Adult Student Priorities Survey™

Assess adult students in graduate or continuing education programs
Adult Student Priorities Survey

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

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

"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?"    Read this case study
Andrew Melendres
VP, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Metropolitan State University
“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

National Satisfaction and Priorities Report

2018 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report2018 National Student Satisfaction and Priorities Report

How satisfied are today's college students? Read this national study of more than 600,000 students at nearly 900 colleges and universities to find out. The report also looks at the data by ethnicity, gender, adult and online learners, graduate students, and more.


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