Fall 2020 Mason Pulse Survey Results

The purpose of the Mason Pulse Survey, distributed to all Mason students enrolled in Fall 2020, was to capture student impressions and experiences when Mason abruptly moved to a 100% distance-learning format in response to the pandemic caused by COVID-19. The instrument included questions about the quality of virtual instruction, experiences with Blackboard (instruction platform), awareness of and needs for campus resources, COVID-19 impacts, and intent to re-enroll in Spring 2021. This information can be used to gauge the student experience, identify and address areas for improvement including providing additional student support, and plan for the future.
Oct. 20 – Nov. 4, 2020
39,032 Mason Students
6,614 Mason Students
Response rates
17% Total


Dashboards and Reports
Fall 2020 Pulse Survey Dashboard *The dashboard is only accessible from the Mason network. If you are off campus, you will need to use VPN to access this link.
UG Overview – Mason Pulse Fall 2020 (PDF)
GR Overview – Mason Pulse Fall 2020 (PDF)
Mason Pulse Survey Instrument (PDF)