In May 2019, the Wake Forest University undergraduate degree recipients from 2013-2014 reported on the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Alumni Survey high levels of satisfaction with their education (95%) and a strong sense of connection to WFU (95%). Nearly all respondents indicated being either employed full-time (80%) or enrolled full-time in graduate school (12%). Although differences existed across WFU sub-group respondents, overall, WFU alumni reflected as positively or more positively on their experiences in college than peers at other administering institutions.

HEDS is a consortium of private colleges and universities that collaboratively share, analyze, and use data to advance their institutional missions. The HEDS Alumni Survey asks alumni about the quality and impact of their undergraduate educational experiences, including co-curricular activities such as internships, study abroad, and community service. The survey also asks alumni to evaluate the impact of their undergraduate education on their postgraduate critical thinking, problem solving, and other learning outcomes. Additionally, the survey asks about postgraduate employment, college satisfaction, and college debt. See responses to individual HEDS Alumni Survey items here.

The HEDS Alumni Survey was distributed to 807 undergraduate degree recipients from the 2013-2014 academic year for whom the university had valid email addresses. A total of 207 Wake Forest alumni submitted responses (6.8% margin of error, 26% response rate, 18% of the entire graduating cohort). The respondents were fairly represented by race but somewhat overrepresented by female students (57% of respondents compared to 52% in the graduating cohort). In order to correct some of the nonresponse bias, all analyses by gender and race were performed with post-stratification weights.

See here for more on survey analysis methodology.

Individual Items of Note

Individual questions provide a close look at notable differences across years and groups. The following links report by sub-groups those questions where the differences in percentage responding between the groups exceed the 95% confidence interval. The following items of note are those with the greatest numerical differences between groups.

WFU Class of 2013-14 Compared to WFU Class of 2010-11

More WFU 2013-14 graduates compared to 2010-11 graduates reported to have:

Fewer WFU 2013-14 graduates compared to 2010-11 graduates reported to have:

WFU Class of 2013-14 Compared to Other Private Institutions

More WFU alumni compared to alumni from other administering institutions reported to have:

Fewer WFU alumni compared to alumni from other administering institutions reported to have:

WFU Class of 2013-14 Compared by Gender

More men compared to women reported to have:

More women compared to men reported to have:

WFU Class of 2013-14 Compared by Race

More White students compared to underrepresented minority students (URM) reported to have:

More underrepresented minority students compared to white students reported to have:

Longitudinal Graphs of WFU Custom Questions

In addition to the HEDS Alumni survey questions, WFU added a number of custom questions to the survey over the years. The following are the custom questions with the greatest numerical difference between WFU class of 2013-14 and WFU class of 2010-11.

More WFU 2013-14 graduates compared to 2010-11 graduates reported to have: