About CUSC

Registration is open for the 2019 Survey of First Year Students.

Go to “Taking Part” for details.

CUSC is Canada’s longest standing and foremost provider of undergraduate student satisfaction and experience surveys.  Since CUSC’s inception in 1994, universities across Canada have jointly implemented surveys of their undergraduate students to be able to better understand and serve their students. The surveys run once a year in the Winter term and operate on a three year cycle, alternating between first year students, middle years students, and graduating students. 

On its 20th anniversary, CUSC, launched an improved suite of surveys where a brand new Survey of Middle Years Students replaces the Survey of All Undergraduates. The improved surveys maintain their focus on the Canadian university student experience by collecting information on what students expect of their university, their motivations for going to university, whether they have a goal in mind, and their development.  The three surveys contain common questions that allow universities to track changes in student satisfaction and success from first year to -middle years to graduating year.
If you have any questions about participation in CUSC, or the improved suite of surveys, please contact us at admin@cusc-ccreu.ca.You can also have additional information on the ‘Taking Part’ page.
The 2018 Graduating Student Survey results have been released! Download the Master Report below.

Download “2018 CUSC Graduating Student Survey” CUSC-2018-Survey-of-Graduating-Students-master-report.pdf – Downloaded 907 times – 726 KB

Watch our webinar on these results.


CUSC operates on a three-year cycle, alternating between: graduating students, first-year students, and middle years students.

The 2014 Middle Years Student Survey replaces the former All Undergraduates Survey and is the first in CUSC’s improved suite of surveys. The new suite builds on the strengths of the past surveys and continues to run on a three-year rotation. All of the surveys continue to focus on the Canadian university student experience, providing answers to concrete questions such as the use of and satisfaction with services. Comparison and benchmarking opportunities remain possible through the data collected. Continue reading “Surveys”

Taking Part

Any Canadian university with degree-granting authority may apply to become a member of CUSC-CCREU. Members receive a master data file containing responses to all survey items from all participating member universities, a data file of responses to open-ended questions from their students, and the master (institutional) report. CUSC members are also eligible to attend and participate as a voting member in the CUSC spring meeting and the Annual General Meeting. CUSC members must sign and abide by the Consortium’s Data Licensing and Membership Agreement. The fee for CUSC membership is $500.


Post-secondary institutions that do not wish to become members may participate in CUSC-CCREU surveys at the discretion of the Board. Continue reading “Taking Part”

Request Results

Each university that participates in CUSC owns its survey data. CUSC members make data available to other members of the Consortium according to the Data Licensing and Membership Agreement. This Agreement prohibits the Corporation or any member of the Consortium from releasing the data of any other university. The Corporation does not own the data and cannot release it with the identities of universities disclosed. Continue reading “Request Results”




Tyler Hall, Carleton University (Term 2018-2020)


Linda Kupp, Thompson Rivers University (Term 2017-2019)


Glenn Keeler, The King’s University (Term 2018-20)


Wayne Sun, Simon Fraser University (Term 2017-19)


Isabelle Cormier, Mount Saint Vincent University (Term 2018-20)


Kimberley McCausland, Ryerson University (Term 2018-20)
Cameron Tilson, Concordia University (Term 2017-19)
Katlyn Guzar, Redeemer University (Term 2018-20)
Bojan Korenic, MacEwan University (Term 2018-20)
Melissa Dupuis, University of Winnipeg (Term 2018-20)