Results released of a student satisfaction survey reveal that 94 percent of those graduating last year were satisfied with the quality of the programme they undertook.
Conducted across both the Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti campuses, the Graduate Outcomes Survey also revealed that 87 percent considered their programme represented good value for money.
In addition, the survey report included a Net Promotor Score (NPS) that indexes a participant’s willingness to recommend an organisation to others. EIT’s NPS of 48 is considered high and compares to the average NPS of 20 in New Zealand’s tertiary education sector.
A separate survey by the Tertiary Education Commission also returned a positive result – 90 percent of graduates would recommend their EIT qualifications to others. This was four percent higher than results for the national institutes and polytechnics sector.
It also rated overall satisfaction at 96 percent.
“We are gratified that our survey rating remains high with satisfaction levels similar to previous years,” says Chris Collins, EIT chief executive. “We work hard across the whole institute to ensure our quality standards are consistently high. These benchmark surveys are an important way to keep in touch with our student base to inform our best practice.”
Of the 2017 graduate cohort, 75 percent are employed with the balance engaged in further study.