Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP)
CIRP is a national longitudinal study of the American higher education system. It is administered by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA.
CIRP Freshman Survey
The CIRP Freshman Survey is administered to incoming first-year students prior to the start of classes. The survey covers a wide range of student characteristics: parental income and education, ethnicity, and other demographic items; financial aid; secondary school achievement and activities; educational and career plans; and values, attitudes, beliefs, and self-concept. For more information see the HERI website.
CIRP College Senior Survey
The CIRP College Senior Survey is administered to graduating seniors prior to graduation. The survey focuses on a broad range of college outcomes and post-college goals and plans including: academic achievement and engagement; student-faculty interaction; cognitive and affective development; student goals and values; satisfaction with the college experience; degree aspirations and career plans; and post-college plans. for more information see the HERI website.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
NSSE is a national survey that assesses the extent to which first-year and senior students are engaged in their education. The survey is based on the premise that the frequency with which students engage in effective educational practices indicates the quality of the education experience. For more information see the NSSE website.
Note: all reports are password protected. Such reports are confidential and for internal college use only.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Charles Clark, senior director for institutional research and reporting.