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Gallup-Purdue Index, 2018 Outcomes

The Gallup-Purdue Index, a national survey of college graduates, finds that Marian University alumni are thriving both personally and professionally.

Support Experiences

Gallup identified six critical experiences related to academic support and experiential learning that are strongly associated with how graduates fare later in life. Marian excels in each of these areas.


Caring professors
My professors cared about me as a person.


Excited about learning
I had at least one professor who made me excited about learning.


Mentor encouragement
I had a mentor who encouraged me to pursue my goals and dreams.


Support experiences
I have had all three support experiences.

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The Knights are Fulfilled

A Marian education places personal well-being front and center, offering the support and resources students need to excel in every aspect of life. Marian grads outperform alumni from other schools in five areas of well-being.


​I like what I do each day and am motivated to achieve my goals.


​I have supported, loving relationships in my life.


​I feel confident about managing my finances.


​I feel engaged, proud, and safe where I live.


​I feel healthy and have the energy to accomplish my goals.

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Work Engagement

Marian students receive an unparalleled educational experience that empowers them to prosper when they graduate. Research shows Marian graduates go on to do meaningful work that deeply interests them.


Nearly 80%
 of Marian alumni have attained careers in which they are deeply interested in.


Nearly 80%
of Marian alumni have a job that gives them the opportunity to do work that interests them.


Approximately 2/3
 of Marian alumni have their ideal job.

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Alumni Attachment


of Marian alumni said that Marian was the perfect school for them.


Approximately 1/3 
of Marian alumni said they couldn't imagine a world without Marian.


Nearly 100%
of Marian alumni said that if they had to do it over again, they would still attend Marian University to obtain their bachelor's degree.

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Perception of Academic Experience


Almost half
of Marian alumni said they were challenged academically at Marian.


Approximately 40%
of Marian alumni said they were passionate about the long-term success of its students.


Exactly 40%
of Marian alumni said Marian prepared them well for life outside of college.

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