2023 Alumni Attitude Survey Results

We Asked, You Answered


Staying connected with alumni and providing them with an enriching, lifelong experience is paramount to UD. Once a Blue Hen, always a Blue Hen—the strength of the UD network is everlasting. 


To ensure that UD is doing this effectively, we needed input directly from the source—YOU, our alumni! In early 2023, the University of Delaware conducted an alumni attitude survey that provided insight on how you feel about UD and its alumni events and communications. Here are the results.


Thanks to all who took the time to share feedback.


Who took the survey


The 4,365 respondents represent 3.31% of alumni who were asked to complete the survey. 

Your UD Pride Points

9.5 OUT OF 10

said their decision to attend UD was good or great


80% of UD alumni

are likely to recommend UD to a prospective student

84% CONSIDER THE Value OF THEIR degree ...

when evaluating their overall opinion of UD 

: 68% Campus Aesthetics, 63% Accomplishments of Students, 62% History/Tradition,  62% Availability of Scholarships, 61% A Diverse & Inclusive Environment


Alumni said that UD provided good preparation for further graduate education, current work status and deepening commitment to personal development.

your Top


You think it's MOST important that UD offers the following opportunities for alumni. 


Opportunities to help students and alumni secure jobs


Ways to stay in touch to hear about news and events


Chances to host current students for job shadows and internships

What Young Alumni Want


Young alumni, which includes the classes that are within five years of graduating from UD with an undergraduate degree, are especially interested in:


Greatest UD Interests

Respondents indicated that these UD programs or causes align most with their own interests:


What Motivates Your Charitable Giving?

What’s Next?

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is evaluating how to incorporate feedback from the survey into the University-wide Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan, which is in development. Stay tuned for more on that in spring 2024. In the meantime, keep an eye out for more event invitations and communications about job shadowing, mentoring and internship opportunities. 




If you have questions about the survey and results or would like to provide additional insights into your UD experiences, feel free to reach out to us at alumnet@udel.edu.