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Current and Upcoming Surveys

Institutional Strategy and Analysis is responsible for administering and overseeing the administration of a robust series of surveys of NC State students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Below are links to information about ISA surveys currently being administered, and to our five-year survey schedule for routinely administered surveys. In addition, based on information provided through the University Regulation on such activities, we have created and made available a calendar with information about student, alumni, faculty, and staff surveys being administered by other individuals/offices.

  • Graduating Senior Survey
    In AY 2024-2025, ISA will be administering the triennial campus-wide Graduating Senior Survey (GSS). The GSS is live from just before the start of the fall semester in mid-August until just after the end of the spring semester in mid-May. All seniors graduating in either December 2024 or May 2025 are invited and encouraged to participate in the survey and share their opinions and give feedback on their experiences as an undergraduate at NC State. The campus-wide GSS is quite comprehensive, covering topics such as instruction and advising; academic and non-academic support services; self-rated knowledge, skills, and development; participation in co-curricular activities and high impact experiences; employment while at NC State; and time-to-degree. The university and academic and support offices across campus use results from the Graduating Senior Survey for strategic planning, accreditation reporting requirements, and assessment activities. The survey is available online at Reports on results for past administrations of the GSS are available on the ISA website.
  • Incoming First Year and Transfer Student Surveys
    The 2024 Incoming First Year and Transfer Student Surveys will be live from early July to early September this year. These annual surveys are designed to capture invaluable insights into the experiences of incoming students, including their journey through the application and admission process, their reasons for attending NC State, and their interests and expectations regarding their undergraduate education. Eligible students will receive email invitations to participate shortly after attending New Student Orientation over the summer. As a token of appreciation for their time and input, participants who complete the survey by the September 4 deadline will automatically be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a gift card. Results for past first year and transfer cohorts are available on the ISA website.