Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) Longitudinal Study

Constructs

Student-faculty relationships; Social integration

Respondents
Data were collected from a sample of students entering postsecondary education for the first time. In the most recent wave, students were initially surveyed at the end of their first academic year (2003-04) and then received invitations to participate in follow-up surveys at the end of their third (2005-06) and sixth (2008-09) years after entry in to postsecondary education.
Reports

Selected publications include:

Survey Instruments

Survey items are available in Appendix D of the Full-Scale Methodology Report, available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012246.pdf

Results

Data are available for online analysis at: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/bps/about.asp

Survey Data
Federal