Since 1998, OIT has conducted ResNet/ComTech Surveys to gauge students’ use of information and communication technology services on campus. The survey is open to students living in the 23 campus residence halls and in Greek Village. This year, 1,616 students participated in the survey.
According to the 2017 ResNet/ComTech Survey, approximately:
- 70 percent of 737 respondents were either somewhat satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of their ResNet connection. These students resided in residence halls without ubiquitous wireless.
- 78 percent of 972 respondents living in residence halls with ubiquitous wireless used the ncsu wireless network on a regular basis to connect to the internet in their rooms.
- 90 percent of 1,576 respondents spent at least three hours per day on the internet in their rooms.
- 7 percent of 1,564 respondents reported that their computer was affected by adware, spyware, viruses, or Trojans this year.
- 71 percent of 1,523 respondents used Google Drive as one of their regular methods to back up their important files.
- 62 percent of 1,514 respondents participated in a class that required the use of clickers.
- 72 percent of the 988 respondents who used campus computer labs prefer to use the Windows operating system in the labs.
- 48 percent of 1,502 respondents did not have a TV in their room or apartment.
- 64 percent of 1,500 respondents use an iPhone as their primary cell phone and 35 percent use Android smartphones.
For more results from the 2017 survey and previous years, see ResNet/ComTech Surveys.