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.’

Outcomes for CMC Graduates

These dashboards provide summary information about alumni outcomes, for the Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 six months after graduation. The knowledge rates were 58%, 82% and 84% for the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively. The data also includes degrees earned after graduating from CMC over the last 16 years from the National Student Clearinghouse StudentTracker. You can see the most recent data in the "Outcomes" section of the Factbook.

  • Approximately 85% of alumni are employed full-time, part-time, in a service program or serving in the military, with an additional 11% attending, or planning to attend, graduate or professional school. Overall, less than 4% are seeking employment at six months after graduation.
  • The most common degrees earned after CMC are JDs, MAs and MBAs, but many alumni also obtain others such as MSs, PhDs and MDs from prestigious schools all over the nation.
  • Students are employed in a variety of interest clusters, the most popular being Accounting & Financial Services and Consulting and Technology & Entrepreneurship.
  • The median starting salaries for the Class of 2019 graduates working full-time was $70,000.

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. As of 2020 CMC has decided to postpone NSSE participation indefinitely.

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. The survey was administered in 2019 and, while a report isn't yet available, the data can be requested at institutionalresearch@cmc.edu.

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.