2017

The tenth anniversary of the Chronicle Great Colleges program included responses from over 45,000 employees at 232 colleges (155 four-years and 77 two-years). The survey was sent to over 110,000 faculty and staff across the country with an overall response rate of 41 percent.

2016

The ninth year of the Chronicle Great Colleges survey included responses from over 46,000 employees at 281 colleges (189 four-years and 92 two-years). The survey was sent to over 116,000 faculty and staff across the country with an overall response rate of 40 percent.

2015

In its eighth year The Chronicle Great Colleges survey compiled responses from more than 44,000 people at 281 institutions (185 four-year and 96 two-year colleges). The survey was sent to over 114,000 faculty and staff across the country with an overall response rate of 39 percent.

2014

This year The Chronicle Great Colleges survey compiled responses from more than 43,500 people at 278 institutions (196 four-year and 82 two-year colleges). The survey was sent to over 110,000 faculty and staff across the country with an overall response rate of 40 percent.

2013

The sixth year of the Chronicle Great Colleges program surveyed nearly 45,000 people at 300 institutions (227 four-year and 73 two-year colleges). We received responses from over 19,000 faculty and 25,000 staff at institutions across the country.

 

2012

The Great Colleges program celebrated its five-year anniversary with 294 participants, including 221 four-year institutions and 73 two-year institutions. Surveys were sent to 117,476 employees nationwide, of which 46,946 responded. Among those responses were 20,476 faculty members and 26,424 staff.

 

2011

In its fourth year, the Chronicle Great Colleges program welcomed participation from 310 institutions, including 245 four-year schools and 65 two-year schools.  Almost 111,000 Faculty and Staff nationwide were invited to take the survey, with nearly 44,000 responding: greater than 8,300 Administrators; more than 20,400 Faculty; and over 15,000 Exempt Professional Staff.

 

2010

Despite a challenging economic environment, the Great Colleges to Work For program expanded to welcome 275 institutions in its third year.  There were 221 four-year and 54 two-year schools competing for recognition in 2010, totaling to an additional 28 schools over 2009.

Surveys were administered to almost 109,000 faculty and staff nationwide, with approximately 46,000 responding.  We heard from more than 8,100 Administrators, 20,700 Faculty, and nearly 14,800 Exempt Professional Staff to gauge human capital and organizational cultures at higher education institutions across the country.

 

2009

Due to the overwhelming positive response to the 2008 launch, the 2009 program was expanded to include both a community college category and to extend eligibility to most non-profit colleges interested in participating. In 2009, 247 colleges completed the entire assessment process compared to 89 colleges in 2008, representing a 270% increase.  Of the institutions surveyed, 201 were four-year colleges, and 46 were two-year schools.

Surveys were sent to over 96,000 faculty and staff nationwide. Of those, nearly 41,000 responded (a 43% average response rate): over 9,900 Administration; over 18,000 Faculty; and nearly 11,000 Professional Support Staff.

2008

In 2008, The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink invited 844 colleges and universities across five Carnegie classifications to participate in the inaugural Great Colleges to Work For program. Invitations were extended across the following Carnegie classifications:

RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity)
RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity)
DRU: Doctoral/Research Universities
Master’s/L: Master’s Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Bac/A&S: Baccalaureate Colleges—Arts & Sciences

Eighty-nine organizations participated. We surveyed over 15,000 faculty and staff (4,003 identified as Administration, 5,840 identified as Faculty, and 4,262 identified as Professional Support Staff).