- Generic qualities that might be expected of any graduate.
- An early example of usage is from the British HEQC (Higher Education Quality Committee) Interm Report published in December 1995."The most promising approach to establishing shared, explicit standards seems to lie in exploring the generic qualities that might be expected of any graduate — this has come to be called 'graduateness'." (Executive Summary, p.3.)
- discussion of the nature of graduateness in HE; George MacDonald Ross, 1996.- 51k
-  The exploration in greater depth of the notion of 'graduateness' is ... This suggests that an agreed notion of graduateness (or notions - if there turn ... )