BCSSE-NSSE Guide to Data & Report Resources

Accessing Your Results Online

BCSSE 2020 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 users need to log into the BCSSE Portal to access 2021 data. 

Three sections of your BCSSE-NSSE Combined report

Provides important information regarding the population and respondent counts, as well as respondent characteristics.

Based on all first-year student respondents from your institution's BCSSE 2020 and NSSE 2021 administrations (in contrast to the longitudinal results which contain only matched data), these data provide the best estimates of your students' pre-college characteristics and their engagement during the first year. By displaying cross-sectional results side-by-side, you can identify areas of correspondence and gaps in engagement for better understanding of the first-year student experience.

Compares BCSSE 2020 and NSSE 2021 results for students who completed both surveys. Means for BCSSE scales and NSSE Engagement Indicators (EIs) are presented for students grouped by expectations for grades ('A- or higher' and 'B+ or lower') and expectations for studying ('16 or more hours per week' and '15 or fewer hours per week') and whether the expectations were met. These results reveal which BCSSE scales and NSSE EIs are associated with entering grade expectations and meeting those expectations.

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