Surveys and Data Collection

Updates and Announcements


Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Survey

About the survey

The Profiles survey is an annual survey conducted by ASEE to collect data on various higher education components for engineering and engineering technology programs.

Data collected include institutional and college/program information, enrollment information, enrollment counts by demographics, degrees awarded counts by demographics, faculty counts by demographics, research centers, and research expenditures by the colleges/programs.

ASEE’s data collection for the Profiles for Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges survey begins in the fall of each year and concludes at the end of January.  During this time period, participating institutions entered their data on ASEE’s web-based survey instrument.  After the completion of the data collection, ASEE staff verify the entered data using a web-based data verification process.  In the spring, ASEE institutes quality control procedures, which include comparing data to that entered in previous years and contacting schools about questionable data.  Although ASEE has made every effort to ensure that the information is correct, each institution is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of its data.

Totals are compiled based on discipline rather than department or degree program. This method allows us to track broader trends. For more exact views of each school’s department and degree data, please refer to the individual web profiles for each institution located at https://shinyapps.asee.org/apps/Profiles App/

Participation in the survey

Participation in the survey is at the institutional level for any higher education academic institution that has at least one engineering or engineering technology program.

To participate in the survey, please visit survey.asee.org and register for a new account if you do not already have one. This site allows for all participating institutions to provide payment and access the full survey.

This survey collects a large amount of information so please visit Profiles Instructions for more detailed instructions for providing your institution’s data.

Data Access

ASEE provides an online system to view and download the data for all institutions that participate in the Profiles survey. The Engineering Management Data System allows for institutions to download national data tables, as well as create peer groups and download data for the peer groups, for most of the variables from the Profiles survey.

All information for individual schools is also located in our free Directory of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges.


Faculty Salary Survey

About the survey

Each spring, ASEE collects information about tenure/tenure-track faculty salaries from institutions that have at least one engineering or engineering technology data. The data is collected by engineering discipline and faculty rank.

Participation in the survey

The faculty salary survey can be accessed at https://salarysurvey.asee.org/. Participation is free for all institutions. Institutions select the engineering disciplines represented within their university and download a spreadsheet to enter in faculty counts and salary information. The spreadsheet is then uploaded for ASEE.

The ASEE has collected salary by rank and discipline for tenured/tenure-track engineering faculty since 2009. For participating institutions, there are four reports provided for free and a reporting tool available for participating institutions for $500: (1) All participating Institutions (2) Public Institutions (3) Private Institutions (4) USN Top 50. We provide averages, medians, upper/lower deciles and quartiles, minimum and maximum for reporting institutions by discipline and rank. We censor cells with less than 5 reporting institutions.  For each of the reports above, there are two components: one that is based on the raw data and then a second one that are corrected for regional price parities (i.e. adjusting salary statistics based on the cost-of-living for an area).

The 2022 survey will open in January 2022. We will contact institutions as we prepare the new system with login instructions.

Data Access

Participating institutions can also get access to the national reports described above for free. Institutions can pay 500$ to create peer groups of institutions and download salary data for each created group (minimum of 5 institutions per peer group). The access to the data is also through https://salarysurvey.asee.org/.

If your institution did not participate in the survey, access to the national reports will cost $500.


Undergraduate Retention Survey

About the survey

The Undergraduate Retention Survey has been conducted biennially since 2013 to track retention and degree completion of engineering undergraduates. Participating institutions provide the numbers based on gender and race/ethnicity of first-time, full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an engineering program at a four-year institution. The survey tracks the continuation of students in the programs toward completion of the degree. Students that transfer out of the program or out of the institution are no longer tracked in this survey.

National reports of the 2017 data can be found within the National Benchmark Reports.

Participation in the survey

Institutional participation in the survey costs a fee depending on the size of the institution–small institutions pay $300, medium institutions pay $400, and large institutions pay $500. Institution size is based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The survey can be accessed at https://retention-survey.asee.org/.

Participating institutions download a formatted spreadsheet and provide undergraduate student counts by gender and race/ethnicity for the requested years and based on when they enter the engineering program. Once the spreadsheet is completed, it is uploaded through the website.

Data Access

Once the data collection period is over, the data is prepared and validated in the database. After validation, the data is available to all participating institutions. Institutions that participated in the retention survey will have the ability to create peer groups of institutions and download the data for the defined peer groups.