The summaries below include the error margin and confidence level for each survey. When surveying students, a random sample was selected. A random sample is selected so that we can get an estimation of what all students think without causing survey fatigue with so many surveys. Since we are using a sample, there is an error margin. This means that if one statistic says "36% of students say...." and there is a 5% error margin that we can guesstimate that between 31%-41% of students believe this. The error margin essentially provides a range within which the actual percentage will fall. The confidence level tells us how confident we can be with the results and this sample error. Within WSU Student Affairs Assessment and Research, we aim for a 95% confidence level.
The orientation benchmarking survey assessed the impact of orientation from the student perspective. The survey was administered 01/27/2010-02/27/2009 to all freshman students who first enrolled in the fall of 2009. 326 students responded for a 5% sample error with 95% confidence level.
Orientation Summary PDF
The technology survey was conducted in order to examine WSU students' use of technology on-campus and at home. The survey was administered 3/18/2010-3/30/2010. A total of 321 students responded for a 5% sample error at a 95% confidence level.
Technology Survey PDF
The mental health and counseling student survey is comprised of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS) and additional mental health related questions. The CCAPS is a 62-item validated instrument comprised of eight scales covering topics such as: depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and academic distress. The survey was administered 02/14/2010 - 03/15/2010. A total of 36 students responded to the survey for a 5% error margin at a 95% confidence level.
Mental Health and Counseling Summary PDF
The NIRSA/StudentVoice campus recreation survey examines the usage of campus recreation facilities, the impact of these services, and students’ satisfaction with these services. The survey was administered 3/14/2010 to 5/5/2010. A total of 348 students responded for a 5% sample error at a 95%confidence level.
Campus Recreation Summary PDF