Benedictine University's Online Alumni Survey Registers Impressive Career Stats

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Benedictine University’s online Alumni Satisfaction Survey was distributed last spring and came back with impressive results. Of the 342 online alumni participating in the survey, 90 percent were satisfied with their education at Benedictine and almost 94 percent felt it prepared them for their chosen careers.

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Benedictine University’s online Alumni Satisfaction Survey was distributed last spring and came back with impressive results. Of the 342 online alumni participating in the survey, 90 percent were satisfied with their education at Benedictine and almost 94 percent felt it prepared them for their chosen careers. In addition, 25 percent reported already receiving a salary increase of more than $10,000 due to their education at Benedictine.

Benedictine Grads More Successful in Chosen Career Paths

While online graduates believed their Benedictine education prepared them professionally, many attributed career advancement and salary increases to their degree. Almost 90 percent of the participating alumni were working full or part time, 14 percent received a promotion at work while another 28 percent anticipate receiving a promotion within the next year. In addition:

  •     28 percent received a salary increase after earning their degree.
  •     40 percent anticipate receiving an increase within the next year.
  •     23 percent found a new job.
  •     25 percent received valuable networking opportunities.
  •     43 percent anticipate new opportunities in the future.

Survey Reflects Benedictine University’s Commitment to Higher Education

Benedictine University is devoted to providing students with a higher sense of learning that not only prepares them for success, but also offers a meaningful experience along the way. Students were notably satisfied with the admission process and quality of academic programs and curriculum. They were also pleased with the University’s variety of instructional approaches and faculty, as well as the level of interaction with faculty and classmates. The online program’s ease-of-use and 24/7 technical support also added to student satisfaction.

Additionally, graduates were pleased with how well Benedictine prepared them to:

  •     Acquire new skills and knowledge on their own.
  •     Think critically, analytically and logically.
  •     Gain in-depth knowledge of a field.
  •     Plan and execute complex projects.
  •     Advance their career using the techniques, skills and tools necessary for their profession.
  •     Be an effective leader.
  •     Work effectively as a member of a team.

When asked if they would repeat their online education at Benedictine, 84 percent of the graduates responded that they would do it again. To learn more about Benedictine University’s online graduate and bachelor’s programs, visit online.ben.edu.

About Benedictine University

Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.
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