Office of Institutional Research

West Chester University

887 S. Matlack Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Fax: 610-436-2635
Email: Institutional Research

First -Year Student Surveys

Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement

West Chester University Administers the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) to First-year students in order to collect data regarding their high school academic and co-curricular activites.  This survey also provides information on students' expectations regarding their anticipated participation in academic and co-curricular activities during their first year of college.

BCSSE 2010 Results Summary

Cooperative Institutional Research Program

West Chester University (WCU) administers the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) First-Year Student Survey every other year. The last year for which results are available is 2007. The presentations linked below provide a summary of the results, as well as a discussion on the characteristics of Millennial students at WCU.

For more information on CIRP results or these presentations, please contact Dr. Idna Corbett, Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services at

CIRP First-year Student Survey - Summary of 2007 Results (PPT)

Who are our Students? The Millennial Student at WCU (PPT)

For more information on the CIRP survey, please visit