USC's Student Outcomes Research office has a broad mission, serving a great portion of the USC community. This mission includes:
- Collecting, analyzing, and reporting information about USC students and their university experiences, through the use of surveys, interviews, data analysis, and other resources.
- Serving as a consultant and resource in survey design, research planning, outcomes assesment, and program review for USC.
- Supporting an institutional culture of assessment, accountability, and continual improvement.
Data and Research Request Form
If you would like our office to provide data, additonal analysis, research or assessment consultation, or other information, please utilize our online Data Request Form. This will best allow us to manage requests, complete those requests in a timely manner, and maintain confidential data.
USC Survey Cycle
Undergradautes at USC are surveyed prior to their arrival here, using the Freshman Survey (CIRP) and the Transfer Survey.
During their time at USC, they're invited to take the USC Experience Survey each spring.
In past years, students may have also taken a Senior Survey, a Satisfaction Survey, or the College Student Experience Questionnaire (CSEQ). Graduate students and alumni are also surveyed as part of the USC survey cycle.
Our surveys are generally created and administered online. After a student completes the survey, data are confidentially stored. Results are reported in group or aggregate form, with no individual students identified. We also conduct in-person interviews of students, lead focus groups to garner student feedback and opinion, and consult with offices and departments on campus about their own research and survey efforts.
More information on our surveys, interviews, and other data collection efforts can be found by selecting the following individual survey pages or by using the Surveys menu above: