HEDS Surveys

HEDS Alumni Survey

The HEDS Alumni Survey asks alumni about the quality and impact of their undergraduate educational experiences, including cocurricular activities such as internships, study abroad, and community service. The survey also asks alumni to evaluate the impact of their undergraduate education on their postgraduate critical thinking, problem solving, and other learning outcomes. Finally, the survey asks about postgraduate employment, college satisfaction, and college debt. The survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, is based both on Wabash National Study findings on effective teaching practices and the AAC&U LEAP learning outcomes.

HEDS First Destination Survey

The HEDS First Destination Survey asks graduating seniors and recent college graduates about their primary activities following graduation. Institutions can use the survey’s results to assess employment- and career-related outcomes for recent college graduates and to report to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The survey may be given to graduating seniors and/or college graduates who complete their undergraduate degrees between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

HEDS Research Practices Survey

The HEDS Research Practices Survey is a short survey that assesses the extent to which college students can apply their information literacy skills to the practice of scholarly research. It asks students about their research experiences and assesses their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources.

HEDS Senior Survey

The HEDS Senior Survey asks graduating college seniors to evaluate teaching practices and institutional conditions they experienced as undergraduates, assess the impact of their college experience on their intellectual growth and development, and describe their plans following graduation. The survey is based both on Wabash National Study findings on effective teaching practices and the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ (AAC&U) AAC&U LEAP learning outcomes. An optional longer version of the survey also includes questions about students’ satisfaction with the quality of their advising, in- and out-of-classroom experiences, campus services and facilities, and campus life.

HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

The HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey asks students about their perceptions of their campus’ 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. We developed this survey to help institutions meet the requirements of the Clery and the Violence Against Women Acts.

Depending on whether students have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault, the HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey usually takes less than 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be administered to undergraduate and graduate students 18 years of age and older.

HEDS Survey Administration

The cost of a single administration for each survey is $500 for HEDS members and $1,600 for institutions not in HEDS.
$500

for HEDS members

$1700

for institutions not in HEDS

Join HEDS to access surveys at one-third of the cost.

Any college or university may administer HEDS surveys, but HEDS members pay less than one-third of the cost and openly share unmasked survey data with one another.

Join HEDS to access surveys at one-third of the cost.

Any college or university may administer HEDS surveys, but HEDS members pay less than one-third of the cost and openly share unmasked survey data with one another.

If you would like to learn more about HEDS surveys, please download our resource.