CWRU Surveys

This is the section of our website where you can find links to past and future surveys, research, and assessment.


Faculty and Staff Surveys

Examines the quality of work environment, college/school and department leadership, academic resources and support, campus climate, tenure criteria, retention, and overall satisfaction with the university.  Access the results from the Faculty Climate Survey (login required).

National Organization: Association of American Universities
Population: Faculty
Years Administered: 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018
Next Administration: TBD


Undergraduate Surveys

CIRP Freshman Survey

Examines a wide range of student characteristics: parental income and education, ethnicity, and other demographic items; financial aid; secondary school achievement and activities; educational and career plans; and values, attitudes, beliefs, and self-concept. Intended to be administered during the same year as the College Senior Survey and Your First College Year Survey.

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program's freshman survey project is aimed at providing information on the characteristics, educational goals, and aspirations of first-time college students. CWRU has participated in the national freshman survey project eight times since 1997, most recently in 2013.  CIRP: Survey Overview

2013 CIRP: College Choice  |  2013 CIRP: College Expectations

Your First College Year Survey (YFCY)

Assesses the academic and personal development of students.  Intended to be administered in conjunction with the Freshman Survey and the College Senior SurveyYFCY: Survey Instrument

National Organization: Cooperative Institutional Research Program at the Higher Education Research Institute at University of California, Los Angeles
Population: First-year students
Years Administered: 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017
Next Administration:  TBD

2017 YFCY: Results by Groups  |  2014 YFCY: Diverse Experiences

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Measures the quality of student learning and the extent to which students engage in educational practices which are associated with high levels of learning and development. Intended to be administered during the same year as the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement.  NSSE: Survey Instrument

National organization: Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research 
Population: First-year and senior students
Years Administered: 2001 to 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018
Next Administration: Spring 2020

2018 NSSE: Engagement Indicators  |  2015 NSSE: Engagement Indicators

CWRU Senior Survey

Examines seniors' overall college experiences, learning that took place while at CWRU, and plans for after college.

National Organization: None
Population: Seniors
Years Administered: 1999 to 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016
Next Administration: Questions merged into the CWRU Student Experience Survey (CWRUSES)

2013 CWRU Senior Survey: Quality of the Academic Experience

CWRU Student Experience Survey

CWRU Student Experience Survey (CWRUSES):  Examines overall campus experience, including overall satisfaction, satisfaction with services and resources, time spent on activities, and the campus climate for inclusion and diversity among undergraduates and graduate students. It replaces the CWRU Senior Survey.

National Organization: None
Population: All undergraduates; students in Graduate Studies and MSASS
Years Administered: 2016   |   Next Administration: Spring 2019

CWRUSES Undergraduate Results By Class (login required)
CWRUSES Satisfaction - Undergraduate
CWRUSES Satisfaction - Graduate

College Senior Survey (CSS)

Connects academic, civic, and diversity outcomes with a comprehensive set of college experiences to measure the impact of college. Intended to be administered with the Freshman Survey and Your First College Year Survey. CSS: Survey Instrument

National Organization: Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA
Population: Seniors
Years Administered: 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017
Next Administration: TBD

2014 CSS: Diversity and Diverse Experiences  |  2014 CSS: Future Plans