College survey: 20 questions for student surveys

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What is a college survey?

College surveys, like any other survey, are determined to understand what students think about their educational environment and practices. These practices include the educational curriculum, environment where they work in, study plans, college life issues that can affect educational environment and so on.

For example, a college runs a training program for its students on soft skills. The management will then decide to conduct a survey at college level to get the student’s feedback on the training program and how it helped them enhance their soft skills. They can use a predefined training program feedback survey and share it with the students to understand what they think about the system and changes that most of them feel should be implemented.

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College survey questions

  • How likely are you to recommend this college to your friends and family?

  • How satisfied are you with the teaching staff and their methods?

    • Extremely satisfied
    • Very satisfied
    • Satisfied
    • Neutral
    • Dissatisfied
    • Very dissatisfied
    • Extremely dissatisfied
  • How satisfied are you with the facilities and amenities provided on the college campus? 

    • Extremely satisfied
    • Very satisfied
    • Satisfied
    • Neutral
    • Dissatisfied
    • Very dissatisfied
    • Extremely dissatisfied
  • Is it easy to gain access to the resources through the college library? 

    • Yes
    • No
  • How satisfied are you with your admission process in college?

    • Extremely satisfied
    • Very satisfied
    • Satisfied
    • Neutral
    • Dissatisfied
    • Very dissatisfied
    • Extremely dissatisfied
  • What are your views on the cafeteria and its hygiene and food quality?

    • Extremely satisfied
    • Very satisfied
    • Satisfied
    • Neutral
    • Dissatisfied
    • Very dissatisfied
    • Extremely dissatisfied
  • How supportive are the family members with regards to your issues?

    • Extremely supportive
    • Very supportive
    • Supportive
    • Neutral
    • Unsupportive
    • Very unsupportive
    • Extremely unsupportive
  • What are your views on the hostel crowd?

    • Extremely crowded
    • Very crowded
    • Somewhat crowded
    • Not so crowded
    • Not at all crowded
  • Were the faculty and support staff helpful enough when you needed them? 

    • Very helpful
    • Helpful
    • Neither helpful nor unhelpful
    • Unhelpful
    • Very unhelpful
  • How likely are you considering continuing in this college next year?

 

  • How satisfied are you with your accommodation facilities?

    • Extremely satisfied
    • Very satisfied
    • Satisfied
    • Neutral
    • Dissatisfied
    • Very dissatisfied
    • Extremely dissatisfied
  • Will you be looking forward to pursuing another course in this college?

    • Definitely, Yes
    • Probably, Yes
    • Probably, No
    • Definitely, No
    • Can’t say
  • Do you think it is a good idea for your siblings or friends to pursue their career in this college?

    • Definitely, Yes
    • Probably, Yes
    • Probably, No
    • Definitely, No
    • Can’t say
  • Do you have a part-time job? If yes, then how many hours do you work/

    • I don’t have a job
    • 1-10 hours a week
    • 11-15 hours a week
    • 16-20 hours a week
    • More than 20 hours a week
  • Do you find any difficulties in managing both college and job?

    • I don’t have a job
    • No, I manage them both well
    • Yes, but rarely
    • Yes, often
    • Yes, always
  • What are your views on the extra-curricular activities carried out in this college?

    • They are too few
    • They are just right
    • I was overwhelmed with the number
  • Do you think college pays enough attention to the racial and ethnic biases?

    • Definitely, Yes
    • Probably, Yes
    • Probably, No
    • Definitely, No
    • Can’t say
  • Do you think the college responds accurately to bullying cases?

    • Definitely, Yes
    • Probably, Yes
    • Probably, No
    • Definitely, No
    • Can’t say
  • What is your overall experience with the college?

    • Extremely satisfied
    • Very satisfied
    • Satisfied
    • Neutral
    • Dissatisfied
    • Very dissatisfied
    • Extremely dissatisfied
  • Please feel free to give your additional inputs on your experience with this college.

 

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Types of college surveys

  • Student survey – college surveys can be and are mostly dedicated to the students pursuing their careers in the college. The survey can be about their everyday experiences, training and education methods, teaching methods and staff, racial or ethnic biases or issues they must be facing, or just an overall feedback on the college. Conducting student surveys should be made a regular practice at every university to have a transparent relationship with the students and help them gain the most from their college.
  • Faculty and administration surveys – apart from the students, other people at the college like teaching staff, non-teaching staff, administration and other team members might also face some challenges and issues. It is just as important to hear out their feedback and expectations and give them the priority in solving those issues for them. Doing so will increase their productivity and job satisfaction and will help him focus better on the students.
  • Course evaluation surveys – another important aspect of the colleges along with their students and faculty is what course does the faculty teach their students. It is just as important to carry out course evaluation surveys to keep track of what courses are being taught and how. It will also help the college management to keep updating the courses and curriculum according to the latest trends in the education fields.
  • Campus safety – it’s very important for the college to carry out its responsibility to look after its students. There are so many unjust practices that are followed by the students within themselves, and the college management doesn’t sometimes have a clue about it. Carrying out campus safety surveys with the students can help them with understanding the everyday challenges students face on the campus regarding racial biases, ethnic biases and bullying to something else. Keeping track of such practices will help a college build a healthy environment for their students.

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