Curriculum Committee Sends out Survey to Alumni from 1885 to 1957

Alumni Questionnaire 1955 Overview

In 1955, the Curriculum Committee sent out an Alumni Questionnaire for the graduates from the years 1885-1957. Out of the 7,000 questionnaires that were sent out, only 1,050 or about 15% were returned. The President of the College, William W. Edel, asked for favorable or unfavorable responses, based on the varied experiences of all the alumni of the college, in order to get the most truthful evidence on what needs to be done for the college's improvement. Overall, the general response from the alumni was that the college should stay a small undergraduate college, "dedicated to providing a liberal arts education of high caliber."