NACAS Research

Providing the data and insights that you need to propel your institution into the future.


Helping You Transform with Data

NACAS is focused on helping leaders in auxiliary services transform their schools and serve their students.

That’s why we launched NACAS Research; we’re here to provide the information that you need to enrich student experiences across the globe. Armed with new solutions, resources, and innovative ideas, you will be better prepared to take on challenges and stay relevant to the ever-changing student.

NACAS Research reviews the membership’s insights and common questions surrounding the student experience. We then analyze data from student surveys and business partner industry insights to recommend best practices, anticipate student demands, and optimize revenue-generating opportunities.

Research Reports

NACAS Research Reports demonstrate the value of the auxiliary services industry within the greater higher education landscape.

Auxiliaries advance the livelihood of students across the country every single day. NACAS Research helps you tell that narrative to key stakeholders on your campus. We explore the impact of auxiliary services on the student experience and provide short and simple reports that help you navigate your day-to-day — but not take too much time away from it.

Our findings show what students really need to be successful on campus. We provide our members with easily digestible information that covers a broad range of auxiliary service departments while staying relevant and flexible to your inquiries and research needs.

COVID-19 Student Insights Survey

Providing the vision necessary to inform next steps for the fall

Resuming operations after a global pandemic is uncharted territory for the auxiliary services industry, but it is our responsibility to plan for any and all scenarios. The data provided by our individualized COVID-19 Student Insights Survey program will help you move forward with confidence.

NACAS Research is working in partnership with Riddle & Bloom to offer a new research service to the membership so you can get a better understanding of what students need and want from their institutions as we head into the fall. We are asking that our members share the COVID-19 Student Insights Survey with their students. The institutions that participate in the program will receive a detailed, campus-specific report that provides the vision needed to inform your operational next-steps and set your community up for success. This report will demonstrate how the auxiliary services industry can directly impact the student experience by understanding their expectations, especially during a time of crisis.

Send the survey to students with our survey email template, build your own, or share the link through your auxiliaries’ social media channels. Get the survey link, preview PDF version, or reach out to with any questions!

Students who complete the survey will be entered in a raffle to receive one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. We will close the student survey on May 29. Act now to gain your students’ insights!