Data & Assessment

photo: pencils and notebooksThe Graduate School is committed to providing our faculty and administration with meaningful data to use in assessing program quality. We aim to serve as a resource for graduate programs as they develop quality enhancement goals and identify the measures that will help them reach those goals. 
The Graduate School routinely collects data about and from our own graduate students:
  • Through an exit survey completed by approximately 98% of all master's and doctoral students as they apply for graduation.
  • Through a student experience survey of currently-enrolled master's and doctoral students. The first of these was conducted in April 2009; it was repeated in April 2012, and May 2015.
  • By collaborating with the Office of Institutional Research to track completion rates and time-to-degree for UO PhD students, as compared with doctoral students in similar programs in other AAU institutions.
Other Resources
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) is a premier national resource for data on enrollment trends, completion and attrition rates, and more.  CGS offers a wealth of publications as well, available through its online bookstore. Contact the Graduate School if you would like to obtain a particular CGS publication.
Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) conducts all manner of research on the quality of higher education in the U.S.
The Office of Institutional Research provides a wealth of information about our students, academic programs and research activity, as well as a list of external data resources.
The Graduate School plays an active role in academic program reviews, which are coordinated by the Office of Academic Affairs. 


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