New Student Survey

Harnessing more than 20 years of research and assessment expertise, Benchworks has recently added a New Student Survey to its assessment offerings, which allows institutions to effectively assess the transition experiences of new college students.



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Key Insights for New Student Retention

Benchworks’ New Student Survey will deliver key insights to help you identify factors to help improve the first year student experience.

Collect data on non-cognitive concepts like academic adjustment, educational goals, social connections and residence life experiences.

Identify issues and opportunities for interventions and interactions that broadly facilitate student success.

Customize your surveys with modules for transfer students, student athletes, campus activities and more.

Tailor-made to meet your needs

Customize your new student survey with institution-specific questions, open-ended questions and/or additional modules on:

  • Academic Major
  • Campus Activities
  • Course Confidence
  • External Commitments
  • Health
  • Military Students
  • Student-Athletes
  • Test Anxiety
  • Transfer Students

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Factors for Deeper Analysis

In addition to individual item analyses, Benchworks groups related questions together to utilize statistical analysis for deeper understanding of the areas that most significantly impact new student retention.