The Senior Survey is the first part of the University Exit Exam. It is a brief series of questions selected to satisfy state reporting requirements and for internal efforts at program improvement. This includes first-destination information, a satisfaction item, and the chance for students to comment on their experience at MSU. At times, the Senior Survey includes additional research questions that provide useful data to various offices on campus. In the past, these have included questions on academic advisement, library use, and sustainability practices.
- 61% of seniors in the College of Education reported that they planned to graduate in the fall 2018 semester.
- 99% of seniors are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the quality of instruction they received at Missouri State.
- 18% of seniors took graduate-level coursework for credit as an undergraduate or in the accelerated Master’s program.
- 96% of respondents are planning to work in a field relating to their major either immediately after graduation (84%) or at some point in the future (12%).
- Primary post-graduation plans are wide-ranging. The majority of seniors indicate that they are either currently in a new position (25%), actively seeking employment (66%), or continuing their education (7%).
- Of the students planning to continue their education, 91% report Education as their graduate area of study.
- Of the students planning to continue their education, 65% plan to attend Missouri State in the future or are currently in an accelerated Master’s program.
- Of those not planning to return to Missouri State, the largest percentage (36%) cite “other” as their reason, while 27% cite that they want to “be in a different part of the country/closer to family or significant other.”
Comments from Students
I have enjoyed my time at Missouri State. I am in the Internship Academy for Early Childhood Education. I feel like this program is amazing and I am learning so much. I really feel as if I am ahead of other students at different universities because of being in the internship. I know I have learned a lot in my classes and I feel well prepared to one day have a classroom of my own.
This is a great university and I promote it to any high schoolers I know who are going to graduate soon. The education department has been nothing short of excellent and I feel fully prepared to enter the work force.
All the professors in the College of Education (specifically Elementary Education) are absolutely wonderful. I have never felt more supported by a group of advisors than I have with my professors. They are passionate about what they do and what they teach, and it shows from the very first day of class. They have made my experience at Missouri State 100% worthwhile and fulfilling.