Year in review 2011: Our community on Facebook
You came, you commented, you shared your stories ... and we liked them all!
Since 2008, the goal of the University of Phoenix Facebook® page has been to interact in real-time discussions about the University, current events and 21st-century industry challenges that are shaping education. In doing so, 280,000 Facebook users have found a way to connect with their peers, prospective students and alumni.
This past year, the University set out to engage its Facebook community more than ever before. As a result of almost 660 Facebook posts, the University of Phoenix main Facebook page has received more than 68,000 comments and 75,000 likes throughout the year. The page has also initiated some thought-provoking, fun and overall interesting discussions. The infographic below goes over some highlights for how the University of Phoenix Facebook community responded to some of the year's most-commented-on posts.
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Facebook® Class of 2011
Looking back at the University's top Facebook posts
Degrees most would pursue if time and money were no object:
Top reasons for attending University of Phoenix:
- Online courses
- The instructors
Top 3 words used to describe what it means to be a Phoenix:
The skill most helpful in the pursuit of higher education:
Characteristics teachers must have:
- Be knowledgeable
- Have patience
#1 reason mentioned for pursuing higher education:
Most liked ways to manage education, work and family responsibilities:
- Develop a routine
- Have a good sense of humor
- Keep the end goal in sight
Where many would go to study abroad:
68% study at night
Paperback books are preferred to e-readers
90% listen to tunes while studying
Top ways to use a smartphone for schoolwork:
- Communicate with learning team
- Answer discussion questions
Most liked and discussed update:
- 95% said they would take $10,000 to swap their iPhone® or Android™ for a regular cell phone for six months.
- 3.3% said no because of job requirements
What many said was the top invention of the past decade:
Choose one: Computer or cell phone?
- 61% would give up their cell phone
- 75% use social media at work
Most important professions:
- Health care professionals
- Law enforcement
Qualities great leaders possess:
Should parent participation in the classroom be mandatory:
- Yes - 21%
- No - 68%
71% prefer learning online over learning at a local campus
Likes on the main University of Phoenix Facebook page: