Internal Surveys

Graduating Student Exit Survey (GSES)

The Graduating Student Exit Survey (GSES) is a homegrown instrument used primarily to capture post-graduation plans for Howard University graduates (Undergraduate Students and Graduate/Professional Students). Prior to 2019, the primary purpose of the GSES was to obtain information about students' satisfaction with a range of curricular and co-curricular experiences. After receiving feedback from various stakeholders at the university, the instrument was shortened and revised for the 2019 administration. Below are executive summaries for the GSES.

 

 

GSES Executive Summaries

Alumni Survey

The Alumni Survey is a homegrown instrument used primarily to capture post-graduation plans for Howard University graduates (Undergraduate Students and Graduate/Professional Students) one year post-graduation. 

Alumni Survey Executive Summaries

Campus Climate Survey

It is the University’s responsibility to provide a safe, supportive environment where students can achieve academic success and personal growth. Campus climate surveys are important tools to gauge students’ current attitudes, behaviors, and standards. Historically, these surveys have focused on sexual misconduct and other forms of gender-based violence, but these surveys can also include sense of belonging and engagement with the campus community at large. The purpose of Howard University’s campus climate survey is three-fold: (1) to raise awareness about sexual misconduct and gender-based violence, (2) address students’ experiences and concerns about their personal safety, and (3) ensure a safe learning and working environment at Howard University. Further, the information collected will allow stakeholders at Howard to make data-informed decisions related to training, policies, and initiatives.

Campus Climate Survey Reports

COVID-19 Response Student Survey

In response to the Spring 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and Howard University’s subsequent transition to online delivery, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment partnered with student, faculty, and staff to assess the student transition experience. Questions from the survey were organized into eight sections: health and safety, communication, learning environment, support, housing, mental health, general, and future plans. A link to the executive summary is below.