About CUSC

Universities look to Institutional Research professionals for clear-eyed, data-informed advice to shape strategic choices. For you to give your best advice, you need to know not only your own data, but how that compares or contrasts with other institutions.

CUSC gives you that context as 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.  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.

You can download our most recent survey results report using the button below.

Download “CUSC 2023 Middle-Years Students Survey Master Report”

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 You are welcome to view our 2023 Results Webinar below.

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.


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

All of the surveys focus on the Canadian university student experience. Information is collected about what students expect of their university, their motivations for going to university, whether they have a goal in mind, and their self-reported development. The three surveys will contain common questions to help universities assess how their students change as they progress through their education. Core questions found on all three CUSC‐CCREU surveys include:

  • Demographics/ personal profile
  • Students’ academic profile
  • Use of and satisfaction with various facilities and services
  • Experiences with faculty
  • Financing education
  • Whether the university experience exceeded, met, or fell short of expectations
  • Assessment of the overall university experience
  • Open-ended questions – Which aspects of your experience were the most negative/ most positive?

All our surveys are the intellectual property of CUSC. When referencing any of the questions included in CUSC’s surveys, please cite the source (e.g. Canadian University Survey Consortium. CUSC 2023 survey – Middle Years Students).

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.

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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.

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Executive and Board Members


Glenn Keeler
The King's University


Tyler Hall
Carleton University


Mandy Moser
University of Lethbridge


Wayne Sun
Simon Fraser University


Martin Lopez Mendivil
University of Regina


Yifei Li
University of the Fraser Valley


Rohem Adagbon
University of Waterloo


Kimberley McCausland
Toronto Metropolitan University


Wendy Ing
Concordia University


Kate McGovern
Concordia University of Edmonton