What Happens to Graduates? Contrasting Views of Two Systems

  • Clifford Adelman
Keywords: graduates, survey, sampling, weighting, personal satisfaction, skill levels, quality of employment


Two surveys of college graduates in large higher education systems, the U.S. and Europe, are presented in terms of their purposes, structural differences, thematic variations, and divergences.  The U.S. system has been operating since 1993; the European Graduate Survey is, at present, only a design, completed in 2016. Both are necessary for system accountability and student guidance.

Author Biography

Clifford Adelman

Clifford Adelman is at the Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC, US. 

How to Cite
Adelman, C. (2017). What Happens to Graduates? Contrasting Views of Two Systems. International Higher Education, (88), 13-15. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2017.88.9685
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