Eight out of ten graduates would enrol at the same university again
According to the AQU Catalunya 2023 employment outcomes survey, the number of graduates of the Catalan university system who would study at the same university again has decreased slightly in relation to the results of the 2020 survey.
AQU Catalunya's 2023 employment outcomes survey has provided relevant data on the satisfaction of recent graduates of Catalan universities with their respective universities. Of all the graduates surveyed, more than 20,000, 81% say they would return to the same university. Although the data is satisfactory, there is slight decrease of 2% compared to 2020.
By field of knowledge, graduates of the sciences are the most willing to repeat universities, where the figure reaches almost 9 out of 10. However, this number is down by almost 2% compared to the last survey. In fact, all the disciplinary fields in which bachelor's degrees are classified show a drop in willingness to repeat studies at the same university. The field with the most significant drop is humanities, down by 4%. It is the only field where less than 80% of graduates would repeat universities.
The main reasons given by non-repeaters is that they prefer other types of teaching model, accounting for 47% of responses. In second place, 43% of graduates think it would be better to study at a different university because the services offered there are better than at the one at which they studied. The fact that some universities enjoy greater recognition among employers ranks third among respondents' reasons for not repeating (at 36%).
The 2023 AQU Catalunya report on employment outcomes presents the results of the 8th edition of this survey, conducted among graduates of Catalan universities. As with previous reports, the Agency makes data and other indicators available to all stakeholders in the Catalan university system in order to encourage analysis and reflection on how to improve bachelor's degrees in terms of graduates' employability and satisfaction with the education they received. The data used in this report is the product of a survey sent successfully to more than 42,000 graduates in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years. More than 52% of the contacted population responded to this year's survey.
More than 120,000 records have been generated over the eight editions of the employment outcomes survey. This figure positions Catalonia as one of the European regions with the most extensive, complete and representative databases for this type of analysis.