Other Institutional Surveys

HEDS Alumni Survey

The HEDS Alumni Survey is distributed annually to graduates of Howard University; the survey contacts students who graduated 1 year ago, 5 years ago, and 10 years ago to track their employment trajectory and the influence they perceive their time at Howard to have had on their success. Linked below are reports generated to visualize the data collected, offering a summary of findings (focused on undergraduate alumni results specifically). 

HEDS Alumni 2022-2023 data:
HEDS Alumni 2021-2022 data:

Campus Climate Survey (2021)

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) to address students’ experiences and concerns about their personal safety, and;

(3) to 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.

CIRP Freshman Survey (TFS)

The CIRP Freshman Survey is designed for administration to incoming first-year students before they start classes. The instrument collects extensive information that allows for a snapshot of what incoming students are like before they experience college.

Howard Alumni Survey

The Alumni Survey was a homegrown instrument used primarily to capture post-graduation plans for Howard University graduates (Undergraduate Students and Graduate/Professional Students) in the one year post-graduation. This survey has been replaced by the HEDS Alumni Survey.

Spring 2021 Alumni Survey Dashboard

COVID-19 Related Surveys

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 students, 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.

Student-led COVID Survey

In Fall 2020, HUSA conducted a survey to assess student concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.