Only 14% of graduates strongly agreed that the professors cared about them. A new survey of 29,560 college graduates has found that the college they attended didn’t affect how happy they were after graduation, or their subsequent engagement with work (Gallup, 2014).
No matter whether they went to a top-ranked or bottom-ranked institution, the secret of happiness and satisfaction with work and life lay elsewhere.
Considering the huge variation in price between the most and least prestigious institutions, this is a surprising finding.
Instead it was the types of experiences they had in college and support they received there which most predicted being engaged at work and thriving in later life.