Informatics Student Experience


Student Experience — Informatics

We invite you to browse the statistics pulled from a recent exit survey of graduates who completed the MS in Informatics program in Spring 2023. Note percentages are rounded and may not always equal 100. (n=3 responses)

  • 100% said they would recommend our Informatics program.
  • According to the survey respondents, the top strengths of the Informatics program are its cost, flexibility, student support services, and online learning environment
  • All of the survey respondents completed the program within 3.5 years, with 2 years being the fastest time to degree
  • Advising and student support are top priority at our school. 100% of the survey respondents interacted with their academic advisor throughout their studies and rated the guidance and assistance they received as Very Good or Good

“It provides helpful skills, academic knowledge, and tools to develop future careers.” – Informatics Graduate

Our students also took advantage of a range of informal learning opportunities and activities that helped them expand their professional network and aid them with future job seeking. For example:

  • 67% were members of professional associations. Did you know we give new students a free one-year membership to the Association for Information Science and Technology, HIMSS, American Nursing Informatics Association, ASIS International, or IAPP? Learn more.
  • To stay current with professional trends, the survey respondents read industry-related newsletters and professional journals, listened to industry-related podcasts, and attended professional conferences. Students enrolled in our MS in Informatics program can apply for travel grants to attend professional conferences.

In addition, you’ll be in good company in our fully online master’s degree program. Here are some stats about our graduating Informatics program students as reported in the fall 2022 exit survey:

  • Our MS in Informatics program is offered exclusively online, and there are no on-campus orientations or other required in-person events. The Spring 2023 survey respondents completed the program from California.
  • At the time of graduation, 67% of the survey respondents were younger than 30 years of age.
  • In this particular survey, 33% of the survey respondents identified as male and 66% female.
  • 33% of the survey respondents selected Asian/Pacific Islander, 33% selected White, Not Hispanic, and 33% selected Hispanic/Latino to best describe their ethnicity. 
  • 67% of the survey respondents stated they were the first person in their family to obtain a master’s degree. Learn more about the First Generation Student Group