Kenyon students are periodically invited to participate in surveys to share their opinions about Kenyon and their experiences here. The results of these surveys are available below.

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Senior Surveys

Seniors receive a short survey each spring about what their plans are for their first post-graduate year. 

Senior Survey Results 2012-2015

Senior Survey 2023 Results Data (pdf)
Senior Survey 2022 Results Data (pdf)
Senior Survey 2021 Results Data (pdf)
Senior Survey 2020 Results Data (pdf)
Senior Survey 2019 Results Data (pdf)
Senior Survey 2018 Results Data (pdf)
Senior Survey 2017 Results Data (pdf)
Senior Survey 2016 Results Data (pdf)
Senior Survey 2015 Results Data (pdf) 
Senior Survey 2014 Results Summary (pdf)
Senior Survey 2013 Results Summary (pdf)
Senior Survey 2013 Results Data (xls)
Senior Survey 2012 Results Summary (pdf)


The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) collects information from first-year students and seniors about their participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results help Kenyon understand the undergraduate experience in and out of the classroom and areas where the student experience is supporting strong engagement with the curriculum as well as areas for improvement. Kenyon participates in the NSSE every three years in order to survey the same cohort as first-years and again as seniors. 

The following documents are provided by the NSSE to Kenyon. They show the results for Kenyon first-year students and seniors for the springs of 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, and 2020 along with comparative data from institutions in Kenyon's "Carnegie class" (i.e., other baccalaureate liberal arts colleges) and from all colleges and universities that participated in the NSSE.

NSSE Trends
Kenyon's NSSE Data 2005-2020

NSSE 2023 Results
Kenyon's Pocket Guide Results 2023 (pdf)
Kenyon's Snapshot compared to peer colleges 2023 (pdf)
Kenyon's High Impact Practices 2023 (pdf)
Kenyon's Engagement Indicators 2023 (pdf)
Kenyon's Multi-Year Report 2023 (pdf)

NSSE 2020 Results
Kenyon's Pocket Guide Results 2020 (pdf)
Kenyon's Snapshot compared to peer colleges 2020 (pdf)
Kenyon's High Impact Practices 2020 (pdf)
Kenyon's Engagement Indicators 2020 (pdf)
Kenyon's Multi-Year Report 2020 (pdf)

NSSE 2017 Results
Kenyon's Pocket Guide Results 2017 (pdf)
Kenyon's Snapshot compared to peer colleges 2017 (pdf)
Kenyon's High Impact Practices 2017 (pdf)
Kenyon's Engagement Indicators 2017 (pdf)
Kenyon's Multi-Year Report 2017 (pdf)

NSSE 2014 Results
Kenyon's Pocket Guide Results 2014 (pdf)
Kenyon's Snapshot compared to peer colleges 2014 (pdf)
Kenyon's High Impact Practices 2014 (pdf)
Kenyon's Engagement Indicators 2014 (pdf)
Kenyon's Mean and Frequency Report 2014 (xls)

The Instructional Program-Undergraduate (IPUG) comparison group in 2014 and 2017 NSSE results refer to schools with a similar undergraduate program as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Kenyon's IPUG is Arts & Sciences Focus with no graduate coexistence (A&S-F/NGC). Learn more about Carnegie classification here:

NSSE 2.0 2012 Pilot Results
Kenyon's Frequency Report 2012 (xls)

NSSE 2011 Results
Kenyon's Pocket Guide Report 2011 (pdf)
Kenyon's Mean and Frequency Reports 2011 (xls)
Kenyon's Benchmark Comparisons Report 2011 (xls)
Kenyon's Respondent Characteristics Report 2011 (xls)
Kenyon's Multi-Year Benchmark Report 2011 (xls)

NSSE 2008 Results
Kenyon's Pocket Guide Report 2008 (pdf)
Kenyon's Mean and Frequency Reports 2008 (xls)
Kenyon's Benchmark Comparisons Report 2008 (xls)
Kenyon's Respondent Characteristics Report 2008 (xls)
Kenyon's Multi-Year Benchmark Report 2008 (xls)

MISO Survey

The Measuring Information Services Outcomes (MISO) survey originated in 2005 to measure interest in and satisfaction with the services offered by merged information service organizations at colleges and universities. Unlike more traditionally structured organizations, merged information service organizations combine the management of technology and computing services and library services. As such, these organizations offer many and varied services.

2018 MISO Results from Students
2013 MISO Results from Students
2009 MISO Results from Students
2006 MISO Results from Students

CIRP Freshman Survey (TFS)

The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) annually runs the Freshman Survey (TFS), though Kenyon only implements the survey during orientation every other year. The purpose of the instrument is to get a snapshot of the incoming class in regard to their prior experiences and behaviors, current values and goals, and expectations for college.

2014 TFS Results
2012 TFS Results
2010 TFS Results

BCSSE (Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement)

BCSSE is the first survey students may be asked to participate in at Kenyon. It's part of the NSSE and FSSE series of surveys and asks students to reflect on their high school experiences and what they are expecting to do and experience during their time at Kenyon. 

2019 BCSSE results
2018 BCSSE results
2017 BCSSE results
2016 BCSSE results
2015 BCSSE results

Campus Climate/Title IX Sexual Assault Survey

In the springs of 2015, 2017, and 2019 Kenyon College participated in the implementations of the HEDS Consortium Campus Climate survey. More information about the survey is available online at

2022 HEDS Campus Climate/Sexual Assault Survey Results
HEDS Campus Climate/Sexual Assault Survey Results 2015-2017
2019 HEDS Campus Climate/Sexual Assault Survey Results
2017 HEDS Campus Climate/Sexual Assault Survey Results
2015 HEDS Campus Climate/Sexual Assault Survey Results

CHAS (Consortium on High Achievement and Success) Campus Climate Survey 

The Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) was founded to promote the high educational and personal achievement of students of color at selective liberal arts institutions. The survey asks all students to reflect on their college experience regarding diverse student populations. 

2014 Campus Climate Survey Results

Quality of Life Survey

Kenyon periodically conducts a survey to determine current students' perceptions of and satisfaction with residential housing options and processes.

Quality of Life Survey 2015
Quality of Life Survey 2014

Student Communications Survey

In 2015, Kenyon created a survey to gather information on the methods and tools that students use to learn about events on campus.

Student Communications Survey 2015

NSLVE (National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement)

The NSLVE is run by the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tufts University.  The NSLVE provides colleges and universities with an opportunity to learn about the voting habits of their students using enrollment records from the National Student Clearinghouse, publicly available voting records from Catalist, and calculations from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).  The NSLVE determines the rate of eligible students at each school who are registered to vote, the rate of registered students who voted, and the overall rate of eligible students who voted with 96% confidence.

NSLVE 2021
NSLVE 2019
NSLVE 2017
NSLVE 2016 (some pages of this report have been excluded as they use data points that Kenyon does not regularly submit to the National Clearinghouse)
NSLVE 2020
September 2, 2016 Letter to Students
September 12, 2016 Letter to Students
September 19, 2016 Letter to Students

Online Title IX Training Evaluation

Students were asked to evaluate Kenyon's implementation of an online Title IX training program. This evaluation was conducted in December 2016.

2016 Online Title IX Training Evaluation Raw Summary Results

Kenyon Student Comfort Around Campus

Presented with two maps of campus, students were asked to indicate the locations they felt most and least comfortable. Heat maps were then created showing the most selected locations. 93% of responses from this survey were collected between November 20, 2016 and December 7, 2016. 

Kenyon Student Comfort Around Campus 2016

Natural Science Division Grant Evaluation

Several grant programs will be taking place in the Natural Science division over the next 5 years. These include HHMI, NSF STEM Scholars, and Clare Boothe Luce. Several evaluations and assessments will be implemented over these years in order to understand what's working and why. 

Results of Natural Science Climate Survey of Students, Fall 2021
Results of Natural Science Climate Survey of Students, Fall 2019
Natural Science Division Climate Survey of 2017 Frequently Asked Questions
Results of Natural Science Climate Survey of Students, Fall 2017

Healthy Minds Study

Kenyon participated in the Healthy Minds Study in the fall of 2019. We anticipate participating in this study every 3 years. Please note that unlike the data from other IR survey, the Healthy Minds data is weighted. The National Longitudinal Surveys program has a good, succinct explanation of survey weighting:

Healthy Minds Study 2019 Results (pdf)
Healthy Minds Study 2021 Results (pdf)

COVID-19 Response Surveys

HEDS COVID-19 Student Survey Spring 2020 (xlsx)

HEDS Student Success Surveys

2021 New Student Success Survey (xlsx)
2021 Returning Student Success Survey (xlsx)
2022 Returning Student Success Survey (xlsx)

National College Health Assessment (NCHA)

Fall 2022 Executive summary (pdf)