Population Sampling Guidelines

The MISO Survey Team follows these guidelines when constructing stratified random samples of undergraduates.  At larger institutions, we also follow these guidelines when creating samples of faculty, staff, and special populations.

If a population is… The size of the sample is….
Fewer than 800 The entire population
Fewer than 1000 500 people
Fewer than 4000 700 people
Fewer than 10,000 1000 people
Greater than 10,000 1500 people