- Alumni Survey
COFHE has coordinated consortium-wide alumni surveys periodically.
The Class of 1982 was surveyed
in 1987 and in 1992 - a five-year and a ten-year follow-up*. The
Class of 1984 was surveyed in 1991. COFHE reports on these studies are maintained in the
Institutional Research Office.
In January 2000, we surveyed the Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, and 1994 with COFHE.
The consortium designs its own surveys for these follow-ups, with input from the constituent
In the fall of 2004 Swarthmore participated with AICUP (Association for Independent
Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania) in a survey of the Class of 1999.
In January 2005 Swarthmore surveyed the Classes of 1984, 1989, 1994, and 2000.
(The Class of 2000 was selected so that comparisons with their Senior Survey responses
would be possible. We surveyed the Class of 1999 with the AICUP effort, above.)
What was unique about this particular survey is that alumni were given the option
of completing the survey on the web or on paper, whichever they preferred. The final
response rate was
about 55% overall, similar to the 2000 survey.
Please contact the Institutional Research Office for more information regarding this survey.
*This is the Class that served as the basis
for COFHE's Beyond the Baccalaureate survey, as seniors in 1982.
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