The EduventureS study
In May of 2008 Sessions College approached Eduventures, Inc., an independent education research firm and consultancy, to poll our students and recent graduates to learn if Sessions College was helping them meet their design education goals and career aspirations.
More broadly, we wanted to know if our school objective of "Preparing Design Professionals" was being achieved, and how we could continue to improve our students' chances of success.
We are happy to report that Sessions College students are not only finding work in the professional design field, but they are also making more money than they made prior to attending Sessions College.
- 85% of Sessions College students who were employed in non-design positions when enrolling at Sessions College had secured design-oriented positions and credited their studies with that achievement.
- 75% of Sessions College students reported a higher income after entering or completing their Sessions program. 5% of those students reporting an increase earned an additional $20,000 or more per year.
Note: The above numbers include those who enrolled at Sessions College with no intention of working in design field and were studying for self-fulfillment purposes only.
According to Laura Boothroyd, Director, Eduventures, the results are proof that “a fully online higher education program can deliver the kind of ‘ROI’ that matters most to students: career advancement and increased earning potential.”
* Source: Sessions College Assessment of Student Outcomes, Eduventures, Inc., May 2008
About Eduventures, Inc.: http://www.eduventures.com
Eduventures is the education industry leader in collaborative research and consulting. The company provides colleges, universities, and education-focused businesses with cost-effective, data-driven insight, understanding, and guidance to improve education.
Eduventures is considered an authority on the education market worldwide; their research and expert analysts are cited regularly in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Education Week.