Surveys & Reports

Drake University's Office of Institutional Research & Assessment provides the University community with information to support planning and decision making, provides institutional data to state and federal agencies, and responds to data requests from media and other organizations.

Calendar of Surveys & Data Submission

Overview of Available Surveys & Reports

Drake DatabooksDrake's Databooks provide a wide variety of information about the population characteristics of students, faculty, and staff.

Common Data SetsThe Common Data Set is a set of common definitions for regularly-collected data elements that is used by a large group of institutions to assist in comparisons.

Drake Student Survey (DSS)Drake Student Surveys ascertain the perceptions of Drake students about various dimensions of their Drake experience.

Drake NSSE ResultsA national project that examines first year and senior student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.  Below are several summaries of the data collected from Drake students.

Foundations of Learning Assessment (FLA)This survey explores first year students’ learning experiences before coming to Drake and their expectations and plans for their experiences at Drake.  The instrument also helps students to think about ways they may want to be engaged at Drake.

Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL)This survey explores the influences of higher education on students’ leadership development and examine the influences of college experiences on leadership-related outcomes.

U.S. News and World Report AnalysesThe U.S. News and World Report looks at national universities on a variety of factors and gives them rankings.

Faculty SurveysThere have been several surveys of Drake faculty from different sources over the years. 

Drake Peer Institutions: List of institutions Drake consider peers.

External Data & Reports: List of various external sites with nationally available data/reports and resources.

Miscellaneous Reports: List of various miscellaneous reports related to Institutional Research & Assessment.

Drake Student Outcomes web page

For additional information or access to internal data, please see Contact Us

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January 23, 2015
The Drake University Community Press and Chicago-based literary journal 3elements Review will sponsor an open-invitation “Story Slam” contest February 5 at Mars Cafe.