Student Outcome Data
The following information on this page contains documents and websites with data on student outcomes. If you'd like further information, email the University Assessment Coordinator.
All documents are PDFs unless otherwise noted.
Adult Student Satisfaction-Priorities Survey (ASPS)
St Ambrose University also partners with Noel Levitz to administer the Adult Student Satisfaction-Priorities SurveyTM to assess adult students in adult education programs. SAU uses this information to determine what is important to adult students, as well as their satisfaction with programs. The survey encompasses the full range of adult student experiences.
- 2016 Report: ASPS Response Summary
Annual Assessment Process
All academic major and degree programs are expected to document their assessment activities each year by participating in the annual assessment process.
While program-specific results are available internally, a summary of participation in the annual assessment process can be found in the 2017 Annual Assessment Evaluation Process link below. These reports identify the programs fully participating in the process (and whether each program meets our institutional expectations for assessment).
ETS HEIghten Outcomes Assessment
In 2016-17, the HEIghten Outcomes Assessment suite will be administered to assess our General Education outcomes. The Written Communication test was administered to 100 seniors in February of 2016.
General Education Outcomes
Faculty are asked to evaluate student performance in General Education courses using rubrics aligned with each General Education outcome.
The Outcomes Survey® (TOS)
In December 2014, St. Ambrose administered The Outcomes Survey to track employment and graduate school admissions data from new graduates.
Measuring Information Services Outcomes (MISO)
The MISO is administered to students, faculty, and staff to measure their view of library and computing services.
National College Health Assessment (NCHA)
Beginning in 2011, St. Ambrose has administered the National College Health Assessment from the American College Health Association in order to learn about students' health habits, behaviors, and perceptions.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
The NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development through The College Student Report.
The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. St. Ambrose University uses its data to identify aspects of the undergraduate experience inside and outside the classroom that can be improved through changes in policies and practices more consistent with good practices in undergraduate education. This information is also used by prospective college students, their parents, college counselors, academic advisers, institutional research officers, and researchers to learn more about how students spend their time and what they gain from their experiences.
- 2016 Report: Institutional Snapshot
- 2016 Report: Engagement Indicators
- 2016 Report: High-Impact Practices
- 2016 Report: Frequencies and Comparisons