Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS)

Every two years, Alberta Advanced Education (AE) commissions an external research company to administer the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS). Surveys are completed by graduates approximately two years after graduation. Although the government administers this survey, the ministry releases raw data files to institutions so they can analyze their own results.

The specific objectives of GOS are to:  

  • Determine graduates’ satisfaction with their post-secondary education experiences
  • Explore graduates’ employment outcomes
  • Understand how students finance their education
  • Describe the demographic profile of graduates from different fields of study

Institutional summary reports are not currently available for the Graduate Outcomes Survey. If you would like more information about this survey, please email