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Donovan Neale-May
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Facts & Figures

Some time ago, a good percentage of Rhodes alumni in North America responded to an online survey we conducted to tap your perceptions of the university and where and how you might contribute to furthering the institution’s recognition and influence in this country. Here are some of the results:

  • 71 percent view their university days at Rhodes as extremely
    memorable and valuable
  • Alumni say the two top qualities that characterize Rhodes are its unique campus and community setting and the excellence of its academic standards and teaching
  • An impressive 83 percent of all respondents believe Rhodes is at least equal to or better than private colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • While 60 percent of Old Rhodians just don’t have time to help the university in the U.S., those that do are open to contacting other alumni (25 percent), making referrals and introductions (17.5 percent), or doing public relations (11.7 percent)
  • While 87 percent of Old Rhodians are satisfied with their professional position and lifestyle in the U.S., 52 percent would be interested in returning to, or retiring, in South Africa
  • An overwhelming 84 percent of Old Rhodians in the U.S. still strongly identify with South Africa or retain affinity and connections with the country
  • Interestingly, 82 percent of Old Rhodians believe their skills and knowledge would be useful and valuable to South Africa and nearly 52 percent would be interested in learning more about expatriate incentives to relocate back to South Africa



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