Office of Institutional Research,
Assessment, and Data Analytics

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Oakland University participates in large-scale nationally benchmarked student surveys and topical surveys of interest to the university. Summary reports from the latest administrations are available on this page and additional detailed reports are available by request.

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) asks students about their undergraduate experience, including their views about the quality of their education and how they spend their time. Student responses are used to improve the quality of education here at OU, and data from NSSE are used in a variety of different ways across the university.

Explore OU's NSSE Data
Click below to view an interactive dashboard that explores OU's NSSE data over time. This report is only available to OU faculty and staff. Use your netid to authenticate. VPN is required off-campus. 

Interactive NSSE Report

Reports by Year
The CIRP Freshman Survey is administered to incoming OU students during orientation and includes questions about established behaviors in high school, academic preparedness, admissions decisions, expectations of college, interactions with peers and faculty, student values and goals, student demographic characteristics, and concerns about financing college.

Reports by Type
Other Surveys
Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS)
Starting in Fall 2015, Oakland University (OU) began participating in a 4-year longitudinal study directed by North Carolina State University (NCSU). This longitudinal study, conducted in collaboration with New York University (NYU) and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), will give precise data indicating the types of educational experiences most conducive to interfaith learning among all students, including student leaders.

Fall 2015 Responses
National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE)
In February 2015 and again in October 2018, Oakland University administered the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE) survey. NASCE has grown over the past decade into a widely used and respected assessment tool for measuring and expressing community engagement among U.S. colleges and universities. Many institutions are incorporating NASCE baseline data into their strategic plans and campus-wide engagement goals and using the information to guide implementations and to measure progress towards their objectives.

Results from 2015
Results from 2018
Campus Survey Planning

Campus Survey Calendar

The calendar below shows the administration timelines for larger-scale campus surveys to allow for coordination and to minimize survey fatigue. Please complete the 'Campus Survey Planning' form to have your survey added to the calendar.

Campus Survey Calendar