HEDS Alumni Survey

About the HEDS Alumni Survey

The HEDS Alumni Survey elicits information from graduates of private colleges and universities around the country about their curricular and co-curricular learning during college, and their educational, employment, civic, and personal activities after college.

St. Olaf College is a member of the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium, which consists of approximately 130 small, private, nonprofit institutions around the country that are committed to sharing and using information to more fully enact their missions and promote effective liberal arts education.

HEDS Alumni Survey results and reports

Institutions participating in the HEDS Alumni Survey receive their own results and comparative results from other institutions.  Findings provide data on the accomplishments of graduates and the long-term impact of college learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. HEDS Alumni Survey results are used at St. Olaf to support strategic planning, document the value of General Education, and inform efforts to assist students in vocational discernment and preparation for life after college.

In the Spring of 2018, the HEDS Alumni Survey was sent to graduates from the classes of 2012 and 2013, and 530 alumni (40%) responded.

2018 Summary Report

2018 Frequency Report

2015 Frequency Report

Topical reports that include HEDS Alumni Survey data