Doctoral Student Exit Survey
Recent MIT Doctoral Student Exit Surveys merge the Survey of Earned Doctorates with key AAUDE evaluation questions (e.g., program rating) and key Global Education and Career Development Center questions (e.g., employment and salary). In doing so, doctoral students now answer these questions once, rather than on three separate surveys. The survey asks graduating doctoral students about their experiences at MIT, financial support and debt, activities while in graduate school, plans after graduation, and their job search.
|2014 Doctoral Student Exit Survey||Web Preview |Survey Instrument||86%||Highlights & Overall Report|
|2013 Doctoral Student Exit Survey||Web Preview |Survey Instrument||76%||Highlights & Overall Report|
|2012 Doctoral Student Exit Survey||Web Preview||76%||Highlights & Overall Report|
|2011 Doctoral Student Exit Survey||Web Preview||77%||Highlights & Overall Report|
|2010 Doctoral Student Exit Survey||Web Preview||84%||Overall Report|
|2009 Doctoral Student Exit Survey||Web Preview||54%||Overall Report|
|2005-2006 Graduate Student Exit Survey||Survey Instrument||Trend Report by Highest Degree: 2005-06 & 2006-07|
Recent Findings (2014 Doctoral Student Exit Survey)
- 64 % of respondents said they were Very Satisfied with being a graduate student at MIT; 93% said Somewhat or Very Satisfied
- 64% of respondents said they would Definitely select MIT were they to start their doctoral career again, with an additional 24% saying they would Probably select MIT
- 87% of respondents rated the quality of their overall academic experience Very good or Excellent.
- 88% of respondents reported that they will have no debt directly related to their graduate education when they receive their doctoral degree, and 80% of respondents will have no undergraduate debt.
- 36% of respondents planned to stay in Massachusetts. The most popular non-US post-graduation destination was Canada, followed by Singapore.
- 49% of respondents planned to work or train at a university, medical school, or US-university-affiliated research institute. 40% planned to work in industry.
- Read more in the 2014 Highlights