Survey Research

Institutional Research coordinates a range of ongoing and ad hoc surveys of SJSU students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Review the Data Sharing Guidelines

Student Survey Research

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement

The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) is a standardized survey administered to incoming first-time freshmen asking about their high school experiences and expectations for their first-year at SJSU.

National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), conducted once every three years, is a major source of information on students' academic experiences and level of satisfaction at SJSU.

Student Success Survey

Spring 2020 Student Success Survey included questions about students’ experiences after the transition to remote learning in mid-March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaching Evaluations

Student Opinion of Teaching Evaluations, or SOTEs (regular courses), and Student Opinion of Lab and Activity Teaching Evaluations, or SOLATEs (lab/activity sections), are the standard course evaluation instruments completed by SJSU students at the end of each semester.

Campus Community Survey Research

Campus Climate Survey

The SJSU Campus Climate Survey is a periodic survey of the campus community covering overall experiences, interactions with different groups on campus, and any exposure to intolerance or discrimination.

Performance Evaluation Survey

Evaluation survey that departments or units may use or customize when conducting a review.

Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

Spring 2019 faculty job satisfaction survey administered by San José State University partnered with the Collaborative On Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE).

Faculty Covid Experience Survey

The Fall 2020 Faculty Survey explored faculty experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, well-being and caregiving responsibilities, and the transition to online teaching and remote working.

San José City Annual Report

The City of San José Annual Report on City Services. This report provides performance data on the cost, quantity, quality, timeliness, and public opinion of City services.


Institutional Research uses Qualtrics for most campus community surveys. Current SJSU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to create their own Qualtrics surveys using their username and password.

Review the Qualtrics Training & Resources