Student Survey Data

Various entities, including the Office of Institutional Research, conduct surveys of our student population. Participation is optional, and responses are confidential.

Graduating Senior Survey 

This survey asks graduating students about their post-graduation plans and about their educational experiences and progression at Towson University.

Graduating Senior Survey

2016-2017 Fall (PDF) Spring (PDF)
2015-2016 Fall (PDF)
Spring (PDF)
2014-2015 Fall (PDF)
Spring (PDF)
2013-2014 Fall (PDF)
Spring (PDF)
2012-2013 Fall (PDF) Spring (PDF)
2011-2012 Fall (PDF) Spring (PDF)

Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Alumni Survey (PDF)
Results for 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2017 are presented.

This survey asks recent alumni (those who graduated in the prior academic year) questions regarding current employment or education status as well as evaluation of how well Towson University prepared them for their future. This survey is run every three years.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) (Freshmen and Seniors) (PDF) 
Results are presented for 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimation of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Towson University has participated in this survey every two to three years. The next administration is tentatively scheduled for 2020.

The Chronicle 2016 Great Colleges to Work For (PDF) 
Results for 2016 are presented.

The ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey© is intended to measure employee involvement and engagement and overall workplace quality. It was administered as part of The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For program.

 HERI Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) (Freshmen) (PDF)
Results for 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 are presented.

The CIRP Freshman Survey (TFS) is administered to entering students during orientation or registration. The survey covers a wide range of student characteristics: parental income and education, ethnicity, and other demographic items; financial aid; secondary school achievement and activities; educational and career plans; and values, attitudes, beliefs, and self-concept.

HERI College Senior Survey (PDF)
Results for 2006 and 2010 are presented.

The College Senior Survey (CSS) is designed as an exit survey for graduating seniors. It connects academic, civic, and diversity outcomes with a comprehensive set of college experiences to measure the impact of college.

EDUCAUSE Students and Information Technology in Higher Education Survey (PDF)
Results for 2010 are presented.

EDUCAUSE provides research and analysis about information technology in higher education for IT professionals and higher education leaders.