Other Student Outcomes Surveys


Developmental Student Outcomes Survey - 2009 to 2014

Conducted annually, the Developmental Student Outcomes Survey asked former upper-level Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) students to evaluate their educational experiences and to report on their transitions to the labour market and further education. Post-secondary institutions and government used the results from this survey to support post-secondary curriculum planning, policy development, and accountability; to provide information for program and service evaluation and educational planning; and to guide educational choices for former students. 

Publications for this survey can be found in the searchable table in the Publications page. 

2012 BCCAT Movers Survey

In early 2012, the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) commissioned BC Stats to survey over 1,600 students who changed B.C. public post-secondary institutions between the 2010/11 academic year and fall 2011. The survey was designed to learn more about students’ educational goals and motivations for changing institutions, their satisfaction with the institutions and their transfer experience, and how their experience could have been improved.

A Survey of Movers: Students Who Move Between B.C. Public Post-Secondary Institutions

2009 Short Stay Early Leaver Student Outcomes Survey

Why do some students leave the B.C. public post-secondary system without a credential? This question was the focus of the 2009 Short Stay Early Leaver Student Outcomes Survey of students who left after taking a few courses ('short stays') and those who left their program before completing it ('early leavers'). 

Without a Trace: An Examination of Former Post-Secondary Students who Left the System Without a Credential and Did Not Return

Completers Versus Leavers: Beyond the Simplistic "Drop-Out" Label


2003 BC College & Institute Short Stay Pilot Survey 

The 2003 BC College & Institute Short Stay Pilot Survey collected data on the outcomes of former students who left public colleges, university colleges, and institutes after completing a relatively small number of courses. Former students were asked about their overall satisfaction with their institution, objectives for enrolling, reasons for leaving, employment outcomes, and further studies.


Short Stay Summary Report