The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment conducts and assists with the collection and retention of surveys for the University.

Student, Faculty, and Staff Surveys

Qualtrics is the University’s survey tool. University students, faculty, and staff may access the tool be selecting the link and following the instructions at the bottom of the webpage. Contact the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment for assistance.

Graduation Exit Survey

The Office of Career and Professional Development conducts a graduation survey during commencement and one year after commencement.

2018 Accessible

2017 Accessible


NSSE Survey

A&M-Central Texas participates in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) biennially. NSSE focuses on two key areas:

The amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities.

How the institution uses its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that research shows are linked to student learning. 

Responses collected from this survey provide meaningful data which reflects the level at which student engagement improves over the course of their four-year college experience.



ETS Proficiency Profile

The ETS® Proficiency Profile assesses four core skill areas — reading, writing, mathematics and critical thinking — in a single, convenient test that the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) has selected as a gauge of general education outcomes. The assessment measures and demonstrates student learning while optimizing your time and resources.

IDEA Student Ratings Instruction

The IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction instrument (SRI) translate course feedback into actionable steps to improve learning and is supported by extensive research, controls for extraneous circumstances (e.g. class size, student motivation), and provides comparative scores. Data is integrated into program planning, decision making, accreditation and institutional review processes.


CUPA-HR works with campus Human Resources leaders to create salary and benefits reporting tools and resources to summarize data needed to make decisions.

Diversity Learning Environments

The Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE) captures student perceptions regarding the institutional climate, campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers, and student learning outcomes. Diverse student populations are at the center of the survey, and the instrument is based on studies of diverse student bodies and the complexity of issues that range from student mobility to intergroup relations.

Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For Survey

The ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey is a faculty/staff survey derived in part from the ModernThink Insight Survey, an assessment tool that has been used in over 55 “Best Place to Work” programs with more than 4,000 organizations. The ModernThink Insight Survey© was developed after a meta-analysis of “best workplaces” and engagement surveys and our ongoing research studying organizations that have been successful in building workplace cultures that enhance performance. The survey instrument measures the extent to which employees are involved and engaged in the organization and ultimately, the quality of the workplace engagement.