Student Surveys

Temple University uses nationally and locally constructed surveys and questionnaires to measure students' experiences, perceptions, and engagement with the university.

Temple New Student Questionnaire

Temple's New Student Questionnaire (NSQ) is administered to all entering freshmen and transfer students who take the university's Placement Examination. The results of the questionnaire are used to monitor trends in student characteristics, attitudes, intentions, and aspirations.

View NSQ Longitudinal Data for Freshmen (from 2012 thru 2017) »

View NSQ Longitudinal Data for Transfer Students (from 2012 thru 2017) »

View NSQ Longitudinal Data for First-Generation Student Enrollment »

View the 2017 NSQ Report »

Temple University Student Questionnaire

The Temple University Student Questionnaire (TUSQ) is administered to all matriculated undergraduates. The TUSQ:

  • measures students' perceptions of Temple's academic, social, and administrative programs
  • gathers information about students' participation in various university and non-university activities
  • monitors change in students' attitudes, activities, and needs over time
  • provides data for assessing factors related to students' success

Temple last administered the TUSQ in the Spring of 2015. The TUSQ is administered online and students receive all communications electronically. The reports below are reflective of the 2015 administration.

View TUSQ Executive Summary »

View TUSQ Longitudinal Data »

View 2015 TUSQ Means and Frequencies »

National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information from samples of first-year and senior students about the nature and quality of their undergraduate experience. Scores are summarized using ten engagement indicators which examine dimensions of student engagement and are organized within four themes: Academic Challenge, Learning with Peers, Experience with Faculty and Campus Environment.

Learn more about the National Survey of Student Engagement »

Temple participated in the Spring 2011, 2013 and 2016 NSSE administrations. The NSSE is administered via the web, and students receive all communications electronically and complete the survey online.

View the NSSE 2016 Summary Report »

View the NSSE 2016 Temple Snapshot »

View the NSSE 2016 Frequencies & Means Report »

Temple University Graduate Student Survey

The Temple University Graduate Student Survey (GSS) was launched for the first time in Spring, 2016. The survey is based on the undergraduate Temple University Student Questionnaire (TUSQ), with changes to make it more relevant for a graduate student population. Similar to the TUSQ, GSS is designed to measure students’ perceptions and experiences while at Temple. Unlike the TUSQ, which is administered every 3 years, we intend to administer the GSS every 2 years in order to ensure that we gather information from graduate students enrolled in 2 year programs. GSS is designed to measure graduate students’ satisfaction across the following areas: Academic Program, Funding, Student Services, Student Experience, Reasons for Enrolling at Temple, Challenges, Advising and Mentoring, and Post-Graduation plans. Below is the 2016 Temple University Graduate Student Survey report. Contact IRA to view the appendices referenced in the report.

View the Graduate Student Survey Report »

Post Graduation Plans Survey

The Temple University Career Center administers the Post Graduation Plans Survey to graduating undergraduate students. The survey prompts and administration processes are based on the National Association of Colleges and Employees (NACE) standards for collecting and dissemination graduating student career outcomes information. Data from this survey provide vital information to help school/college and university-wide leadership better understand the immediate career outcomes of Temple graduates and guide programmatic decision making aimed at helping students achieve post-graduation career goals. Additionally, outcomes data from this survey help demonstrate the value of a Temple education given the investment of resources, effort and time expended by Temple students and families. Results from this survey are reported on Temple University's College Portrait, part of the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA).

View Future Plans of Bachelor's Degree Recipients survey results on Temple University's College Portrait »

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