2016 Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey (GSSS) Results

About the GSSS

The Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey (GSSS) was administered in Spring 2016. A link to the survey was emailed to 4,922 enrolled, degree-seeking graduate students on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses in early March 2016. The survey closed in mid-April 2016. There were 2,296 responses for a response rate of 46.6%. Response rates are available by department, sex, and ethnicity.If the response rate for a department was 35% or less and the number of respondents was 3 or less, the results for that department are not included here.

Survey results were distributed to graduate directors, department chairs, and deans.

Survey Instrument (pdf)

2016 Results

  • University Summary

  • Doctoral Students Summary

  • Master's Students Summary

  • College/School Reports

  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Division Reports

  • Department Reports


Results from the 2013 survey will be added to the website soon.

Questions about the survey results and administration should be directed to the Office of Analytics & Institutional Research at air_help@ku.edu (full contact information below).