CU-Boulder Senior Survey, Spring 2012 - Posted Feb. 12, 2013
We regularly ask seniors about their satisfaction with their educational experiences at CU-Boulder and about their after-graduation plans and activities. We administer the survey to seniors in the spring and have conducted the survey, in various forms, 11 times since 1985. We administered the 2012 Senior Survey in March/April 2012. The next administration of the Senior Survey is scheduled for spring 2015. The goal of the Senior Survey is to provide systematic information for:
Questionnaire, Method, Population, and Respondents
A brief report (PDF) describes the 2012 Senior Survey web-based questionnaire, data collection, survey population, and response rates. Response rates by major ranged from 17% to 65%. Campus-wide response rate was 38%.
Highlights of the Results
Report (PDF) of campus-wide findings on selected items from the survey questionnaire.
Unit reports (PDF's) show tables and graphs of 2012 Senior Survey data on the great majority of survey items. These are available for the campus overall, for schools, colleges, and programs, for divisions within Arts and Sciences, and for individual departments with at least five students responding to the survey. If fewer than five students answered an item, data are not reported for that item. Student comments and data on student services are available in separate reports (see below).
Select one or more with control-click or Apple-click; reports will open in new window(s)
Catalog of Excel Detail Reports
This catalog (PDF) lists and describes available Excel data tables from the 2012 Senior Survey. Links to the Excels are also in the sidebar on this page. Some of the files include comparative data from earlier CU-Boulder senior surveys. The Excel files present no interpretations of the results. Tables with brief descriptions of each are below:
The 2012 Senior Survey included three open-ended questions that solicited students' comments about their major program and one question that asked if students had "other comments." Students' verbatim written responses to these questions are available in a password-protected Excel file accessible upon submission of a nondisclosure agreement. The Excel file includes respondents' college/school/program, Arts & Sciences division, academic department, and major.
A great many students wrote thoughtful and extensive answers to these questions. An impressive total of 2,660 students (92% of survey respondents) answered at least one of the questions. The questions and the numbers of students who submitted comments in response to each are listed below:
Other Reports (coming soon)
We are preparing several short reports (PDFs) on various topics. See sidebar for list.
Last revision 02/14/13
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