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Assess adult students in graduate or continuing education programs

By using the Adult Student Priorities Survey, you’ll see what’s important to your adult students and how satisfied they are, along with national benchmark comparison data. You can also administer it to meet accreditation requirements (items are mapped to the HLC and SACS criteria).

Survey adult learners 25 years of age and older in:

  • Evening programs
  • Weekend programs
  • Continuing education
  • Credit and non-credit courses
  • Graduate programs
  • Undergraduate programs

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National Adult Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report

How do the satisfaction and priorities of adult students compare to traditional college students?

National Adult Student Satisfaction ReportFind out in this joint study by RNL and Lumina Foundation. This report examines data from nearly 370,000 adult and traditional-aged students at community colleges, four-year public institutions, and four-year private colleges and universities.

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See Samples of the Adult Student Priorities Survey:

The survey encompasses the full range of adult student experiences. It can be used on its own or in combination with any survey in the Ruffalo Noel Levitz family of satisfaction/priorities surveys.

Read what campuses say about this survey

Metropolitan State University of Denver

“We use the findings to shape our strategic direction. Every year in our strategic planning meetings we ask: What are some actionable items we can take to close these gaps?”

Andrew Melendres, VP, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Metropolitan State University of Denver - Learn More
Medaille College

“The Ruffalo Noel Levitz Adult Student Priorities Survey measures our adult students’ opinions in terms of importance and satisfaction on a number of services, programs, and experiences. This instrument has been critical in Medaille College’s efforts to make data-driven decisions in terms of assessment and increased retention.”

Patrick McDonald, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Planning, Medaille College 

Some Adult Learner Priorities Survey clients include:

  • Azusa Pacific University, CA
  • Bryan College of Health Sciences, NE
  • College for Creative Studies, MI
  • Colorado Tech Universities, including Colorado Springs, Aurora, Westminster
  • Eastern University, PA
  • Fielding Graduate University, CA
  • Friends University, KS
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, IN
  • Loyola University New Orleans, LA
  • Marylhurst University, OR
  • Mount Washington College, NH
  • New England College of Business and Finance, MA
  • Northwest Christian University, OR
  • Pepperdine University, CA
  • Resurrection University, IL
  • Troy University, AL
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
  • Youngstown State University, OH

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