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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
  • >2,300Faculty surveyed since 2004
  • >5,500Alumni surveyed since 2015


Survey Schedule

Fall 2020

  • OIE Student Success Survey
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Pulse Survey
  • Food Access and Resource (FARE) Survey
  • OIE Spiritual Life Assessment Survey

Spring 2021

  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
  • HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey
  • Business School Annual Survey
  • Caruso School of Law Annual Survey
  • OIE FACT Project Survey
  • National College Health Assessment Survey
  • OIE Alumni Survey

Summer 2021

  • OIE Incoming Freshman 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).