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.
Seniors receive a short survey each spring about what their plans are for their first post-graduate year.
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, and 2017, 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.
Kenyon's NSSE Data 2005-2017
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: http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/
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)
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.
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.
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.
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 on the HEDS website:
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.
Kenyon periodically conducts a survey to determine current students' perceptions of and satisfaction with residential housing options and processes.
In 2015, Kenyon created a survey to gather information on the methods and tools that students use to learn about events on campus.
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 2016 (some pages of this report have been excluded as they use data points that Kenyon does not regularly submit to the National Clearinghouse)
Dear Students September 2, 2016
Dear Students September 12, 2016
Dear Students September 19, 2016
Students were asked to evaluate Kenyon's implementation of an online Title IX training program. This evaluation was conducted in December 2016.
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.
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.
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: https://www.nlsinfo.org/content/cohorts/nlsy97/using-and-understanding-the-data/sample-weights-design-effects