CMC Survey Results

New Student Survey

In fall 2022, CMC utilized the HEDS New Student Survey which is uniquely designed to strengthen the connection between the school and new students.  The instrument includes several questions related to new students’ goals during college, their expectations, and what they hope to achieve.  Previously CMC has administered an internally developed New Student Survey, as well as the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) The Freshmen Survey (TFS).

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.


Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey

The Claremont McKenna College (CMC) Diversity Committee administered the HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey to all students, faculty, and staff in the spring of 2022. This was the first comprehensive instrument sent to the entire community and the overall response rate was 53%.

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.

Graduating Senior Survey

CMC has administered the HEDS Graduating Student Survey since the spring of 2022.  The surveys asks graduating students to evaluate CMC’s teaching practices and their institutional experience, assess the impact of that experience on their intellectual growth, and to describe their plans after graduation.  CMC has utlized the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) College Senior Survey (CSS) in previous years.

First Destination Survey

CMC administers an internal annual First-Destination survey which conforms to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First-Destination Survey Standards and Protocols.  The survey results are aggregated with other sources of post-graduate information and presented in the Factbook Outcomes: 6-Months After Graduation section.