Last month, General Assembly released a groundbreaking report, “Measuring What Matters,” that reports on the student outcomes in its full-time programs. The auditing firm KPMG LLP reviewed and validated the results, which lays bare a bevy of useful data for students thinking about enrolling in General Assembly. For example, 92 percent of students who enrolled in a full-time program graduated. Of those, 76 percent participated in General Assembly’s Career Services program. And of those, 99 percent got a job within 180 days.
I caught up with the founder and CEO of General Assembly, Jake Schwartz, to learn more about the process behind creating the report, the rationale for producing it, lessons learned, and next steps.