The Office of Institutional Analysis and senior administrators are regularly informed by surveying various constituencies within the University community. We conduct these surveys independently, as well as in conjunction with outside consortiums and other University offices/departments. Our office handles the administration, analysis,and distribution of a variety of different institutional- and national-level surveys about NMSU.

Graduating Student


The Graduating Student Survey is administered to all graduating
NMSU students as part of the online degree application process.  
The Survey captures student attitudes regarding numerous aspects
of their experiences at NMSU.

Placement Survey


The Post-Graduation Placement Survey is a new research tool
designed to assess how well recent NMSU alumni are succeeding
in their academic and professional lives after graduation.
We are currently pilot testing our new survey with the graduating class
of Spring 2014.


Spring 2014
Collegiate Learning

Assessment (CLA)

A major initiative of the Council for Aid to Education, The Collegiate Learning
Assessment assesses the extent to which our institution promotes the development
of ‘higher-order’ skills–such as critical thinking and written communication–among the
undergraduate student body at NMSU.
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The Collaborative on Academic Careers

in Higher Education (COACHE)

This is a survey on Tenured Faculty Job Satisfaction and is designed to improve faculty
recruitment, retention, and work/life quality.



National Survey of Student

Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement collects information about
how first-year and senior student participation in programs and activities
that institutions provide for their learning and student development.
Viewing a Wider World Survey
The Viewing a Wider World (VWW) Survey, initiated by The Associated Students of
New Mexico State University (ASNMSU), in collaboration with the Faculty Senate, was
designed to capture student experiences with and attitudes towards the NMSU, Las Cruces
Viewing a Wider World requirements.


Employee Satisfaction Survey
NMSU’s Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA) contracted with Noel-Levitz, an educational
consulting firm, to conduct the 2014 Employee Satisfaction Survey on the request of the
Employee Council and The Diversity Council. President Garrey Carruthers plans to use
the results of this survey to improve the employment experience of all employees across
the NMSU system.
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Enrollment Preferences Survey
 The purpose of this survey was to identify when and how students prefer to have classes.

Survey Instrument
Spring 2013