2018 graduating seniors rate HNU highly on exposure to diversity, high faculty expectations, and growth on intellectual outcomes.
The nation-wide Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Senior Survey asks graduating seniors to rate five dimensions of their college experience. The 25 peer institutions who take part in this survey include small to mid-size liberal arts colleges and universities across the United States with student demographic profiles relatively similar to Holy Names University.
We are happy to announce that HNU’s class of 2018 reported higher levels of satisfaction in all five dimensions of their college experience, as compared to the averages of peer institutions as a group. These are the highest scores that HNU students have scored since we started assessing our campus of these outcomes in 2014. The responses of HNU graduates were most positive relative to those of our peers in the categories of “Interactions with Diversity” (21% higher than peers), “Challenging Assignments and High Faculty Expectations” (20% higher than peers), and “Growth on Intellectual Outcomes“ (19% higher peers). Responses were also positive in the two remaining areas: “Good Teaching and High-Quality Interactions with Faculty” (12% higher than peers) and “Growth on Civic Outcomes” (7% higher than peers).
Says Chief of Staff to the President Kevin Gin, “Overall, I think this speaks to us as an institution executing on our values, and being true to our identity as a small liberal arts school that is dedicated to student success.”
About the HEDS Senior Survey sample size, response rates, and scoring:
The survey was administered to all undergraduate seniors who were graduating in spring 2018. At HNU, it generated an 80% response rate, while the average response rate of peer institutions was 63%. Findings in the Executive Summary are reported as the average score for all graduating HNU seniors in comparison to participants from the other HEDS-participating institutions. The survey had 10,794 respondents total in 2018.
Read Executive Summary: 2017-2018 HEDS Senior Survey Results
Holy Names University (HNU) has been empowering and preparing a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service since 1868. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the University was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and seven master’s degree programs. Student-centered, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, HNU meets the needs of all learners, including first-generation students and working adults. Nestled in the Oakland hills of California, the University’s idyllic, 60-acre campus offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. For more information, visit www.hnu.edu.