Workforce preparedness of university graduates in the U.S. in 2012

This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about how well their college education had prepared them to find a full-time job and to be successful in that job. The survey was conducted in the United States in 2012. 23 percent of graduates said that their college education had not prepared them very well to get a full-time job.

How well did your university education prepare you for the following?

Extremely wellPretty wellNot very wellNot well at allNot appropriate
To look for a full-time job8%27%24%24%16%
To get a full-time job16%37%23%10%12%
To be successful in a full-time job16%46%18%5%14%
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Release date

May 2012


United States

Survey time period

March 21, 2012 to April 2, 2012

Number of respondents

444 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

College graduates

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey includes college graduates from the class of 2006 through to the class of 2011.

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