Gallup conducted web surveys of Walden masters and doctoral degree holders and a nationally representative sample of graduate degree holders, including an online comparison group. The results of this study demonstrate that Walden’s graduates fare well not only when compared with other online graduates, but also with graduate programs nationally.
Most notably, among graduates who have been promoted, achieved a salary raise or changed careers since obtaining their graduate degrees, Walden graduates are more likely to cite their degree as being important to getting promoted (81% vs. 76% online comparison group and 70% nationally), achieving a salary raise (74% vs. 71% and 69% respectively) and successfully changing careers (82% vs. 76% for both comparison groups).
More findings from the study:
“The results of this survey show that Walden University is serving a very diverse working professional population—and serving them well on the dimensions that matter most to today’s workforce.”—Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development at Gallup
The Gallup-Purdue Index was created by Gallup and Purdue University to examine the long-term success of graduates as they pursue a great job and a better life. This index provides insight into the relationship between the university experience and long-term outcomes.
Walden University commissioned Gallup, Inc. in 2016 to survey its graduate-degree alumni using its Gallup-Purdue Index to explore the relationship between Walden graduates’ experiences and long-term outcomes based on their responses to the college outcomes survey.
Results from the Gallup-Walden Study of Graduate Degree Holders are based on web surveys conducted in early 2016. The online comparison group refers to graduate degree holders who completed at least half of their graduate courses online and who were interviewed via the national graduate study.