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

Student, Faculty, and Staff Surveys

Qualtrics is the University’s survey tool. University students, faculty, and staff may access the tool by 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.

2020 Accessible

2019 Accessible

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 throughout 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.

eXplorance Blue Student Ratings of Instruction

The department of Institutional Research and Assessment administers eXplorance Blue End-of-Course surveys to students during the last two weeks of each semester. Students respond to questions related to instruction and course quality and gains in learning.


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.

U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges using the Common Data Set measures and a series of questions identified to provide prospective students with a good understanding of how the institution will suit the student's needs. Some of the additional data requested on the U.S. News annual Best Colleges statistical surveys – such as faculty salaries, financial information from a school's annual operating budget and alumni giving data – is used as indicators in the ranking methodology to compute the Best Colleges rankings. Most of the questions U.S. News asks that are not part of the CDS appear on as part of each college's profile but are not part of the ranking methodology.

U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranks online graduate programs using data from annual surveys to assess engagement, services and technology, expert opinions, faculty credentials and training, and student excellence.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center. To learn more about IPEDS Survey components, visit


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