BCSSE-NSSE Guide to Data & Report Resources

Accessing Your Results Online

BCSSE 2021 provides zip files with respondent data and institutional reports that you can download from the “Data & Reports” table on the Institution Interface. After logging in to the NSSE Interface, click on the “BCSSE Admin” in the upper right corner.

BCSSE 2021 and 2022 users need to log into the BCSSE Portal to access their BCSSE-only data. 

BCSSE-NSSE Combined Report includes:

Cross-Sectional Results
The cross-sectional results present item-by-item student responses and mean comparisons from your BCSSE and NSSE administrations. All respondents are included whether they completed one or both surveys, providing the best estimates of your students' precollege experiences and their engagement during the first year. With cross-sectional results displayed side-by-side, you can identify areas of correspondence and gaps in engagement for better understanding of the first-year student experience.

The cross-sectional results include the following sections:

  1. Demographics and other student identities and experiences (all student-reported)
  2. Item frequencies and means for BCSSE Scales and NSSE Engagement Indicators
  3. Item frequencies and means for how students spend their time in a typical week

Longitudinal Results
The longitudinal results compare BCSSE and NSSE data only for students who completed both surveys. Means for BCSSE Scales and NSSE Engagement Indicators are grouped by expectations for grades, expectations for studying, and whether the expectations were met.

The longitudinal results include the following sections:

  1. Demographics and other student identities and experiences (all student-reported)
  2. BCSSE Scale and NSSE Engagement Indicator gaps
  3. Gaps for how students expected to spend their time and how they actually did so in a typical week

Participating Institutions
A complete list of institutions that completed both BCSSE 2021 and NSSE 2022.

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