In November, McQuaid Jesuit alumni were asked to participate in a survey so the school could gain a greater understanding of their perceived value of a McQuaid Jesuit education. Below are the key findings:
How well did McQuaid Jesuit prepare alumni for post graduation studies?
- 96% of responding alums, older than 25 years, have completed a bachelor’s degree.
- 90% of those graduating from McQuaid, after 1993, completed their bachelors degree in 4 years or less. Of these, 6% completed in 3 years.
- 66% of those graduating from McQuaid after 1993 were able to use AP credit toward their degree.
- 55% said they have completed a graduate level degree.
What is the perceived value of a McQuaid Jesuit education in relation to tuition spent?
- 96% said their McQuaid education was worth the cost of their tuition.
- It is interesting to note that this figure does not change when looking across the age of respondents.
- 98% said they would recommend a McQuaid education to someone.
- 51% of those living in Rochester said they actively/frequently advocate McQuaid to others.
- 57% of all young alumni, (since 2008), said they actively/frequently advocate McQuaid to others.
- Of the alumni living in Rochester, forty-four percent (44%) said their children did, are, or will attend McQuaid.
In what ways did a McQuaid Jesuit education impact or alter their life course?
- 255 comments related to their faith, character, or men for others.
- 217 comments related to life skills, such as discipline, responsibility, independence, and leadership.
- 205 comments related to their academic preparation.
- 95% said that McQuaid had a positive influence on their personal character development.
- 55% of all respondents and 76% of respondents under 26 years, said they had an event or experience, while at McQuaid, that significantly impacted where they are in their life today.
What is the current level of alumni's involvement with McQuaid Jesuit?
- 63% of alums younger than 25 have been back to visit within the last year.
- 26% of alums over 40 years old still visit annually.
- Younger alums (2008+) were significantly more likely to say they would like to receive alumni communications monthly while older alums prefer quarterly.
- Email is the preferred media of communication. Surprisingly, there was no significant difference in this response by age.
- Younger alums (since 1993) are most interested in current events at McQuaid.
- Older alums are most interested in news about fellow alumni.
- Middle alums (1973–2007) are most interested in alumni events and are the most receptive to fundraising.