MIT Institutional Research, Office of the Provost

MIT Surveys

The Office of the Provost routinely invites segments of the MIT Community to respond to surveys addressing a wide range of issues. Recent surveys are available for review, with overall results for a sample of these surveys. If you are considering running a survey, please review our Survey Guidelines (PDF) and Survey Checklist (PDF) to guide your survey development, and consider searching recent surveys for specific questions we may have already asked. We occasionally make presentations with tips on survey administration. We also maintain a schedule of known MIT surveys.

Confidentiality Statement
Participation in all surveys at MIT is voluntary. All data collected through surveys are kept strictly confidential and stored on a secure server by Institutional Research, Office of the Provost. Respondent identities are never revealed in any report or presentation of survey results.

Audience Survey Frequency Next Survey Last survey administration
Freshman / First Year
2 years Summer 2016 2014
Enrolled Undergraduates 4 years Spring 2019 2015
Senior 2 years Spring 2018 2016
Parents of Undergraduates 5 years Spring 2017 2012
Admitted Graduate Students 2 years Summer 2017 2015
Enrolled Graduate Students 4 years Spring 2019 2015
Doctoral Exit ongoing ongoing ongoing
MIT Graduating Students annual May 2016 2015
Student Quality of Life 4 years Spring 2017 2013
Alumni Undergraduate Alumni ~4 years Spring 2017 2013
Graduate Alumni tbd tbd 2012
Recent Alumni annual Dec. 2015 2014
All Alumni: Impact of MIT as needed   2014
& Staff
Faculty and Staff Quality of Life ~4 years Jan/Feb 2020 2016
Faculty Survey 4 years Merged into Faculty and Staff QOL 2016
Postdoctoral Scholars tbd   2010
MIT-wide Commuting to MIT 2 years mid-Fall 2016 2014
Future of MIT Education -- -- Some topics covered in other surveys
Varies Health & Wellness Surveys
Other surveys supported by IR