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.

Current Surveys

  • The Future Plans Survey (FPS) is NOW LIVE between April 18 and May 11. All bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students earning a degree in May 2023 have received an email invitation from their college dean asking them to complete the survey, and they will continue to get reminders throughout the next month. Graduating seniors can take the survey by going to, and graduating master’s and doctoral students can take the survey at The FPS collects detailed information on students’ post-graduation plans, including employment and job search characteristics, further education plans, and the career services and resources they used while at NC State. The most recent Future Plans reports for the 2021-2022 academic year can be found on the ISA website.


  • The Graduating Senior Survey is live from the start of the fall semester until the end of the spring semester. AY 2022-2023 is what we call an “insert year,” during which ISA administers a series of program-specific surveys rather than the single, campus-wide questionnaire for all graduating seniors, which is administered every three years. In AY 2022-2023, most colleges, and several academic departments, are asking their graduating seniors to respond to a relatively brief program-specific questionnaire. (Note: Double majors can complete a program-specific survey for each of their majors.) Programs use results from these surveys for their assessment activities and, in many cases, accreditation reporting requirements. All seniors graduating in December 2022 or May 2023 are encouraged to participate and share their opinions and experiences. (Those graduating from programs not administering a survey will be automatically exited from the survey.) The survey is available online at

Upcoming Surveys


  • ISA Schedule of Routine Surveys
    The five-year schedule, including administration date and when reports are typically available, for surveys routinely administered by ISA