CU-Boulder 1998 Alumni One-Year-Out Survey
In spring of 1998 CU-Boulder's Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis surveyed a sample of bachelors and post-bachelors recipients who graduated between summer 1996 and spring 1997. The one-page, self-mailing questionnaire consists of seven questions about current employment, further education, and satisfaction with degree program.
Other Results -- Not Requested by CCHE
Population, sample and response rates
Even though the alumni foundation addresses were considered current, the proportion of mailings returned with unknown addresses was quite high, especially for the bachelors recipients (17%, versus 9% for graduate alumni). For this reason, we present the response rate as the percentage of the undergraduate and graduate samples with known good addresses -- i.e., those whose mailed questionnaires were not returned to us by the post office
Questionnaires were mailed on March 9, 1998. A reminder postcard was sent to all sample members four days later, and a re-mail of the questionnaire was sent to non-respondents four weeks after the initial mailing. This method achieved an overall response rate of 29% for the undergraduate alumni and 32% for the graduate alumni, which is approximately 10 percentage points lower than what we would have expected from experience, given the two follow-ups. This leads us to suspect that the proportion with bad addresses may be even larger than that determined from post office returns.
L:\IR\CCHE\QIS98\CC1.TXW -- July 14, 1998
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