Data Drives Initiatives
This online survey is conducted every other year (beginning 2004) with a random sample of undergraduate students from each participating institution. The invitations are sent out in mid-February and students have four weeks to complete the survey with one email reminder sent two weeks after the initial invitation. This survey began as a tool to measure AOD use and related behaviors and has expanded over time to include violence and mental health.
Arizona Institutions of Higher Education
Statewide Survey Data
2012 - 2022 Statewide Survey Results
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the AZIHE statewide survey?
The AZIHE statewide survey began in 2004. The purpose of this survey is to identify alcohol and other drug (AOD), mental health and violence norms, trends, and knowledge among Arizona college students. The information is used to determine changes in these variables over time and to determine changes in programming needs for students. The survey was developed as a means for institutions to create and share an aggregate report. Disaggregated reports by institution are created and shared internally for institutions to compare with the statewide data if they are interested in doing so.
The data is reported on with the following age categories: <21, 21 – 25, and all.
Who are the stakeholders?
- The state of Arizona
- Arizona University/College administrators, faculty and students
- Arizona University/College partners
- Arizona communities
Who develops the survey?
All institutions contribute to the survey question edit and review process. This includes discussing suggested edits, additions, and removal of questions. We continue to make changes to ensure the data is useful to inform programming and apply for funding. The survey now has a solid set of core questions and has had few major changes over the past 4 administrations. All 2022 surveys were between 50 – 60 questions (10 – 15 minutes to complete). In addition, each participating institution can request additional items for their specific institution.
What are the survey methods?
How often is the survey conducted?
How do I get my institution involved?
Email the AZIHE Director email if you have additional questions and/or would like to get your institution involved. All institutions of higher education in Arizona are encouraged to participate.
How do I suggest additions and/or edits to the survey?
The survey started with the focus of AOD use and has expanded to include a variety of topics. The survey questions have shifted based on the needs of participating campuses and the students. We encourage people to let us know if topics specific to this population are prevalent in the literature. We strive to ensure the survey is representative and includes emerging issues and concerns. At the core we want to have statewide data and are mindful of trend data and how requested data will be impacted. While we cannot guarantee all newly requested questions/edits will be implemented, each campus can add their own questions based on programs and interest that would be beneficial to your institution.