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Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) - The CIRP Freshman Survey, created by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, is designed for administration to incoming first-year students during their first semester of study. The purpose of the CIRP survey is to assess the effects of college on students and to research student characteristics as part of a longitudinal study. Several surveyed areas include: demographics, academic preparedness, admissions decisions, and students' values and goals.   
Graduating Senior Exit Survey - The Graduating Senior Exit Survey, an internally designed tool, garners the views and experiences of the graduating students. The survey is administered to those who have applied for graduation.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) - The NSSE is designed to assess undergraduate students involvement in educational activities that are proven to be linked to high levels of student learning and development, values and goals. The survey was administered to randomly selected first-year and senior students from Coastal and other participating four-year colleges and universities. The five factors surveyed include: level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interactions, enriching educational experiences, and supportive campus environment.