Business owner/partner
4.3%2
Executive/Senior management
4.3%2
Other management
8.5%4
Professor or Teacher
19.1%9
Other professional
34.0%16
Sales or technical
4.3%2
Other employed
6.4%3
Raising a family
4.3%2
Retired 0.0%0
Student
10.6%5
Not currently employed
4.3%2

28. What industry do you work in (e.g. education, manufacturing, retail)?
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29. Into which of the following categories does your age fall? (Please check one answer only)
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Under 25 years
6.4%3
25-34
57.4%27
35-44
19.1%9
45-54
12.8%6
55-64
2.1%1
65 years and over 0.0%0
I prefer not to answer
2.1%1

30. Approximately how far away from KSU’s campus do you live? (Please check one answer only)
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Under 15 minutes
21.3%10
15-29 minutes
19.1%9
30-59 minutes
23.4%11
One to two hours
2.1%1
Over two hours
34.0%16

31. Where do you live? (Please check one answer only).
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Kentucky
60.9%28
On State Bordering Kentucky
2.2%1
Out of State
28.3%13
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39.1%18

32. Into which of the following categories does your total annual family income fall, before taxes? (Please check one answer only)
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Less than $25,000
6.4%3
$25,000 to $49,999
38.3%18
$50,000 to $74,999
17.0%8
$75,000 to $99,999
17.0%8
$100,000 to 149,999
6.4%3
$150,000 or more
6.4%3
I prefer not to answer
8.5%4

33. Where do you work? (Please check one answer only)
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Kentucky
57.4%27
On State Bordering Kentucky
2.1%1
Out of State
29.8%14
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38.3%18

34. Finally, are there any other comments or suggestions you would like to make about KSU or its alumni programs?
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