Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

Graduating Senior Survey

The Graduating Senior Survey typically collects data in seven areas: (a) enrollment and employment history, (b) education and writing experience within the major, (c) scholarly and creative activities, (d) interaction with faculty and staff, (e) enriching educational experiences, (f) global knowledge or experience, and (g) overall satisfaction. On a rotating basis, other questions are added as well. This survey is administered to all seniors who have filed their intent to graduate.

Online Survey Results

Survey results can be generated at the university level, college/school level, and program level. Most results can be filtered by gender, ethnicity, age, gpa, and domicile. To protect student anonymity, survey results with less than three respondents will not be accessible.

Searchable Survey Results

Published Reports

The published reports summarize survey results from graduating seniors regarding their participation in and perceived impact of the Mason experiences, as well as their satisfaction and future plans. Reports on GSS results are available from 2002 onward.  Between 2004 and 2008, GSS results were published via In Focus reports.  To see the survey instruments, visit our Survey Instruments page.

Year of Publication Reports
2018 Graduating Senior Survey 2016 and 2017 Summary Results on Academic Advising
2017 Graduating Senior Survey 2015 and 2016 Summary Results on Academic Advising
2014 Graduating Senior Survey 2012 and 2013 Report 
2012 Graduating Senior Survey 2011 Report
2011 Graduating Senior Survey 2009 and 2010 Report
2009 Graduating Senior Survey 2008 Report
2008 Graduating Senior Survey 2007 Report
Learning Outcomes and Student Competence (In Focus)
2007 Graduating Senior Survey 2005-2006 Report
Native and Transfer Student Educational Experiences (In Focus)
2006 Graduating Senior Survey 2004-2005 Report
Transfer Student at Mason: 2004-2005 (In Focus)
Prior to 2006 Archived Reports