NAICU Statement on Gallup-Purdue Index 2015 Report

September 30, 2015

Seven out of 10 alumni from America’s private colleges and universities “agree” or “strongly agree” that their education was worth the cost, according to the latest report from the Gallup-Purdue Index 2015 Report.  Seventy-four percent of private college alumni responded that their education was valuable; more than 30,000 public and private college alumni were surveyed.

The numbers contained in many headlines and news stories present a startlingly different story from the results found by the researchers and published in their report. One such headline announced: Less Than Half of Recent Grads 'Strongly Agree' That College Was Worth the Cost.

The Gallup-Purdue Index Report provides America’s colleges and universities with a blueprint for increasing alumni satisfaction through deeper student engagement with faculty and mentors.  At the same time, the report demonstrates the enduring value of a college education.

David Warren
President, NAICU 

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