Alumni Survey Results

To understand the needs of UB alumni and help guide future initiatives, the UB Alumni Association recently surveyed graduates from around the globe. Over a three-week period, thousands of alumni offered their feedback on a variety of topics—including how they felt about UB, how they want to keep in touch with us, the activities they were most interested in, and, as the case may be, what kept some from keeping in touch.

Pulse Check

“We regularly want to check in with alumni,” said Cynthia Khoo-Robinson, associate vice president for alumni engagement and annual giving. “If we’re not taking the pulse of those closest to us, we’re doing them—and ourselves—a disservice. Our mission is to serve all UB alumni, and understanding their needs and perceptions is key to fulfilling that mission.”

Need to Know

  • Many alumni are interested in taking advantage of UB’s career services, whether as job seekers or volunteer mentors.
  • The number of alumni who are engaged with UB has increased by 10.7 percent since 2013.
  • As for alumni who aren’t able to participate with UB regularly, most noted their reason was simply distance from campus.

    “Being farther away from Western New York understandably makes connecting a little more difficult,” Khoo-Robinson said. “But that lets us know that we have an opportunity to increase our virtual programming and make sure alumni are aware of these online opportunities to connect with UB and with each other.”

Some Takeaways

Higher education remains a key value among respondents, with 94 percent indicating they agree or strongly agree. Respondents also highly recommend UB to others and feel that their UB degree has helped them in their career. The results also showed a high degree of affinity to one’s degree school, as well as an interest in, and understanding of, the university’s priorities and direction.

We’ll continue to distill the results and use the data to help guide initiatives to meet your needs and interests. As always, we’d love to hear any feedback from you at any time! Contact us at

Thank you to all who participated!


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More than three-quarters of the respondents are very satisfied with their academic experience at UB.


Most alumni would highly recommend UB when asked.


A majority of UB alumni agree that the value of their degree is strong and it has helped advance their career.