Measures of Quality

Graduate programs are traditionally assessed by measures such as retention and graduation rates, academic credentials of incoming students, and time to degree. Indiana University and Purdue University programs at IUPUI follow all these practices.

The Office of University Institutional Research and Reporting (UIRR) reports some graduate student demographics in its Common Data Set. Some measures of quality for individual programs may also be found on their website.

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Prominent student data can be found in Student Demographics.

The graduate schools of Indiana University and Purdue University set admission standards to support programs in attracting the most outstanding graduate students to IUPUI.

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Resources and Support

In addition, the IU Graduate School and the Graduate Office of IUPUI support programs designed to enhance student success. The Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals (PFFP) program enables graduate and professional students an opportunity to develop the acumen and skills needed for success in an academic position or nonacademic positions in industry, business, non-profit, or government areas. Learn more »

The Graduate Student Writing Group offers peer support for academic writing projects, and enables students to develop skills that drive degree completion as well as support career success. Learn more »

Awards

The IU Graduate School and the Graduate Office at IUPUI nominate outstanding theses and dissertations for university-wide awards, such as the Kinsley Award. Learn more »

The master’s student and Ph.D. student with the highest academic standing at the time of his or her graduation are recognized by the campus with the Chancellor’s Scholar award.

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Job Market

A final measure of quality is the success of graduates in the job market. Over 95% of master’s degree recipients and 97% of Ph.D. recipients are employed, and the vast majority of our graduates feel that their graduate degree prepared them for the job they hold, according to the 2011 Graduate Alumni Survey.

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That same survey confirmed that over 97% of respondents were satisfied with the quality of instruction by faculty and with the overall quality of the academic experience in their graduate program at IUPUI.