Educational Outcomes Alumni Survey
Survey Results
03/07/96



    5. As a Penn State undergraduate student, how often did you do each of the following?

                                                               Never            Often
                                                               (1)  (2)  (3)  (4)  (5)   N    Avg(a)
                                                               ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   ------
     Worked on a project using a computer                       41  130  154  182  429  936    3.9
     Use the library to study or do research                     9  119  234  239  338  939    3.8
     Worked on a project with another student                   15  148  276  265  232  936    3.6
     Wrote a term paper with a bibliography or references       33  168  272  221  242  936    3.5
     Went to museums, plays concerts, or exhibits              120  342  253  126   94  935    2.7
     Volunteered for community service                         384  270  139   71   66  930    2.1

  6. If you studied abroad as a Penn State undergraduate, how would you describe your satisfaction with 
     that experience?
                                                                  Not          Very
                                                               Satisfied    Satisfied
                                                               (1)  (2)  (3)  (4)  (5)   N    Avg(a)
                                                               ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   ------
                                                                 0    2    6   12   54   74    4.6

  7. As an undergraduate, how many faculty members did you know well enough to ask for a letter of 
     recommendation?
                                                                                   Four
                                                               None One  Two Three or >
                                                               (1)  (2)  (3)  (4)  (5)   N    Avg(a)
                                                               ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   ------
                                                               142  165  257  191  182  937    3.1

  8. Since graduating, have you continued to work or study in a field closely related to your 
     undergraduate major?
                                                               Yes  No
                                                               (1)  (2)   N 
                                                               ---  ---  ---                                
                                                               701  230  931      

  9. How frequently do you do the following?
 
                                                               Never             Often
                                                               (1)  (2)  (3)  (4)  (5)   N    Avg(a)
                                                               ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   ------
     Read books for pleasure                                    42  149  196  164  387  938    3.8
     Vote in local, state, or national elections                79  133  192  147  385  936    3.7
     Go to museums, plays concerts, or exhibits                 56  215  315  216  137  939    3.2
     Volunteer for community service                           275  306  198   75   82  936    2.3
     Attend meetings of civic or political organizations       525  228   96   45   40  934    1.8

 10. If you could start college again would you attend Penn State?

                                                              Definitely
                                                                Not         Definitely
                                                              (1)   (2)  (3)  (4)  (5)   N    Avg(a)
                                                               ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   ------
                                                               17    29  111  212  561  930    4.4


   a) Average represents weighted average by category, weighted 1 to 5, left to right.

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