Results of the survey, which was sponsored by the Office of the
Provost, Institutional Research, indicate that fully 91 percent of participating graduates
are “generally satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their undergraduate
education. This represents a slight increase over the 88 percent who indicated similar
satisfaction on the last alumni survey in 2005. The 91 percent figure is a statistical
tie with overall satisfaction among alumni of peer schools.
Alumni responding to the 2009
survey, which was sent to the classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2004 and 2007,
also reported being well-prepared for both graduate study and for their current
careers. Of those who have pursued further study, 86 percent indicated feeling “more
than adequately” or “very well” prepared. Among working alumni, 77 percent indicated
that MIT prepared them “more than adequately” or “very well” for their current
The alumni survey was administered in the spring
of 2009. In total, 1,899 of 5,169 graduates participated for a response rate of
37 percent. More highlights from the survey results as well as detailed
question-by-question frequencies can be found on the Institutional Research website.