This article is published in the May 2022 issue.

Thank you, Data Buddies! (Fall 2021)

CRA and CERP wish to thank the institutions and departments that distributed the 2021 annual Data Buddies Survey! A total of 145 institutions worked with CERP for the 2021 survey year, with 48 departments receiving “elite” status by obtaining a response rate of 20% or more.

The collective efforts of Data Buddies institutions enable CERP to provide resources to the computing community through research and evaluation focused on students’ experiences in computing degree programs. For example, CERP publishes monthly infographics and conducts research using Data Buddies data.

Is your institution listed below? If not, help the computing community by becoming a Data Buddy today! Joining is free and easy, and your department will receive a report every year you participate in the project. Check out our sample report here!

Click here to learn more about Data Buddies and click here to sign up!


Special thanks to the 48 Elite Data Buddies, who had at least a 20% response rate from their students!

Alma College

Boston University (Bioinformatics)

Clark University

CodeCrew Code School

Colgate University*

Connecticut College

Davidson College

DePauw University

Duke University*

Gallaudet University

Georgia Gwinnett College

Green River College

Harvey Mudd College*

Illinois Wesleyan University

Kean University*

Landmark College

Lehigh University*

Loyola University Chicago*

Loyola University-Maryland

Michigan State University*

Middlebury College

Mount Holyoke College*

Northern Kentucky University*

Pomona College*

Saint Mary’s College of Maryland

Simmons University*

Southern Connecticut State University

Southwestern University

Stony Brook University*

Swarthmore College*

Temple University*

University of Hawaii-Hilo

University of Massachusetts-Amherst*

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Bioinformatics)

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (CS)*

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (SIS)

University of Pittsburgh (CS)*

University of Pittsburgh (INS)*

University of Puget Sound*

University of Texas-Austin (ECE)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee*

Washington and Lee University

Washington University-St Louis*

Westminster College-Salt Lake City

Winston Salem State University

Worcester State University

Yale University*


And a big thank you to the rest of the actively engaged Data Buddies who contributed to the project this year!


Allegheny College

Arizona State University*

Auburn University*

Baldwin Wallace University

Barnard College*

Boise State University

Boston University (CS)*

Brown University*

Calvin University

Carleton College*

Carnegie Mellon University*

Case Western Reserve University*

Clovis Community College

Colorado School of Mines*

Colorado State University*

Columbia University*

Cornell University*

DePaul University*

Drexel University

Eastern Washington University

Farmingdale State College

Florida International University*

George Mason University*

Georgia Institute of Technology*

Grinnell College*

Harvard University*

Johns Hopkins University*

Kansas State University*

Miami University-Oxford*

Montana State University*

Morehouse College

New Mexico State University-Main Campus*

New York University*

Northeastern University*

Ohio University*

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus*

Pacific Lutheran University

Princeton University*

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

SUNY College-Plattsburgh

Tennessee Technological University*

Texas A&M University*

Texas State University*

The Ohio State University*

Tufts University*

Union College*

University of Alabama*

University of Alabama at Birmingham*

University of British Columbia*

University of California-Davis*

University of California-Riverside*

University of California-San Diego*

University of California-Santa Barbara*

University of Chicago*

University of Cincinnati*

University of Colorado-Boulder*

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Houston*

University of Illinois-Chicago (CS)*

University of Illinois-Chicago (ECE)

University of Illinois-Springfield

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (CS)*

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (ECE)*

University of Iowa

University of Maine*

University of Maryland-Baltimore County*

University of Maryland-College Park (CS)*

University of Maryland-College Park (iSchool)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor*

University of Nebraska-Kearney

University of Nebraska-Lincoln*

University of Nevada-Reno*

University of New Mexico-Main Campus*

University of Notre Dame*

University of Oregon*

University of Pennsylvania*

University of Rochester*

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of South Florida-Main Campus*

University of Southern Mississippi*

University of Texas-Austin (CS)*

University of Texas-Dallas*

University of Texas-El Paso*

University of Texas-San Antonio

University of Toronto*

University of Utah*

University of Virginia*

University of Washington*

University of Wisconsin-Madison*

Virginia Tech*

Wayne State University*

Wellesley College

Western Washington University

Whitman College*

Winthrop University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute*


* Indicates CRA member departments. In cases where a CRA member department is embedded in a larger college, the college was marked as a member.

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The Data Buddies Project is currently supported through National Science Foundation (NSF) awards CNS-1840724, CNS-2036717, DUE-1821136, sub-awards and contracts, and direct CRA contributions. Previous NSF awards that supported the project include CNS-1246649 and DUE-1431112. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.