Buckeye Alumni and University Remain Firm Friends

In two polls Gallup and Purdue University discovered that out of 30,000 graduates from 108 universities that Ohio State University alumni are more likely to agree attending OSU changed their lives. In categories such as “workplace engagement”, “well-being” and “attachment” OSU graduates gave higher favorable ratings than any other graduates surveyed.

Ohio State alumni were also more likely than graduates of other schools to strongly agree that the university was the perfect college for them.

University President Michael V. Drake said the results bear out the genuineness of the Carmen Ohio phrase, “how firm thy friendship, Ohio.”

The full report is available here.

This study is the first of a four-year survey planned for Ohio State alumni. Findings will be used to enhance the short- and long-term well-being of current students, and to provide data for university outreach efforts.

Ohio State alumni are a large and loyal group. Andy Gurd, interim president and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, recently presented results of an alumni profile to university trustees: There are 526,306 living university alumni, their average age is 49, they live in all 88 Ohio counties, 50 states and 170 countries, and there are more than 38,000 married alumni couples.

Jody Victor