2020 GVSU Alumni Survey Image of a rendition of the Cook Carillon Tower.

We are grateful to all the alumni who completed the survey. Here is some of what we heard from the 2,600+ Responses.

A graphic showing that 75% of respondents had an Undergraduate Degree, 13% had a Graduate Degree, and 11% had both.

We received responses from all 52 graduating classes, and from 49 states and 6 Continents. Images of a graduation degree and a rendition of the world.

Laker Pride

What Impacts Alumni Opinion of GVSU? Campus Beauty: 7% say this has a Little Impact, 47% say it has a Moderate Impact, and 45% says it has a Significant Impact. Value of / Respect for Degree: 5% say this has a Little Impact, 60% say it has a Moderate Impact, and 35% says it has a Significant Impact.  Presence in the Community: 7% say this has a Little Impact, 54% say it has a Moderate Impact, and 39% says it has a Significant Impact.  Affordability: 10% say this has a Little Impact, 56% say it has a Moderate Impact, and 34% says it has a Significant Impact.  Diverse & Inclusive Environment: 16% say this has a Little Impact, 54% say it has a Moderate Impact, and 30% says it has a Significant Impact. 93% of respondents have a positive opinion of GVSU.

Experience as a Student by college. On a scale from 1 to 5, 1 being poor 5 being excellent, overall, the respondents said 4.4. Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies graduates said 4.3, College of Community and Public Service gradautes said 4.4, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates said 4.4, College of Education graduates said 4.6, College of Health Professions graduates said 4.4, Seidman College of Business graduates said 4.3, Kirkhof College of Nursing gradautes said 4.5, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing graduates said 4.2. 94% of respondents say it was a good decision to attend GVSU.

Alumni Loyalty. On a sliding scale from not loyal to very loyal, alumni said they are very loyal to GVSU in general, very loyal to their major or program, very loyal to a faculty member(s), loyal to GVSU athletics, and loyal to a student organization or activity they were involved in.

Alumni Connections

How Connected Alumni Feel. A pie graph showing that 13% of respondents feel they are not connected, 41% are somewhat connected, 33% are connected, and 13% are highly connected.

Top Ways Alumni Connect with GVSU. Image of a magazine with an anchor on it. Reading Campus News. Image of the Cook Carillon Tower. Visiting Campus. Image of a person running. Attending Athletic Events. Image of a calendar. Attending Alumni Events. Image of a American dollar symbol. Providing financial support. Image of a person waving. Volunteering or mentoring.

Meeting or Exceeding Alumni Expectations. 1. Homecoming 2. Opportunities to Provide Financial Support to GVSU 3. Opportunities to Attend Athletic Events 4. Alumni Happy Hour 5. Volunteer Opportunities.

Alumni Would Like To See More. 1. Professional Development & Lifelong Learning Opportunities 2. Opportunities to Mentor Students 3. Access to Career Support Services 4. Alumni Benefits & Discounts 5. Networking with Other Alumni

Supporting the Next Generation of Lakers

42% of alumni have donated and plan to continue in the future. 19% have not donated but plan to in the future.

What Alumni are Most Interested in Supporting with Their Gifts. Image of a check being signed. Student Scholarships. Image of a graduation cap. Academic Programs. Image of a light bulb. Experiential Learning.

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