The Graduate Survey helps Villanova University understand the career choices and experiences of our graduates. This survey assists the university in assessing the initial salary levels offered in various fields and in various cities and is helpful to faculty and staff in advising students and alumni. The results of the survey provide valuable insight for faculty members, students and parents about the wide range of opportunities available to Villanova students.
Data collected in these surveys is kept anonymous externally, meaning no individual information identifying a student or graduate will be released outside of the university. Aggregate results from the data collected are reported to accreditation and reporting agencies deemed appropriate and necessary by and for the university. Data is shared with Villanova Schools and Colleges who contribute to the data collection process.
The university also uses this information to inform conversations with recruiting organizations and partnering organizations. Understanding the destinations of our graduates, organizations that hire them and educational institutions that accept them, helps us build strong relationships with partners who help make the university successful.
Finally, the information collected here is important for advising current and future students about the value of a Villanova education. We create reports on graduates' first destinations and publish those reports on our website so that students and future students can learn about the next steps possible after graduation.