University Office for Planning and Budgeting

University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Springfield

Graduate Survey

The Graduate Survey was administered between the years 1973 and 2012. The Graduate Survey is no longer administered. The survey instruments and historical results have been archived.


The University of Illinois conducted an annual survey of graduates at all degree levels from 1973 to 2012.  Since 1991 it has participated in the Illinois Board of Higher Education's (IBHE) Baccalaureate Graduates' Follow-Up System, while continuing to survey alumni at all degree levels.  The survey provided information on the outcomes of a University of Illinois education from the best possible authority:  the graduates themselves.

The survey asked graduates for information on employment, educational experiences following graduation, assessment of various aspects of their University of Illinois education and the relationship between their University of Illinois education and subsequent career and educational paths.  Information from the survey was used in the continuing review of the university's educational programs and for students' career and educational planning.  Additionally, combined results from the University of Illinois survey along with other public senior universities in Illinois aided in statewide planning and evaluation of academic programs by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.