Strategic National Arts Alumni Project

SNAAP is an annual online survey, data management and institutional improvement system designed to enhance the impact of arts-school education. SNAAP will provide the first national data on how artists develop in this country, help identify the factors needed to better connect arts training to artistic careers and allow education institutions, researchers and arts leaders to look at the systemic factors that helped or hindered the career paths of alumni, whether they have chosen to work as artists or pursue other paths.

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Education

Report Card

Percent of alumni that reported WVU helped them acquire or develop the following key skills:

Critical Thinking

88%

WVU

89%

Natl. Avg

Research Skills

78%

WVU

73%

Natl. Avg

Clear Writing Skills

79%

WVU

69%

Natl. Avg

Broad Knowledge & Education

94%

WVU

89%

Natl. Avg

Research Skills

70%

WVU

66%

Natl. Avg

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78%

would attend WVU again if they had to start over

75% National Avg.

91%

would recommend WVU to another student

87% National Avg.

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85%

were satisfied with opportunities to perform or present their work

80% National Avg.

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64%

worked with an artist in the community

43% National Avg.

86%

worked with a faculty member on a project

66% National Avg.

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96%

learned artistic technique while at WVU

92% National Avg.

Student Life

70%

say they developed leadership skills at WVU

64% National Avg.

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76%

participated in co-curricular activities

69% National Avg.

83%

felt a sense of belonging at WVU

76% National Avg.

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79%

of alumni participated in community service

69% National Avg.

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96%

had serious conversations with students who were different from them in areas of ethnicity, religion, politics, or personal values

94% National Avg.

82%

improved their interpersonal relations and working collaboratively skills

76% National Avg.

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Study Abroad

WVU College of Creative Arts students may study abroad in Espirito Santo, Brazil; Atacama, Chile; Tongren, China; Jingdezhen, China; Milan, Italy; France; and in US states including Hawaii, Maine, Pennsylvania, Colorado and across the WV Appalachian Mountains.

Current Careers

82%

are satisfied with their current job overall

80% National Avg.

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80%

are satisfied with their opportunity to contribute to the greater good

74% National Avg.

64%

are satisfied with their level of current income

61% National Avg.

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44%

say that faculty or instructors have had a major influence on their career

39% National Avg.




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78%

are satisfied with their opportunity to be creative at work

75% National Avg.



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82%

are satisfied with their level of job security

73% National Avg.

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are satisfied with their current job overall

80% National Avg.

59%

say their first job was closely related to their training at WVU

66% National Avg.

69%

of WVU CCA graduates are employed full time

62% National Avg.

Alumni and the Arts

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In the past 12 months, WVU CCA alumni have...

21%

served on the board of an arts organization

12% National Avg.

38%

volunteered at an arts organization

26% National Avg.

50%

donated money to an arts organization or artist

40% National Avg.

54%

of WVU CCA graduates make $40,000 per year and above

44% National Avg.

43%

of WVU CCA graduates share a household salary of $80,000 per year and above

35% National Avg.

money
57%

incurred no student loan debt to attend WVU

43% National Avg.

34%

have used continued acces to mentors and teachers

32% National Avg.