Gallup Gauges Graduate Degree Holders' Views

October 13, 2016

Three-quarters of recipients of graduate degrees said their graduate program was worth the cost and that they were applying the knowledge and skills they gained in the program in their jobs, according to a Gallup study of Americans with graduate degrees. The survey, which was commissioned and released by Walden University, questions graduate-degree holders who also participated in the Gallup-Purdue Index, which aims to measure and link graduates' sense of well-being to their college experiences.

The new survey examines how graduate-degree recipients are faring in their careers and their views on their graduate programs. Walden, which is part of Laureate Education and offers graduate programs online, commissioned Gallup to survey its own graduates and compare them to the national sample and to a cohort of students who got graduate degrees in which at least half of the course work was done online.

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