Each year the Office of Institutional Studies conducts a survey of all students that are admitted to Teachers College. The results of the survey help The College understand why prospective students applied to graduate school, and what contributed to their ultimate decision to attend Teachers College — or not.
The survey has been conducted annually since 1996 which grants our office a rich historical memory. In this post, we share some of the findings from this year’s survey results and take a look back at some interesting shifts that have occurred over the last 10 years.
The chart here details the top reasons respondents gave for pursuing graduate education.
The longitudinal graphs below compare the importance of factors related to reputation in the decision to enroll in graduate school, and how respondents believe TC has performed on those factors, over the last 10 years.
TC performs very well on these factors related to reputation. This is especially important because the top graph indicates that the majority of respondents over the last 10 years have indicated that these factors of critical importance when deciding where to enroll.
This has just been a small review of highlights from the study. If you are interested in learning more, please visit our New Admit Survey Summary (coming soon) or feel free to reach out to Haley Zindani, Associate Director of Enrollment Management at the Office of Institutional Studies.