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
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.