Institutional Research Student Surveys
Regular standardized surveys of Wabash students
The Freshman Survey (annual, administered during Freshman Orientation): A wide-ranging survey of students’ backgrounds, aspirations, habits, opinions, and interests. Administered by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). See the 2016 survey questions here.
Your First College Year (annual, administered in April/May): A survey of freshmen in which participants report on the experiences and impressions of the first year of college. Also administered by HERI and repeats many questions from The Freshman Survey, permitting observation of change over time. See the 2016 survey questions here.
College Senior Survey (annual, administered in April/May): A survey that measures a variety of outcomes of the college experience and students’ impressions of their time in college. Also administered by HERI and repeats many questions from The Freshman Survey and the Your First College Year Survey, permitting observation of change over time. See the 2016 survey questions here.
National Survey of Student Engagement (now biannual, administered in April): An extensive survey of freshmen and seniors that measures experiences with various types of engagement indicators and high-impact teaching practices. Administered by the NSSE Institute. See the 2016 survey questions here.
Data reports from student surveys
Every time Wabash participates in one of these surveys, the College receives several reports summarizing our students’ data and comparing their responses to students at peer institutions. Selected reports from recent administrations of these surveys are below. The College also receives the raw survey data, with which we may conduct additional analyses. If you have an interest in exploring the raw data to answer a question for your project, or if you would like consultation on interpreting the institutional reports, please contact the Office of Institutional Research.
Note: The HERI surveys produce four types of reports: long “Profile” reports that examine every question in order of appearance on the survey; “Theme reports” that organize related questions together for ease of access; “Construct” reports that combine data from multiple items together into single measurements of constructs such as “Habits of Mind” or “Pluralistic Orientation”; and “Longitudinal” reports that show change over time on questions common to multiple surveys.
|The Freshman Survey: Profile Report||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|The Freshman Survey: Theme Report||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|The Freshman Survey: Construct Report||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|Your First College Year: Profile Report||2017||2016||2015|
|Your First College Year: Theme Report||2017||2016||2015|
|Your First College Year: Construct Report||2017||2016||2015|
|Your First College Year: Longitudinal Report||2017||2016||2015|
|College Senior Survey: Profile/Longitudinal Report||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|College Senior Survey: Theme Report||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|College Senior Survey: Construct Report||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|College Senior Survey: Longitudinal Construct Report||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011|
|High Impact Practices||2018||2016||2014||2013|
|Major Field Report: Within Institution Comparisons||2016|
|Major Field Report: Arts, Humanities, Undecided||2016|
|Major Field Report: Biology/Physical Sciences/Math||2016|
|Major Field Report: Social Sciences||2016|