Graduate Student Survey Results

UCSC 2021 Graduate Student Survey 

                                                

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What is the survey about?

All currently enrolled graduate students (Masters and Doctoral) were invited to participate in this campus-wide effort to evaluate and improve academic and social experiences of our students. Between 37% and 59% of graduate students participated in the survey in the last ten years (2011-2021).

This survey focuses on different aspects of graduate student experience including faculty teaching and mentoring, program requirements, research opportunities, professional development workshops, campus climate, and TA training.

The main purpose of this survey is to provide graduate students with a unique formal opportunity to share their experiences and suggestions with campus decision makers.

2021 Graduate Student Survey

Conducted from April 15 to July 1, 2021.  Respondents: 37% of graduate students (41% of PhD/DMA and 27% of Masters) enrolled in winter/spring 2021.  The 2021 survey was part of the University of California Graduate Student Experience Survey (UCGSES).

  • Division-specific overall results, and reports on specific topics, will also be available soon.

2021-22 Graduate Studies Planning Form 

A short survey to prepare for the 2021 Fall quarter, conducted from May 6 to May 23, 2021. Respondents: 42% of graduate students (47% of PhD/DMA and 24% of Masters) enrolled in spring 2021.

2019 Graduate Student Survey 

Conducted in Spring/early Summer 2019. Respondents: 49% of graduate students (50% of PhD/DMA and 48% of Masters) enrolled in winter/spring 2019.

2017 Graduate Student Survey

Conducted in Spring/early Summer 2017. Respondents: 59% of graduate students (60% of PhD/DMA and 53% of Masters) enrolled in winter/spring 2017.

2015 Graduate Student Survey

Conducted in Spring/early Summer 2015. Respondents: 53% of graduate students (55% of PhD/DMA and 47% of Masters) enrolled in winter/spring 2015.  

2013 Graduate Student Survey

Conducted in Spring/early Summer 2013. Respondents: 54% of graduate students enrolled in winter/spring 2013. 

2011 Graduate Student Survey

Conducted in Spring/early Summer 2011. Respondents: 51% of graduate students enrolled in winter/spring 2011.  The 2011 survey had an additional "common module on campus climate" and was part of the Diversity and Community Building Study.

2007 Graduate Student Survey

Respondents:  UCSC graduate students enrolled in winter and/or spring 2007 quarters

  • Overview of Results for Overall Graduate Student Population  -  Focus:  Provides summaries for the overall graduate student respondent population regarding survey response rates, respondent characteristics, decision to attend UCSC, financial aid, housing, campus social events, health insurance, graduate student services, and employment plans.       
  • Email IRAPS with your request results by a specific department/program (with campus comparison) regarding evaluations of program/department, curriculum, resources, faculty, teaching and research experience, career preparation, funding, and overall satisfaction.