Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) Longitudinal Study


Student-faculty relationships; Social integration

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.

Selected publications include:

Survey Instruments

Survey items are available in Appendix D of the Full-Scale Methodology Report, available at:


Data are available for online analysis at:

Survey Level
Higher Education
Survey Data

This is one of the K-12 Surveys listed in the School Climate Survey Compendium.

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