External Comparisons

Bucknell educational goals compare favorably to employer priorities, practices of peer institutions and alumni beliefs about their Bucknell experiences.

Bucknell Educational Goals Compared to Employer Priorities

Bucknell seniors participating in the 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) said that their college experience substantially contributed to acquiring skills and knowledge. Compared to the 2015 Hart survey of employers, the results indicated that Bucknell’s education meets or exceeds employer needs.

Source for employer data: Hart Research Associates, 2015, Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success.

Positive Impact on Learning

Data are based on seniors who answered “Quite a bit” and “Very much” to the following question: “To what extent did your experience as an undergraduate contribute to your knowledge, skills, and personal development in the following areas?”

Alumni respondents to the 2019 Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Alumni survey indicated that Bucknell played a crucial part in developing the following knowledge and skills:

Source: HEDS Alumni Survey, 2019.

External comparisons dashboard

High-Impact Practices (HIPs)

Bucknell students are involved in a variety of High-Impact Practices: opportunities that are associated with greater student learning, higher retention rates and satisfaction.

High-impact practices dashboard