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The Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning (OIEP) coordinates and publishes results from several national and internal surveys conducted at the College of Charleston. OIEP maintains an institutional survey calendar to avoid the collection of duplicate information and provides resources to ensure sound survey methodology and design.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Collects information about student participation in programs and activities related to their learning and personal development. Also includes information about the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE).

CIRP Freshman Survey and Follow-up Surveys

Designed for administration to incoming first-year students before they start classes. Also includes information about the two follow-up surveys: Your First College Year and College Senior Survey.

College of Charleston Alumni Surveys

An alumni survey to inquire about employment, additional education, and an assessment of satisfaction with academic experience offered to College of Charleston alumni. This survey is administered to alumni one-year, three-years, and five-years post graduation. 

College of Charleston Senior Exit Surveys

Graduating seniors who participate in graduation rehearsal are asked to complete a paper survey to inquire about future plans and conduct a brief assessment of satisfaction with their academic experience. This survey is conducted annually and includes reports by major.