Wharton’s 2017 alumni survey—designed to measure engagement and gather career data—was completed by more than 9,000 respondents. Among the key findings: Wharton graduates are loyal, connected to the School and each other, and hungry for new research.
Alumni who have engaged with Wharton in some way—whether through reading a School email, connecting with a classmate, or attending an event
New specialty compensation reports available through Wharton MBA Career Management that alumni can use as a resource in offer negotiations (Private Equity, Hedge Fund, and Startup)
Respondents who didn’t know they’re eligible for a 25 percent discount on Wharton Executive Education programs
Alumni who read Wharton Magazine in the past year
Increase in MBA alumni median total compensation from one-to-five years to 15-to-20 years post-graduation
Wharton topic of most interest to respondents: leading-edge research (followed by recent or upcoming alumni events)
Respondents who have taken part in a Wharton-related program in the past year
Overall Net Promoter Score—considered “world-class” by global standards
Percentage of U.S. alumni who met up informally in the past year
Alumni who are aware of Wharton career services offerings
Percentage of international alumni who met informally with other alumni in the past year
Respondents who spoke with at least one fellow Wharton alumnus over the past year
Industries for which Wharton has gathered alumni compensation data
Published as “Survey Says” in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Wharton Magazine.