Survey Calendar and Results

This page is intended to be a resource enabling survey researchers to coordinate with each other; if you plan to survey UCCS students or employees, please refer to our notes below and review our Survey Calendar to determine whether your survey overlaps with others. Researchers conducting surveys for academic research or involving vulnerable populations should coordinate with the Office of Sponsored Research to determine responsibilities regarding Human Subjects Review. Customized results are available for most of the linked surveys posted below; please contact IR with your specifications.

Survey Committee. Beginning in the late summer and early fall of 2019, we will pilot a new Survey Committee to coordinate the scheduling of all surveys delivered to UCCS students, alumni, and/or employees. The Survey Committee will review all surveys for compliance with existing policies and best practices, provide support for survey research and design, and expand accessibility to and use of survey results. If you would like to administer a survey, please contact us or email and we will coordinate with you and the forthcoming Survey Committee. 

     Survey Committee Charge (draft)
     Survey Intake Form (draft)
     Survey Calendar (below)
     CU:FERPA Training Course (help video)
     CITI IRB Training Course

Survey Results

Active or Routine  Student Surveys Download Reports Time Administered Notes
Survey of Earned Doctorates Use interactive tool at Upon conferral of PhD Administered by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. UCCS provides contact information and RTI International distributes the survey. More info at
National Survey of
Student Engagement
20182015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002 Feb/March Administered every three years with the next survey scheduled for early 2018. New results as of August 2018. Contact IR for full repertoire of reports and data sets.
UCCS Alumni Survey 2019 Ugrds
2019 Grads
2019 instrument
August 2019 and annually A new instrument delivered to alumni who graduated one, five, and ten years ago. 
Other Student Surveys      
Graduate Destinations (short version) Spring 2017, 2016,2015 hiatus Survey of alumni, which replaces the baccalaureate and graduate alumni surveys for two years; focuses on employment and/or continued education at least six months after graduating. The 2015 survey was delivered to all alumni on record and coordinated with the UCCS Alumni Association.
Alumni Survey (long version) 2018  June &
Survey of graduating classes six months after graduating. This survey includes destination information similar to the Graduate Destinations Survey and several more questions regarding assessment of student learning and satisfaction with campus services.
Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Est. Sept 22, 2018 n/a Results from the Post Secondary Employment Outcomes project between the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. See methods, download data, and use an interactive visualization at
Students' Academic Load Survey Summer 2018 n/a One-time survey of Spring 2018 & Fall 2018 continuing students inquiring as to why they opt for a part-time academic load. The survey was conducted in July 2018.
Freshmen Survey 2016, 2014, 2013, 2007 CIRP, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1999 hiatus Survey of incoming freshmen regarding their decisions to attend UCCS. Coordinated with Greg Hoye and Kyle Blakely (Advancement/Marketing).
Senior Survey 20172016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2008 CIRP2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 March/April Survey of students' learning outcomes and future plans. Coordinated with Lynn Calhoun (Assessment).
Diversity Survey 2011, 2010, 2009 hiatus Survey of students' perceptions of inclusion on a variety of social/demographic dimensions. Coordinated with Kee Warner (Diversity Officer).
CU Climate Survey see notes --> Oct 2019 Administered by the CU Legal Council (System Office). 
Health & Wellness see notes --> ? Survey of students' attitudes and behaviors regarding health and wellness. Administered jointly by the Dean of Students Office, the Wellness Center, and an external vendor.
Substance Use/Abuse see notes --> ? Survey of students' behavior and attitudes regarding alcohol and marijuana. Administered by the Dean of Students Office and additional offices in Student Success.
Housing/Residence Life see notes --> ? Survey of students living in the residence halls. This is an EBI assessment survey administered by Molly Kinne (Residence Life and Housing).
Student Center see notes --> ? Survey of students to assess the student center. This is an EBI assessment survey administered by Chad Garland (University Center).
Sustainability Transportation see notes --> October Managed by the Sustainability Office and related to our participation with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) and our American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.. 
Baccalaureate Alumni 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000 hiatus Replaced by the Alumni Destinations Survey in 2015 and then the Alumni Survey (long version) shortly thereafter.
Graduate Alumni 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000 hiatus Replaced by the Alumni Destinations Survey in 2015 and then the Alumni Survey (long version) shortly thereafter.
Employee Surveys      
Best Colleges to Work For 201920182015 March Survey of UCCS employees about the campus workplace. A national survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink. Results for 2018 forthcoming in August 2018.
Compliance/Ethics Survey 2017 Sept/Oct Survey of employees regarding the campus culture of compliance and ethics. Administered by Deb O'Connor (Compliance Office) and an external vendor.
Administrator Performance Reviews N/A hiatus Survey of employees/students who are constituents of an administrative officer undergoing a comprehensive 5-year review. Results are confidential and not available. Coordinated with the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost.