HEDS Graduating Student Survey
The HEDS Graduating Student Survey asks your graduating students to:
- evaluate the teaching practices and institutional conditions they experienced as undergraduates,
- assess the impact of their experiences on their intellectual growth and how well it prepared them for success after college, and
- describe their plans after graduation.
This survey is based on our long-running HEDS Senior Survey. It is part of our suite of surveys focused on understanding and supporting student success–a core part of the HEDS mission. Our other student success surveys include the New Student, Returning Student, and Student Satisfaction surveys.
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You can administer the HEDS Graduating Student Survey for a 3- to 6-week period between March 15 and June 30, 2023.
You must register at least four weeks prior to the start date of your survey.
All institutions will receive:
- An online report which will give a real-time summary of responses to some of the closed-ended survey questions.
- An SPSS and/or Microsoft Excel file with your participants’ responses. These files are typically sent within two weeks of your survey closing.
- A report that compares your graduating students to graduating students at all other participating institutions. You can expect this report approximately three months after the last survey closes.
YES! Here’s how:
- We insert your institution’s name at the top of each page of the survey
- You can add up to 10 supplemental questions at the end of the survey
- You can customize the survey invitations and reminders
The survey is free to HEDS member institutions. The base cost for institutions not in HEDS is $2,100.
This survey is one part of a suite of surveys and data exchanges focused on student success that are free as part of HEDS membership.
To learn more about becoming a HEDS member, please visit our Join HEDS page.