Nationally-Normed Surveys

  • Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE):  Collects data about entering college students' high school academic and co-curricular experiences, as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during the first college year.  Administered each year to new first-year students during Manresa.
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE):  Survey of students' exposure to good practices in undergraduate education.  Administered each spring to Xavier's freshmen and seniors.
  • Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA):  College-level test of general educational outcomes.  Administered as a pilot to Xavier freshmen in Fall 2010 and to seniors in Spring 2011.
  • Alumni Outcomes Survey (AOS):  Assesses alumni's perceptions of the institution's impact on their personal and professional growth and development and provides a detailed employment and education history.  Alumni are surveyed one, five, and ten years after graduation (following a three-year cycle).