CSEQ and CSXQ Survey Operations Closed in 2014; Consider NSSE and BCSSE

After 35 continuous years of operation (since 1979), CSEQ and CSXQ survey operation were closed after the spring 2014 administration. New orders are no longer being accepted. However, institutions and independent researchers may apply to license items from the CSEQ and CSXQ for local assessment or research purposes. Contact us at 812-856-5824 or cseq@indiana.edu for details. Thank you for your participation and support!

If you have not participated in NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) or BCSSE (Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement), now is a good time to give them a look. In 2013, NSSE was updated with new items, scales, and reporting, while continuing to offer a high degree of customization for comparison groups, topical modules, major field reporting, and more. BCSSE was updated to match in 2014. To learn more about how NSSE and BCSSE can help address your assessment issues, contact us at nsse@indiana.edu.

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General Info

CSXQ Paper Survey
Paper Survey (pdf)

CSXQ Web Survey
Online Demo (html)


The CSXQ operation ended in fall 2013.

Adapted from the CSEQ, the College Student Expectations Questionnaire (CSXQ) Second Edition assesses new student goals and motivations. New students hold important expectations about how and with whom they will spend their time in college.

These expectations provide clues about how students will interact with peers and faculty members, behaviors that directly affect achievement and satisfaction with college. Institutions also have expectations for student performance. When paired with the CSEQ, which can be administered as a posttest measure toward the end of the school year, the institution can assess the degree to which student and institutional expectations are met.

Click the links below to view a PDF copy of the paper version and a fully interactive demo of the online version of CSXQ:

Common Uses

Information about new student expectations can help faculty and administrators enhance policies and programs for first year students.

Specifically, the CSXQ provides information on topics of interest to all colleges and universities, including new student expectations of:

  • The nature and frequency of interactions with faculty members.
  • Involvement with peers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Use of campus learning resources and opportunities.
  • Satisfaction with college.
  • The nature of college learning environments.

Results from the CSXQ can be used to inform:

  • Institutional research, evaluation, and assessment of the student experience.
  • Enrollment management, student recruitment and retention initiatives.
  • Faculty development, advising and academic support services.
  • First year experience programs.
  • Orientation, residence life, and student activities.