This article is published in the April 2024 issue.

Thank you, Data Buddies! (Fall 2023)

By CERP Staff

CRA and CERP wish to thank the institutions and departments that distributed the 2023 annual Data Buddies Survey! A total of 149 institutions worked with CERP for the 2023 survey year, with 46 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!

Bard College

Boston University (Computer Science) *

Calvin University

Colgate University *

College of Charleston *

Colorado State University *

Cornell University *

Davidson College *

DePauw University

Eastern Washington University

Gallaudet University

Georgia Gwinnett College

Green River College

Illinois Wesleyan University

Kean University *

Lehigh University *

Loyola University Maryland

Michigan State University *

Middlebury College

New Mexico State University-Main Campus *

Northern Kentucky University *

Radford University

Simmons University

Southern Connecticut State University

Stony Brook University *

Temple University *

University of Cincinnati *

University of Maine *

University of Maryland-College Park *

University of Nebraska-Lincoln *

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Computer Science) *

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (Bioinformatics) *

University of North Carolina-Charlotte (School of Information Science) *

University of Oregon *

University of Puget Sound

University of Virginia (Electrical and Computer Engineering) *

University of Virginia (Computer Science) *

University of Washington *

Villanova University *

Virginia Commonwealth University *

Wellesley College *

Westminster University

Winston Salem State University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute *

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 (BU Spark!)

Bowling Green State University-Main Campus *

Brown University *

Carleton College *

Carnegie Mellon University *

Case Western Reserve University (Computer and Data Sciences) *

Case Western Reserve University (Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering)

Clark University 

CodeCrew Code School

Columbia University *

DePaul University *

Drexel University *

Duke University *

Farmingdale State College

Fisk University

Florida State University *

George Mason University *

Georgia Institute of Technology *

Georgia State University (Computer Science) *

Georgia State University (Computer Information Systems) 

Grinnell College *

Harvard University *

Harvey Mudd College *

Johns Hopkins University *

Kansas State University *

Loyola University Chicago *

Montana State University *

Morehouse College

Morgan State University *

New Jersey Institute of Technology *

New York University Tandon School of Engineering *

North Carolina State University *

Northeastern University *

Oberlin College

Ohio University *

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus *

Pacific Lutheran University 

Purdue University *

Rochester Institute of Technology *

Rutgers University-New Brunswick Campus *

San Diego State University

Southwestern University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Swarthmore College *

Tennessee Technological University *

Texas A&M University-College Station *

Texas Southern University *

Texas State University *

Tufts University *

Union College * 

University of Alabama *

University of British Columbia *

University of California-Irvine *

University of California-Riverside *

University of California-Santa Barbara *

University of California-Santa Cruz *

University of Central Florida *

University of Chicago *

University of Colorado Boulder *

University of Hawaii at Manoa *

University of Hawaii-Hilo *

University of Houston *

University of Illinois-Chicago *

University of Illinois-Springfield

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign *

University of Iowa

University of Maryland-Baltimore County *

University of Maryland-College Park *

University of Massachusetts-Amherst *

University of Massachusetts-Boston *

University of Massachusetts-Lowell *

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor *

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities *

University of Nebraska-Kearney

University of Nevada-Reno *

University of New Mexico-Main Campus *

University of Notre Dame *

University of Pittsburgh (Computer Science) *

University of Pittsburgh (Informatics and Networked Systems) *

University of Rochester *

University of San Diego

University of Southern Mississippi *

University of Texas-Austin (Computer Science) *

University of Texas-Austin (Electrical and Computer Engineering) *

University of Texas-Dallas *

University of Texas-El Paso *

University of Texas-San Antonio

University of Toronto *

University of Utah *

University of Wisconsin-Madison *

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee *

Virginia Tech *

Washington and Lee University

Washington University-St Louis *

Wayne State University*

Western Washington University

Whitman College *


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

This message is brought to you by the CRA’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP). CERP provides social science research and comparative evaluation for the computing community. Subscribe to the CERP newsletter here.

The Data Buddies Project is currently supported through National Science Foundation (NSF) awards DUE-1821136, CNS-2036717, CNS-1840724, sub-awards and contracts, and direct CRA contributions. Previous NSF awards that supported the project include CNS-1246649 and DUE-1431112, and CNS-1840724. 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.