How Students Assess Their Experience

Students' perceptions of their cognitive and affective development, as well as their overall satisfaction with the institution, provide useful evidence of their educational experiences. For more details, refer to your Frequencies and Statistical Comparisons report.

Perceived Gains Among Seniors

Students reported how much their experience at your institution contributed to their knowledge, skills, and personal development in ten areas.

Perceived Gains
(sorted highest to lowest)
Percentage Responding
"Very much" or "Quite a bit"
Thinking critically and analytically84%
Working effectively with others77%
Writing clearly and effectively

Analyzing numerical and statistical information68%
Acquiring job- or work-related knowledge and skills65%
Speaking clearly and effectively65%
Solving complex real-world problems61%
Developing or clarifying a personal code of values and ethics58%
Understanding people of other backgrounds52%
Being an informed and active citizen49%
Satisfaction with UMD

Students rated their overall experience at your institution and whether they would attend your institution again.

Percentage Rating Their Overall Experience
as "Excellent" or "Good"
Percentage Who Would "Definitely" or
"Probably" Attend This Institution Again

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