Institutional Surveys

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation Support manages institutional surveys conducted at the University of San Francisco. If you are planning a survey with more than 100 prospective participants (faculty, staff, or students), please refer to the Guidelines for Institutional Surveys. Once you review these guidelines, please contact usfsurveys@usfca.edu to get your institutional survey started. 

COVID-19 SURVEYS

ADMITTED GRADUATE STUDENT SURVEY

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SURVEYS

The New Student Success Survey was developed in 2018 and is administered to new first-year and transfer students each year. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about academic behaviors, institutional commitment, and barriers to success for new first-year and transfer students. 

2020 New Student Success Survey Report

2019 New Student Success Survey Report

2018 New Student Success Survey Report

2018-2020 New Student Success Survey Comparative Analysis Report

 

ALUMNI SURVEYS

Working in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Engagement and Career Services, the Office of Assessment and Accreditation Support developed the Alumni Outcomes Survey to assess undergraduate student success from the perspective of employment and attainment of educational objectives. This survey samples alumni two and five years post-graduation. 

2016-2017

The Alumni Outcomes Survey replaces the previous Undergraduate Alumni Survey, distributed in 2007 and 2012. This survey sampled alumni, two to ten years post-graduation.

2011-2012

2006-2007

GRADUATING STUDENT SURVEYS

The Graduating Student Survey is the University of San Francisco's exit survey taken by students before they graduate. The survey is designed to capture student perceptions of their educational experience. The survey asks students about the preparation they received in a variety of knowledge and skills, their values, ideas, and perspectives relative to differences of people who are different from themselves and co-curricular contributions to their experience. The Graduating Student Survey integrates the perspective of both undergraduate and graduate students. This survey replaces both the Undergraduate Graduating Student Survey and the Graduate Student Graduating Student Survey. 

2016-2017

The Graduate Student Graduating Student Survey was administered from 2010 to 2014 to all graduate students as they completed their Master's or Doctoral degree. It was replaced by the Graduating Student Survey in 2016 - 2017. 

2010-2014

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

NATIONAL SURVEYS

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is a survey of first year and senior students about the characteristics and quality of their undergraduate education. While NSSE does not directly assess student learning, the survey does reflect self-reported behaviors associated with desired outcomes of an undergraduate education. In 2018, USF opted to administer NSSE every other year. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USF has chosen to administer the survey in 2021 to gain a better understanding of how the pandemic has impacted student learning.

All reports prepared by NSSE, unless otherwise noted.

2020

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014