UC Graduate Alumni Survey

About the survey

The UC Graduate Alumni survey collected information from UC doctoral alumni regarding their experiences and achievements since earning their UC doctoral degree.  Along with the UC Berkeley doctoral alumni survey conducted last year, the effort produced the first-ever UC systemwide doctoral alumni survey and provided a comprehensive view of this particularly accomplished group. The data received from this survey will help inform policy and advance the discourse surrounding the impact and value of graduate education.

All survey respondents were eligible to win one of six $250 Amazon.com gift cards and one $1,000 grand prize. Winners were selected at random from among those who completed and submitted the survey.

We are grateful to all the respondents for their participation in the survey.

Questions about the survey may be directed to gradstudies@ucop.edu.

Survey results

"Survey finds strong career satisfaction and high employment rates among UC Ph.D. earners"

Graduate Alumni Survey fact sheet

Prize winners


Manuel Dekermenjian, UCLA, 1998

Mirit Shoham, UCSB, 2008

Karla Van Meter, UCD, 2008 

Thomas Herdtle, UCSD, 1991 

Donald R. Blake, UCI, 1984

Kimberly Kam, UCSF, 2012


George Smith, UCSD, 1997