Administrators are finding that its graduate program is a perfect six—out of seven, that is. In a graduate student satisfaction survey conducted in 2003 by psychology graduate student Luanne Carr, 491 respondents shared their opinions with the University. The results?
Those surveyed cited areas such as increased financial assistance and more convenient class times that needed improvement, but praised the easy registration process and social support provided by peers and classmates. The survey also revealed that among respondents—most of whom are enrolled in business or education programs—63 percent are female, 56 percent are married and 30 percent are between the ages of 25-29. And unlike undergraduates, most master’s students attend classes part-time while holding down full-time jobs.
This is the first time Xavier has surveyed graduate students on their satisfaction level—a practice that will most likely continue. “I was very pleased with the overall satisfaction level of our graduate students scale,” says John Cooper, director for graduate services. “It affirms that we are doing a good job.”