• An Introduction to B.C.'s Post-Secondary Student Surveys

    July 11, 2014

    A general introduction to the BC Student Outcomes program and the four annual surveys.

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  • Student Outcomes 2012 Demographic Profile

    July 11, 2014

    This is a brief overview of the basic demographic characteristics of respondents to all four surveys.

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  • The 2013 Highlights

    July 11, 2014

    The BC Student Outcomes program showcases the relevance of the post-secondary education provided to British Columbia's students. Key findings from the Project’s four annual surveys can be found in this publication.

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  • 2013 Developmental Student Outcomes Survey: Report of Findings

    March 13, 2014

    Adults who require additional skills to enter an academic or career program at public post-secondary institutions can take developmental programs. These programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. The 2013 Developmental Student Outcomes Survey was conducted with students who took ABE and ESL at an intermediate level or higher.

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  • 2013 Key Student Outcomes Indicators

    March 07, 2014

    This report presents institution-specific summaries of Key Student Outcomes Indicators (KOIs). The key outcomes indicators are presented in groupings that correspond to the DACSO Survey's main themes: respondent attributes, satisfaction levels, employment outcomes, and further education. Many of the variables and indicators considered key for education planning are presented in this report for each of the participating institutions.

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BC Student Outcomes Surveys

Thousands of students complete their educational programs at British Columbia's public post-secondary institutions each year. These institutions, along with the Ministry of Advanced Education, recognize that student feedback is important to maintaining a high-quality, relevant education system. A number of annual surveys are used to collect information from former students, who are asked about their current employment, if they've taken any further education since leaving, and if they were satisfied with the education they received.  

Surveys administered each year include:

Survey results are used:

  • By post-secondary institutions, to improve programs and services
  • By the ministry responsible for post-secondary policy development and accountability
  • By prospective students, to make informed decisions
  • By researchers conducting studies on education globally, nationally, and provincially, etc.


For more information about the DACSO, APPSO, or DEVSO surveys,
contact Marti Lea Thib at MartiLea.Thib@gov.bc.ca

For more information about the BGS, contact Jim Martell at Jim.Martell@gov.bc.ca