CMC Survey Results

Freshman Surveys

CIRP Freshman Survey

Administered by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), The Freshmen Survey (TFS) provides data on incoming college students’ background characteristics, high school experiences, attitudes, behaviors, and expectations for college.

Senior Surveys

CIRP Senior Survey

The College Senior Survey connects academic, civic, and diversity outcomes with a comprehensive set of college experiences to measure the impact of college. The 2016 survey results are represented in a data visualization below. Please use the various menus and radio buttons to explore the information, hovering over the bars will provide more detail and the methodology is included under the ‘I.’

CMC Graduates Survey (6-months out)

These dashboards provide summary information about graduating seniors’ plans 6 months after graduation, as well as information on degrees earned post-CMC using National Student Clearinghouse data. The response rate is 56% for the 2016 and 2017 cohorts. Of those, close to 80% are employed full-time and an additional 11% are attending graduate or professional school. The most common degrees earned after CMC are JD, MA, MBA, MS, and MD, from prestigious schools all over the nation.


National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement measures two elements of student engagement; the time and effort students commit to their academic pursuits, and how an institution invests its resources to create and promote activities and experiences that cultivate student learning. NSSE is administered to freshmen and seniors during the spring of select academic years. It provides a cross-sectional comparison of student engagement between freshmen and seniors, as well as a comparison with other institutions.

Student Life & Campus Climate Survey

The CMC Student Life and Campus Climate Survey has been administered since 2007 on a three-year cycle and asks students questions about their demographics, the importance of and their satisfaction with various aspects of campus life and facilities, their level of agreement with statements about CMC experiences, and their level of agreement with statements about CMC campus climate, particularly as it relates to gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, political orientation, and religion.

HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey asks students about their perceptions of their campus’s climate for unwanted sexual contact and sexual assault, their perceptions of how their institution responds to sexual assaults, and whether and how often they have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault.

National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)

The NSLVE offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates.

Alumni Surveys

This report uses a variety of surveys and tracking tools to describe alumni activity after graduation and evaluations of CMC.