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Survey Shows UVA Millennial Alumni a Cut Above in Job Prospects, Well-Being

Published November 21, 2016 in News

By: Caroline Newman | University Communications

Millennials can get a bad rap, but a new Gallup survey indicates that recent University of Virginia graduates are thriving and surpassing national averages in each element of well-being measured.

The survey polled 7,808 UVA alumni from the classes of 2001 to 2015, focusing on three broad categories: workplace engagement, well-being and attachment to the University. Eleven percent of respondents had been first-generation college students.

In each category, UVA’s young alumni exceeded national averages measured across the 61 members of the Association of American Universities. They were also significantly more likely to strongly agree that their degree was worth the cost (61 percent vs. 46 percent).

We break down some of the survey’s findings and share stories from some young alumni. Read the full Gallup report here.


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