Gettysburg College administered the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Senior Survey to the entire population of 568 Gettysburg graduating seniors in April 2011. 535 students participated in this on-line survey; the participation rate was 94%.
92% of seniors reported that overall, they were satisfied with their undergraduate education at the College.
On the following aspects, Gettysburg results are substantially more positive than those of the peer group:
- Gettysburg seniors were more likely to agree that their undergraduate experiences moderately or greatly enhanced their ability to read or speak a foreign language, to use quantitative skills, to evaluate the role of science and technology in society, and to use computers.
- Gettysburg seniors were more likely to be satisfied with the quality of course instruction in business.
- Gettysburg seniors were more likely to be satisfied with student government and student voice in policies.
- Gettysburg seniors were more likely to be satisfied with financial aid package, student union facilities and programs, student housing, food services, student health services, and recreation/athletics facilities and programs.
(The above highlights are based on differences of 5 percentage points or more (i. e., Gettysburg is =>5 percentage points higher than the average of the peer group).