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Educational Research

The OIE's educational research endeavors provide metrics for benchmarking, institutional reports, and research projects. 

Quick Facts

  • >35,000Students surveyed since 2010
  • >2,500Faculty surveyed since 2004
  • >5,500Alumni surveyed since 2015


Survey Schedule

Fall 2021

  • OIE Student Success Survey
  • Food Access and Resource (FARE) Survey

Spring 2022

  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
  • Business School Annual Survey
  • Caruso School of Law Annual Survey
  • GSEP Services Survey
  • OIE Equity and Climate Survey
  • OIE Alumni Survey
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) Alumni Survey

Summer 2022

  • OIE Incoming Student Survey


Surveys administered by OIE are confidential (not anonymous). "Confidential" indicates that survey participants are identifiable to the investigator, usually through a code or ID number. Anonymous means that no identifiers are collected and that the participants cannot be discerned by the investigator. Although, in theory it is possible to identify a participant, OIE keeps all data completely confidential and does not provide any information or reports that could compromise participants' privacy. In addition, all OIE surveys are submitted to Pepperdine's Institutional Review Board (IRB) to further protect participants' privacy (see Data Stewardship for more information on how OIE handles survey data).