Dean of the Faculty

Student Surveys & Reports

The following surveys have been administered at Southwestern University and the subsequent reports are available on this page. As new reports become available, they will be added to the list.


ACT Student Opinion Survey

Explores enrolled students satisfaction with programs, services, and other aspects of their college experience

CIRP Freshman Survey

The freshman survey instrument helps institutions assess trends in the characteristics, attitudes, values, and aspirations of their entering freshmen.

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)

The goal of the CLA project is not to measure changes in individual students, but rather to learn more about programmatic features that correlate with “institutional effects” associated with larger than expected gains in students’ analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and writing skills. Testing is currently being conducted and results will be posted when they are received.

CORE Drug and Alcohol Survey

The survey assesses the nature, scope, and consequences of alcohol and other drug use on college campuses.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education.

IPEDS College Opportunities On-line (COOL)

The IPEDS College Opportunities On-line (COOL) presents data on institution prices, financial aid, enrollment, and type of programs that are offered by the institution. IPEDS COOL is designed to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The NSSE provides an opportunity to collect information on the extent to which first-year and senior college students engage in educational practices that research has found to be related to learning and development. The questionnaire focuses on five categories: (1) participation in dozens of educationally purposeful activities, (2) institutional requirements and the challenging nature of coursework, (3) perceptions of the college environment, (4) estimates of educational and personal growth since starting college, and (5) background and demographic information.