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Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement

The BCSSE was administered as a pilot study in 2017 to determine student characteristics prior to the start of their college experience.

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)

  • Developed by: Indiana University Bloomington's Center for Postsecondary Research
  • Survey population: Incoming freshmen
  • Aim: collects data about entering college students' high school academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during the first college year. Can be paired with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at the end of the first college year, to provide an in-depth understanding of first-year student engagement on campus.
  • Frequency: Pilot study in 2017