Institutional Assessment and Research

CSUMB Experience Study (CSUMBES)

The CSUMB Experience Study is a series of reports on the results of the CSUMB Experience Survey, which is administered every three years to all currently enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate students. The survey provides students with the opportunity to tell faculty and administrators about their experience with various aspects of CSUMB.

Results of the study are used to evaluate and improve the academic and non-academic offerings of CSUMB. Students' responses from previous CSUMB Experience Studies have led to many improvements, including the following:

  • Major requirements streamlined for all students
  • Degree pathways clarified for all students
  • Academic Advising centralized
  • FYS realigned with GE curriculum, so that students who take FYS are also earning GE credits
  • GE curriculum revised
  • Language requirements reduced by 1 semester (for all students subject to language requirement)
  • Transfer students in high-unit majors exempted from the language requirement