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Alumni Survey 

Overview

Institutional Research at Reed conducts a survey of alumni 5, 10, 15, and 20 years post graduation. The survey is administered by HEDS Alumni Survey and is conducted every other year. The first survey Reed participated in took place in spring 2017.  

The HEDS Alumni Survey asks alumni about the quality and impact of their undergraduate educational experiences, including cocurricular activities such as internships, study abroad, and community service. The survey also asks alumni to evaluate the impact of their undergraduate education on their postgraduate critical thinking, problem-solving, and other learning outcomes. Finally, the survey asks about postgraduate employment, college satisfaction, and college debt.

We recognize the HEDS Alumni Survey is not specific to the Reed experience. Some questions asked may not be relevant to Reed. However, it gives us valuable comparative data.

Making an Impact 

Alumni participation is important. The results of the survey are used to inform key audiences about the impact of Reed on alumni. The results are used

  • As a resource of information for advising, student education, and student career development;
  • As an evaluative tool for the quality and/or use of student support services;
  • As feedback for faculty and staff for program development;
  • As a resource for the recruitment of new students.  

Confidentiality

The survey is analyzed by Institutional Research at Reed and conforms to high standards for the treatment of confidential data. The survey is confidential but not anonymous. Anonymous surveys make it impossible to prevent multiple responses per person or to send reminders only to non-respondents. Results are aggregated for all reporting such that the identity of specific individuals cannot be inferred.

Survey Results

2017 results are available. The classes surveyed include:

Classes 2011 + 2012 (5 year) 
Classes 2006 + 2007 (10 year) 
Classes 2001 + 2002 (15 year) 
Classes 1996 + 1997 (20 year)  

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the alumni survey, please contact alumni@reed.edu or 503/777-7589.